Award-winning wines at West Shore cafe

Enjoy the scenic drive around Lake Tahoe’s West Shore, you will find The West Shore cafe, a striking and classic Tahoe lodge just steps...

Beautifully complex Washington wines

Hope you enjoyed my recent wine voyage to southern Oregon in the last edition. The next stop on my wine journey is Washington, the...

Wines of Lebanon, Greece

When it comes to the history of wine, there is clearly more than one viable origin story, but the one I like the best...

Creative wines at The Lodge

  By Lou Phillips · The Lodge at Tahoe Donner ·  The Lodge Restaurant and Pub offers floor-to-ceiling views of the High Sierra paired with Chef Lew...

California’s great growths

In exceptional European wine regions, such as Burgundy and Bordeaux in France and Borolo in Italy, top vineyards are titled as such and specialize...

What is bottle shock?

The Judgement of Paris, a famous wine tasting held in Paris in 1976, essentially proved that top-quality California wines were as good as top-quality...

The gift of wines

If you’ve got vino lovers in your life, your holiday shopping is about to get easy as wine. What is their birth year or...

The secrets of Sangria

  Once upon a time in Spain, a creative party planner mixed some spicy red wine with fresh fruit and a pinch of spice and,...

Meet the new port

What do you think of when you hear the word port? I bet you picture the complex, rich and earthy, fortified sweet wine to...

Great Napa Merlots

There is sweet irony in the final scene of the 2004 movie “Sideways” when the main character Miles, crushed by hubris, sullenly drinks his...