Vinogram: Bottle Jack Winery

Really enjoyed tasting Bottle Jack wines yesterday with John & Katharine, husband & wife winemaking team. Lovely #viognier and tasty reds from Santa Cruz Mountains & Central Coast. Tasting room only open on 3rd weekend of the month so visit today! #wine #winery #SantaCruz #california #centralcoast #santacruzmountains #redwine #vinogram A photo posted by Robin Austin […]

Vinogram: Loma Prieta Winery

Wine tasting with a view at Loma Prieta Winery in the Santa Cruz mountains overlooking Monterey Bay. Largest producer of #Pinotage in North America. Cheers! 🍷#wine #winetasting #nofilter #winery #grapevine #vineyard A photo posted by Robin Austin (@amgastronomer) on Jun 10, 2016 at 3:57pm PDT Loma Prieta Winery not only has gorgeous views of the […]

La Crema Monterey Pinot Gris

La Crema, the California winery that produces consistently good Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, has just released a new white wine: the La Crema 2012 Monterey Pinot Gris. What made La Crema interested in Pinot Gris after decades of focusing on two grapes? “We were intrigued with this varietal because it gave us the chance to […]

Aqua Pumpkin Pinot Noir 2009

Pumpkin season is officially underway. And with all the spiced lattes, beers and beyond, your favorite pumpkin-inspired treat could very well be a wine: the 2009 Aqua Pumpkin Pinot Noir. Before you start imagining just how well pumpkin goes with red wine, you should know that there is no pumpkin (or pumpkin flavor) in Aqua […]

Zocker Gruner Veltliner 2011

Grüner Veltliner is the kind of wine you crave on a hot day. It’s an ideal summer white, going well with a variety of foods including seafood, sandwiches and salads, hard to pair vegetables like artichokes and asparagus, or Asian or spicy cuisine. You can enjoy it with a backyard barbecue or simply on its […]

AG Pick: Mandolin Syrah 2009

Easy to drink and easy on the wallet, the 2009 Mandolin Syrah is the kind of wine you can enjoy any day of the week. This wine comes from the Monterey region in California’s Central Coast, an AVA that is influenced by its proximity to the ocean. Vineyards in this part of the Central Coast […]