This week we explore Mendocino County, California. Mendocino County is an appellation that makes wine from grapes grown mostly in Mendocino County, California and is a part of the larger North Coast AVA to the west of Lake County. Mendocino County is huge, covering 2.4 million acres and almost 19,000 acres […]

Ep 085 – Mendocino County


This week we continue our journey into California wine country with Lake County. Lake County is an appellation of origin designating wine made from grapes grown in Lake County, California, which is east of Mendocino County and north of Napa County. This area is best known for Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon […]

Ep 084 – Lake County


Paso Robles Wine Country AVA was established in 1983 and located in San Luis Obispo County, California. It’s a part of the larger Central Coast area north of Santa Barbara County. With approximately 40,000 acres of wine grapes. it’s known for its history with varieties like Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Rhône-style wines. […]

Ep 083 – Paso Robles



This episode starts a series focused on California wine regions. We spent most of the summer learning about wines from Europe and now we are looking to explore wines from the state that produces about 85% of US wine, and we’re starting with the Russian River Valley.   The Russian River […]

Ep 082 – Russian River Valley


Priorat is a Spanish DOQ (translates to “Qualified Appellation of Origin”), located in the north-eastern part of Spain, in Catalonia. This is on the Mediterranean side of Spain, only about 10 miles from the Mediterranean sea. DOQ (also called DOCa outside of Catalonia) is the top “qualification level” for Spanish […]

Ep 081 – Priorat


Time for another four wines! We have a little of everything this episode, red, white and rose but all French wine and all fantastic. Our tasting notes are below.   Domaine de Bellevue La Galoche Beaujolais Rosé 2016 – priced around $15.  This beautiful pink colored rose wine is made […]

Ep 080 – Four Wines September 2017 Edition



This week we head back into obscure wine grapes and regions with Greco di Tufo. There is still some warm weather left so don’t break out your sweaters and cabs just yet. We have one more crisp summer weather wine to talk about.   Greco di Tufo wine is made […]

Ep 079 – Greco di Tufo


  This week’s episode we are talking wine news. The articles listed below are featured in this week’s episode: Alcohol as a study tool? Drinking after learning boosts memory by Beth Mole ARS Technica August 3, 2017   New Zealand: thousands of bottles of allegedly fraudulent wine exported by Eleanor Ainge Roy […]

Ep 078 – Wine in the News, August 2017


If you are a listener of the show for any length of time you know we love to talk about rare or unknown grape varieties and regions. This week is no exception with the rare and mysterious grape from Austria known as Saint Laurent. It’s a highly aromatic dark-skinned wine […]

Ep 077 – Saint Laurent