The Fighting Varietals of 2019

Any veteran wine-lover will remember the term fighting varietal. It describes the category a bump or two above the basement and has typically been...

Wedding Wines

If you have lived in Tahoe a while or visit here regularly, you probably realize there are more than four seasons. In addition to...

Wine’s Magic Ingredient

It’s a picture perfect afternoon in wine country and you and your bestie are sitting on the most elegant of scenic hilltop patios being...

Wines Great for Grilling

Although al fresco dining usually starts with light fare and, if you followed the last three installments of my column (at TheTahoeWeekly.com; click on...

Five Reasons Wines Are Better Than Ever

After hearing another person tell me how much better wine was in the day, I had to set pen to paper to set the...

Warm Weather Wines, Part III

Yes, we saved the best for last: California’s two best features are fun in the sun and great wine; it just has to be...

Warm Weather Wines, Part II

OK fellow wine adventure people: Close your eyes, engage your imagination and jump on the magic wine carpet as it soars off to Europe...

Warm Weather Wines

This is my favorite feature of the year, not only because it is the harbinger of months of sunny, warm days, but also because...

Katy Wilson creating Coastal Neo-Classics

Sonoma Coast is one of the most controversial official American Viticultural Areas (AVA) in the wine world. It was originally meant to represent the...

Joel Peterson | The Godfather of Zinfandel

As someone I consider to be one of the generous, genuine and brilliant lights of California wine, and someone who has given 50 years...