Elena Walch Gewurztraminer

Wine Review: 2012 Elena Walch Gewurztraminer Kastelaz Alto Adige, Italy Rarely, do I have the pleasure of getting excited about tasting specific varietals, but every now and then a bottle shows up at our door and I am reminded why I love wine so much. Even rarer, tasting two wines …read more

More on the earthquake

faultmap

You’ll have to forgive me for feeling a little philosophical today about our wine industry, but a disaster will do that to you. We still don’t know the full extent of the damage from the big Napa earthquake, and we may never, but the fact is, if you escaped …read more

More on the earthquake

faultmap

You’ll have to forgive me for feeling a little philosophical today about our wine industry, but a disaster will do that to you. We still don’t know the full extent of the damage from the big Napa earthquake, and we may never, but the fact is, if you escaped …read more

Good Reads Wednesday

by Jeff Miller of Artisan Family of Wines (Seven Artisans, Sly Dog Cellars, Red Côte)
Every Wednesday I post my recommendations of the best of last week’s postings concerning wine, whether blogs or news. I list them in the order I read them, so you shouldn’t infer anything about the order …read more

O’LEARY WALKER’S CRACKING NEW WHITES

O’Leary Walker
Watervale Riesling 2014 

$20 , 12% alcohol;
screw cap; 94++ points

Consistently at the forefront of the fine, forceful
Rieslings of Watervale, the annual offering from O’Leary Walker is also
steadfastly in the front as far as sheer value goes. I don’t know any other
producer who annually entraps the wonder of the Watervale slope …read more

Napa Earthquake Report

Early Sunday Morning Napa was shaken by a 6.1 magnitude earthquake. This has drawn worldwide coverage. There has always been tremendous interest in California’s wine industry and Napa Valley wineries in particular and the earthquake has only intensified this interest. In an effort to address the concern …read more

Summer Sippers: Tilt a Wheel

Who can resist a cool drink on a hot summer day? This recipe brought to you by the savvy mixologist, Brooke Arthur. Summer Sippers: Tilt a Wheel 1 oz Gin 1 oz Sauvignon Blanc 3/4 oz Freshly pressed grapefruit juice 1/2 oz Freshly pressed lemon juice 1/2 oz Vanilla syrup* …read more

Earthquake Proof Your Wine

Napa Earthquake hits Napa Barrel Care 2014

Damages in Napa after the earthquake hit on Sunday morning, August 24th, 2014, had everyone scrambling. The earthquake couldn’t have had worse timing: right during the start of harvest. As safety was a top priority in the hours following the quake, now everyone is wondering

Is my wine okay?!

Sadly, …read more

Video: The Stunning Landscape of Lisbon and Sesimbra, Portugal

Sesimbra

Summer is almost coming to end. The leaves are just starting to change ever -so-slightly. The air is cooling. And offices around Europe are coming back to life.

Here at Catavino, we’re enjoying this last week of fabulousness before coming on the grid full-time in September. Come September, ensuring that you …read more

Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For August 25, 2014

So, like, what is this stuff, anyway?
I taste a bunch-o-wine (technical term for more than most people). So each week, I share some of my wine reviews (mostly from samples) and tasting notes with you via twitter (limited to 140 characters). They are meant to be quirky, fun, and …read more