The Federalist Dueling Pistols 2014

How does a Syrah, Zinfandel, red blend from the West Coast Taste when you raise it for a toast? I’ve had the hit musical Hamilton on the brain for months and I couldn’t help but think about the opening number when I was pouring a glass of The Federalist Dueling Pistols. The name of the […]

The Federalist Zinfandel 2011

Are you a Scandal fan and looking for a red wine to sip along with Olivia Pope? Or are you interested in something dark and intense to go along with the schemes on House of Cards? Try a bottle of the 2011 Federalist Zinfandel. Uniquely American from the grape to the image of Alexander Hamilton […]

Wallet-Friendly Red Wines for Fall

Looking for a new great value wine to try this fall? Try one of these three reds: Herdade do Esporão Monte Velho Red 2012 Portugal Set a place at the dinner table for this medium bodied, food-friendly wine from the Alentejo region of Portugal. The wine is a blend of indigenous grapes Aragonês (40%) and […]

Clos LaChance Wines

Big in flavor but not in price, Clos LaChance wines are easy to drink and can be enjoyed at a variety of occasions. Located in San Martin, in the northern part of California’s Central Coast, Clos LaChance is family owned and operated. Bill and Brenda Murphy focus on creating wines of distinction using sustainable winegrowing […]

Surprising Lake County Wines

By Maxine Howard What is so surprising about Lake County wines? The surprise is that they’re interesting, well-made, and reasonably priced. Twenty-one wineries from Lake County (just north and east of Napa) showed off their recent vintages at a tasting in San Francisco in September. We only had a chance to sample about a third […]

Discover Temecula: Briar Rose Winery

Tucked away in a valley in southern California is Temecula, one of the state’s lesser known wine regions.  While it may not yet have the name recognition of Napa or Sonoma, Temecula is home to more than 30 wineries.  At just 90 miles southeast of Los Angeles and 60 miles north of San Diego, Temecula […]