Archive for the Tag 'Northern California'


Fast Forward Your Wine Knowledge ~ Take Some Courses at UCD and Beyond

Fast forwarding your wine knowledge is always so rewarding. When I landed in wine country, I realized that I knew practically nothing about wine, and yet I wanted into this business. I quickly realized that Santa Rosa Junior College is one of the finest junior colleges in our nation, and I could greatly enhance my […]


Suisun Valley Wine and Food ~ A Love Story, From Grapes to Wine

Today’s blog is about the group effort (Suisun Valley). One of the most natural progressions in the wine industry is from the humble farmer, who has been growing grapes for sometimes generations in a family; and then one day, the light bulb goes on, and a producer is born… “I wonder what these grapes would […]


Martín Códax Albariño and another new friend *CapaBunga* top it off over Paella

2008 Bodegas Martín Códax Albariño ~ Inviting aromas of lemon, lemon grass, delicate saffron, and golden grasses made me want to run in that field again on a hot August night by Sabattus Lake. The flavors of this wine, luxuriant lemon, pink grapefruit, and the velvety citrus of a ripe tangerine, just drew me in […]


Summer Barefooting: A Sonoma County Day in the Sun

There’s a lot of love in them thar vineyards. For those of us working out here in this lush, Mediterranean climate, many of us are just too busy working to come up for much air, and really enjoy many of those touristy moments. How many New Yorkers go to the top of the Empire State […]


Suisun Valley AVA Climate, Topography, and Wine Grape Characterization Study

In May of 2008, Suisun Valley Grape Growers Association hired Terra Spase of Napa, California, to begin the process of scientifically defining their terroir. Proprietor Paul Skinner and his staff immediately initiated the project, which was to inventory and assess the conditions of the available climatic and topographic data for the Suisun Valley AVA. Suisun […]