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14 March, 2017

Left Coast Cellars Wines

Left Coast Cellars Wines
Posted in : Beer, Wine, Sake, bubbly, pinot blanc, pinot gris, Pinot Noir, Red Wine, Sparkling Wine, tasting notes, White Wine, Wine, wine review on by : The Gourmez

Obligatory disclaimer: Left Coast Cellars provided these wines for my review for free. My experience with Left Coast Cellars (website here) is not a long one…but it has certainly been a fruitful one. And I didn’t even intend that to be a wine pun. Ivy Hover is Left Coast’s marketing director, an A+ person, and my
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29 December, 2016

Prosser Wine Part 2: Best Wines in the Area

Prosser Wine Part 2: Best Wines in the Area
Posted in : Beer, Wine, Sake, brut sparkling wine, Cabernet Sauvignon, Dessert Wine, Durif, horse heaven hills, Red Wine, Sparkling Wine, Tempranillo, Travel, Travel Guide for Prosser, white wine, White Wine, Wine on by : The Gourmez

I don’t know a lot about Washington wine. I’m aware Yakima Valley is a wine destination, because my mother lives in little Tieton to the north of Yakima itself. But my family doesn’t drink, so I’ve only gone tasting out there once. As much as I know I need to visit more wineries local to
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22 December, 2016

Sustainable Food and Drink of Contra Costa

Sustainable Food and Drink of Contra Costa
Posted in : Beer, Beer, Wine, Sake, Dining in Walnut Creek, Port/Sherry Wines, prima, Red Wine, Restaurants, Rose Wine, Sparkling Wine, White Wine on by : The Gourmez

For the second year in a row, I had the honor of attending the Sustainable Contra Costa Awards Gala, an annual fundraiser and ceremony honoring businesses and individuals who’ve modelled sustainable practices in Contra Costa County. Lest you get confused, the event took place in September, not December! I’m a little behind on my blog
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19 December, 2016

Prosser Wine Part 1: The Allure of Alexandria Nicole Cellars

Prosser Wine Part 1: The Allure of Alexandria Nicole Cellars
Comments : 1 Posted in : Bars in Prosser, Beer, Wine, Sake, horse heaven hills, Red Wine, Rose Wine, tasting notes, Travel, WA, WA, White Wine, wine reviews on by : The Gourmez

I’ve been keeping a secret. Or rather, I’ve been too busy before now to share with you the fun, down-to-earth, yet fully ready for your enjoyment wine country based in and around Prosser, WA. In October, I took part in a media trip covering the area, and boy, did we hit up as much as
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21 November, 2016

Highlights of the Livermore Valley Wine Country

Highlights of the Livermore Valley Wine Country
Comments : 2 Posted in : bay area, Beer, Wine, Sake, livermore, livermore valley, Port/Sherry Wines, Red Wine, Rose Wine, White Wine, Wine, Wine Bloggers Conference 2016 on by : The Gourmez

It’s been a few months since I visited the Livermore Valley Wine Country on a pre-excursion to the 2016 Wine Bloggers Conference (WBC), but my memory has not faded at the impressive wines being churned out by this little known region. With its close location to the San Francisco Bay Area where I live, it’s
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10 October, 2016

A Visit to Bella Grace Vineyards

A Visit to Bella Grace Vineyards
Comments : 6 Posted in : Barbera, Beer, Wine, Sake, california, Grenache Blanc, Red Wine, roussanne, Sparkling Wine, Tempranillo, vermentino, White Wine, Wine on by : The Gourmez

Obligatory disclaimer: Everything consumed during this visit to Bella Grace Vineyards was free to me, including the companionship. The Havill Family In August, I accepted an invitation from the Dallas Wine Chick to join in on a day trip to Amador County’s Bella Grace Vineyards along with a handful of other wine bloggers. Our group
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4 September, 2016

Most Memorable Wines from the 2016 Wine Bloggers Conference: Part 2

Most Memorable Wines from the 2016 Wine Bloggers Conference: Part 2
Comments : 2 Posted in : Beer, Wine, Sake, Bread Wine, Cocktails, Spirits, Bars, guanabana, liqueur, Liqueurs, Other Spirits, Petite Sirah, polugar, Red Wine, sauvignon blanc, vodka, White Wine, Wine Bloggers Conference 2016 on by : The Gourmez

Last week, I posted Part 1 of this two-part series on the most memorable wines from the 2016 Wine Bloggers Conference (WBC), based in Lodi. I also participated in the Livermore Valley pre-excursion, so those wines crop up here. And they crop up on Instagram, where I first posted this picture from our Concannon dinner:
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2 September, 2016

Most Memorable Wines from the 2016 Wine Bloggers Conference: Part 1

Most Memorable Wines from the 2016 Wine Bloggers Conference: Part 1
Comments : 6 Posted in : Beer, Wine, Sake, Cider, livermore, lodi, Red Wine, Sparkling Wine, tasting notes, White Wine, Wine Bloggers Conference 2016 on by : The Gourmez

This was my third year attending the Wines Bloggers Conference (WBC), and I feel like I’m getting the hang of the endless wine sampling challenge that it is — three to four days full of it, if you add an excursion! I’m still forgetting hair ties to assist with the spitting, though. Maybe I need
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1 August, 2016

Get Psyched for WBC16 with Livestreams and Lodi Chardonnay!

Get Psyched for WBC16 with Livestreams and Lodi Chardonnay!
Comments : 2 Posted in : Beer, Wine, Sake, Chardonnay, lodi, White Wine, Wine, Wine Bloggers Conference 2016 on by : The Gourmez

  Hello friends! If you are not interested in the wine side of the Gourmez, then this post is not for you. But if you are, and especially if you’re headed to Lodi for the annual Wine Bloggers Conference (WBC) next week, WBC16, read on! This will be my third WBC. So far, it’s been
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