Author: Alison Bailin Batz

23 California Red Wines to Try

While white wine had its moment in the earlier this month, it is all about the darker juice as National Red Wine Day approaches on August 28. Looking for a great bottle of red to uncork for the occasion? Here are several versatile varietals from across California.

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A Weekend in…Carneros   

Can’t decide between Napa and Sonoma? Why not enjoy both? The Carneros American Viticultural Area (AVA) not only straddles the Napa and Sonoma Valleys; it is a wine wonderland for those who live for exceptional Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and sparkling wine.


Winery of the Week: Bricoleur Vineyards

Bricoleur Vineyards’ signature varietal is called “Flying by the Seat of Our Pants.” The Brut sparkling wine, a blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir with a clear nose of citrus blossom and bubbly effervescence, is aptly named given the Sonoma Valley family-owned winery opened its expansive tasting room in 2020, just in time for the pandemic.


15 California White Wines to Try

What better time than August 4 – National White Wine Day – to pop open a bottle of your favorite white varietal, or perhaps try something new to you? Here are some California white wine favorites, all grown and made across the state’s many award-winning wine regions. 


Winery of the Week: DeLoach Vineyards

The Russian River Valley’s sprawling, spectacular DeLoach Vineyards is a pioneer in more ways than one. Founded in 1975 by Cecil DeLoach, Christine DeLoach, Berle Beliz and Jack Fleming, DeLoach was one of the first full-scale wineries to open in the Russian River Valley.