Category Archives: Wine Tasting

Wine tasting – as in visiting wineries and trying their wines – is one of my favorite activities. As I live in California, I get to indulge on it easily, when I find child-free time! These are my accounts of some of my wine tasting trips. For info on what type of wines I like, check out the “wine” category.

Wine Tasting in the Santa Clara Valley

It’s Winter Break, which means the kids are once again spending time with their nonos.  It also means that Mike and I got a whole weekend alone together.  We spent Saturday wine tasting in the Santa Clara Valley (or rather … Continue reading

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Wine Tasting in Livermore – IV

The kids are out of town and I figured it would be a great opportunity to go wine tasting, something we haven’t done for a couple of years. Livermore is the wine growing region closest to us, so that’s where … Continue reading

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Wine tasting in the East Bay

Believe it or not there are over a dozen wineries in the East Bay (see East Bay Vintners). Five of them even have tasting rooms in our backyard. I’ve been wanting to visit them for quite a while, but I … Continue reading

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Wine tasting in Lake County

Sometimes it seems like grapes for wine are grown in every region in California. Recently, I have discovered the wines of the Gold Country and Paso Robles, and early this week, I discovered those of the Lake County (or to … Continue reading

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Wine tasting in the Alexander Valley

On the fourth day of our trip we headed from Windsor to the Lake county, but first decided to visit some wineries in the Alexander Valley – where I hadn’t been before. I knew very little about the wineries, and … Continue reading

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Wine tasting in the Russian River (again)

Last year, Mike and I took a short trip to the wine country and went wine tasting in the Russian River Valley, in addition to other areas. This year, we decided to repeat ourselves, though vary our locations a little … Continue reading

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Korbel Champagne Cellars

After a long canoe trip down the Russian River Valley, Mike and I headed towards Occidental, where we were spending the night. On our way we passed Korbel, and decided to stop for some refreshing sparkling wine. Korbel seems to … Continue reading

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Wine tasting in Healdsburg

During our short trip to the wine country last weekend, we hit a couple of wineries in the city of Healdsburg proper. The city features a dozen (OK, I’m guessing) tasting rooms from wineries in the area. Most of them … Continue reading

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Wine tasting in Sonoma Valley

Mike and I just returned from a short trip to Sonoma and Lake counties, where we (OK, I) did a fair amount of wine tasting. As usual, I’m going to include my notes, which I think I will divide into … Continue reading

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Wine tasting in Paso Robles

It’s amazing to me how many wine-growing regions there are in California, and in particular, how many I have not visited in the 25+ years I’ve lived in this state. While I know I’ll never be able to visit even … Continue reading

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