When Wine Goes Bad

Right up there with starting a wine-bottle avalanche in front of the whole restaurant on your first day as the sommelier — yes, I...

Brewforia Beer Market + Kitchen

As the Eagles sang, “There’s a new kid in town,” and in Incline Village, Nev., that new kid is Brewforia Beer Market + Kitchen....

What’s in that wine Box?

Bota Box, Black Box, Naked Box, Bota Brick: There hasn’t been this much zaniness in wine names since the critter craze. But just what...

Napa Meets Bordeaux in — Tuscany?

It was all so simple for millennia in Tuscany. Wine fans the world over agreed that the finest Tuscans came from Sangiovese grapes grown...

Wine on the Water

The annual Wine on the Water held in June is always one of the Tahoe Sierra’s premiere wine-tasting events, featured dozens of exceptional producers...

Beaujolais Perfect for Summer

The 2018 summer mission: To make 2018 the best wine summer for all oenophiles. Should you accept this mission, start with quality Beaujolais, a can’t-miss...

New California Quality Stars

From a wine-grape-growing standpoint, California is blessed with having a variety of climates, soils and water sources from which to cultivate exceptional fruit for...

Sparkling, Red, White & Blue Wines

I know the 4th of July is significant in many ways, but I always see it as a yearly gratitude check. Whether the White...

Zinfandel | America’s Wine Grape

Yes, I know Zinfandel sprung to life centuries ago in Croatia, but it was never embraced or promoted there. As had the Pilgrims, Zinfandel...

Whitecaps Pizza: Affordable Beachfront Dining

We all know that typically in Lake Tahoe beachfront dining is not always affordable. If we add quality food with creative twists to the...