The internet is littered with too many wine websites, blogs and publications. Mobile has tons of wine apps. And not all of it is great or useful information. What rises above all the noise – sites and apps that are not too wine or tech geeky and that give me hope of navigating more easily through the wide world of wine. Read more
Happy Birthday America. We raise a glass and toast our collective history and accomplishments. What’s in that glass? For me and fellow wine lovers it sure won’t be beer. July 4th is a time toy celebrate our great country and wines made on American soil.
From burgers to fried chicken and apple pie, we’ll be feasting on a typical American menu. The wine should also be as American as the food. Read more
Do you know about Bottlenotes? It’s an online wine social media community, and totally unpretentious. Here you can share your own tasting notes, learn about and buy wine. They have a well-edited selection in their wine portfolio. You can also get The Daily Sip, the wine equivalent of Daily Candy. Bottlenotes also organizes wine tasting events, where you can meet up with other members and taste and talk about wine (yes in person!). Called Around the World in 80 Sips, it’s a great opportunity to taste wines you may not ever come across — like a passionfruit wine from Thailand. This event was held at Crushpad, the custom crush facility in San Francisco. Crushpad is relocating to Napa Valley, so this was probably my last time for visiting the city location. The tasting takes place amid all the barrels of wine aging. These wines stood out for me and should…
Bottlenotes, an online wine community, puts on the coolest wine tasting events. Don’t miss the next one, in SF on 2.27.10 Bottlenotes offers $10 off the ticket price for “Around the World in 80 Sips” for my blog readers (loyal fans that you are!). Last year’s event was lots of fun — and there were interesting wines from South Africa to New Zealand, plus lots of gourmet goodies to try. The event takes place amid the wine barrels at Crushpad, a micro custom crush facility, from 6pm-9pm. To get your discounted ticket, visit Bottlenotes and enter the coupon code SHOPEAT at checkout. I look forward to seeing you there! If you do attend, please add any tasting notes, etc to the comments section of the blog. Would love to know what you think about the wines!