Bodega Bay View

Escape the Heat: Bodega Bay Day

The sun is shining and the valleys in wine country are heating up.  On Saturday I was seeking a cooler climate and took a drive out on the Sonoma Coast to Bodega Bay.  A great place for Pinot Noir and...

/ March 19, 2014

#AFTERBarrelTasting Part II

We made it! Most of us here were experiencing our first Barrel Tasting ever and now can say that we’ve seen and heard it all!   Praises   Complaints   Spillers/Klutzes   Drunks Big Spenders   Partiers Zombies   Wristband...

/ March 10, 2014

To Drink or to Shelf that Bottle of Wine?

DRINK OR SHELF???  I’ve come upon a tiring dilemma – to save or not to save… and drink!   When you have access to some of the best wines in the world and you often buy them after being out...

/ March 3, 2014

Barrel Tasting Behind the Scenes: Part 1

For something to succeed for 36 years, it has to have the magic ingredients of running smooth, excellent experiences, divine wine, and 16,000 guests and wineries in harmony.  It all starts with Beth Costa, the executive director of the Wine...

/ February 28, 2014

#AFTERBarrelTasting

Not Until AFTER Barrel Tasting!   This year we are celebrating the 36th annual Barrel Tasting, an event that stirs up different types of excitement in people.  The restaurants expect a full house, the wineries showcase their future wines, locals...

/ February 24, 2014

Red or White – what about equality?

The wine industry has seen this constant battle between groups of people who claim to prefer reds or prefer whites.  What is it about these groups? Is it some kind of personality trait? A certain wine gene we have?  A...

/ February 17, 2014

Savor Healdsburg Tour

Savor Healdsburg Food and Wine Tours invited Wine Road on a tour and we gladly accepted the invitation.  As a local, touring around Healdsburg doesn’t seem to be very necessary but I sure found out the contrary.  This tour is...

/ February 10, 2014

Wine & Wishes Recap

On the first of February, Make- A-Wish Greater Bay area hosted a benefit called Wine & Wishes where several Wine Road members joined the cause and poured wines for attendees.  Wine Road donated tickets to attend all 3 annual events...

/ February 5, 2014

Cork Dorks

I’m not one.  I have friends who are.  They swirl and sniff like they are lost in the woods. They swish like mouthwash lovers making sure the vino coats each inch of their mouths only to sip once again for...

/ February 2, 2014

Raise Your Glass: but Only to Cheers!

Cheers! Salut! Prost! Nazdravi! Skål! Gesondheid! Salud! Cin Cin! Prosit! Chok dee! Gan bay! However you say it, raise your glass and celebrate great health, company, and wine in your glass!  I can’t think of another reason for drinkers to...

/ January 28, 2014