Wine Talk

Wine Magazines Worth Reading

I know that majority of people will do their research on the internet before making a purchase, as there is such a vast amount of information available at your finger tips. I do however find that printed materials...Read more

American Wine Society National Tasting Project

For our September meeting of the San Diego Wine Guild of 2018, we participated in the American Wine Society National Tasting Project presented by Brad Bruce. The National Tasting Project is an educational wine...Read more

Wine Tasting in Wisconsin

So when most people say 'Wisconsin,' they immediately think of cheese, cows, or the Packers. While visiting the Midwest for a family event, I discovered that wine grapes do indeed grow in the frozen tundra. With the...Read more

An Evening with: Eberle Winery

For our July meeting of the San Diego Wine Guild in 2018, we had Eberle Winery presented by Winemaker Chris Eberle, no relation to owner Gary Eberle. Chris graduated from Cal Poly with a bachelor’s degree in...Read more

Visiting the Valle de Guadalupe

My wine tasting trip into the Valle de Guadalupe had 2 destinations: Barõn Balch'e and Casa Doña Lupe. Our winery tour would also serve another purpose, to mark another trip around the Sun for Chuck. The weather in...Read more

Life as a Winemaker: Nathan Carlson

For my second installment of my 'Life as a Winemaker' series, I am going to explore the idea that being a winemaker is glamorous, romantic & full of popping bottles. On certain days of the year, winemakers assure...Read more

A Trip to: LJ Crafted Wines

On my way back from a recent trip to the beach, I stopped into one of the newest addition to San Diego's growing list of Urban Winery & satellite tasting room locations. LJ Crafted Wines located in the Bird Rock...Read more

Life as a Winemaker: Joel Peterson

For many, the idea of being a winemaker is glamorous, romantic & full of popping bottles. To outsiders they live a life of leisure, but it is a lot of work and grit involved in the process of growing grapes...Read more

Geographical Indications on a Wine Label

Geographical indications (GI) are common to all wine producing regions & are often featured on wine labels. A GI is a name which corresponds to a specific geographical location or origin (e.g. a town, region, or...Read more

Comparing Pinot Noir

This month’s meeting of the San Diego Chapter of the American Wine Society was themed, Pinot Noir Wines from NakedWines. Our meeting started with some recaps from the officers about financials & membership. A...Read more

Chianti: Legend of the Black Rooster

The Gallo Nero ( Black Rooster ) is the historic symbol of the League of Chianti and has become the symbol of the wines of Chianti Classico. There are no clear records on the exact origin of this symbol, but the...Read more

An Evening with: Tenuta Torciano Winery

For our third meeting of the San Diego Wine Guild in 2018, we had Tenuta Torciano Winery presented by Chiara & Valentina Lunare. After some quick announcements about upcoming programs, we quickly got onto...Read more

Pairing Wine and Cheese

A match made in heaven is how most people would describe the centuries-old tradition of having wine + cheese together. With the right combination you will experience an amazing pairing that will leave you talking...Read more

A Trip to: Callaway Vineyard & Winery

Today I visited the Temecula wine region for the first time in a long time, so I started with Callaway Vineyard & Winery . When I arrived at the property, I was drawn to a walkway area they have that displays all...Read more

An Evening with: Pierce Ranch Vineyards

For our second meeting of the San Diego Wine Guild in 2018, we had Pierce Ranch Vineyards presented by Josh Pierce. This small family-owned winery in Monterey County's San Antonio Valley AVA. They produce estate-...Read more