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Paso Westside's, Wild, Wet, Windy, Wacky, Weird, Weather

August 18, 2010

Paso Westside grower, Larry Stanton provides an account of a roller coaster year in the Central Coast...

Chanin Wine, 2008 Chardonnays and Pinots

June 20, 2010

Chanin's 2009 wines showed very well the last time he visited me. In this interview, he discusses, in detail...

2010 Santa Barbara County Wine Futures Tasting

May 03, 2010

Similar to En primeur tastings (which are meant get consumers to buy wines before they are bottled)...

Candor: non-vintage wines

March 22, 2010

Almost every bottle of wine produced in California has a vintage designation - meaning that it's made from. ...

2009 harvest rains

October 13, 2009

Rains are putting pressure on Central Coast growers, but calm prevails....

Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara

October 08, 2009

On October 8, 2009, the TTB officially announced the formation of the Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara AVA...

Albawhat?

October 04, 2009

Albarino is rather obscure to American wine consumers. While it has been produced in Spain for centuries...

Gavin Chanin: Atypical and liking it.

July 07, 2009

Of all the ambitious and talented young winemakers hitting the Central Coast wine scene, none have yet...

Curt Schalchlin's Sans Liege Wines

April 30, 2009

I first met Curt Schalchlin at the 2008 Wine in the Pines festival where he was pouring....

Wine in the Pines 2007 recap

February 25, 2009

The 2007 Wine in the Pines Festival took place in the Pine Mountain Village on June 9th. With new...

Central Coast Pinot in Perspective

February 21, 2009

It was heaven for Pinot Noir fans: Producers from the west coast and a few representatives from around the world came together in Shell Beach...

2008 Wine in the Pines

February 20, 2009

After a year of hard work of growth, we return to Pine Mountain Village. This event marks a milestone for us...

2008 Hospice du Rhône

February 19, 2009

From May 1 to May 3, 2008, the 16th Annual Hospice du Rhône will be held at the Paso Robles Event Center in Paso Robles, California...

2008 World of Pinot Noir is just around the corner

February 19, 2009

On March 7th and 8th, nearly 200 Pinot noir producers will come together for the eight time in Shell Beach to pour the noble red grape of Burgundy...

The not-so-grand Experiment

February 18, 2009

Producers and consumers have been searching for ways to enjoy one or two servings of wine without opening...

Wine in the Pines 2007

February 18, 2009

After a year of hard work of growth, we return to Pine Mountain Village. This event marks a milestone for us...

redwinebuzz at High Altitude

February 18, 2009

At an elevation of about 5000 feet, with temperatures well exceeding the predicted 72 degrees a record crowd turned out for the...

Large Bottles

January 19, 2009

While most people are most familiar with 750 mL full-size bottles and 375 mL half-bottles, one occasionally encounters...

2007 Hospice du Rhône

January 19, 2009

A tasting event at which more than 170 wineries and importers each pour an average of three or more wines can be daunting to anyone...

Know Your Sensory Equipment

November 25, 2008

Sensory assessment is like a foreign language. It can be learned (and mastered). If you listen to people speak a language...

Essentials of Wine Tasting

November 25, 2008

Whether at home, at a wine store or in a winery tasting room, there are some rules of process and decorum that ensure everyone...

Basics of Wine Tasting

November 25, 2008

You wouldn’t want to choose your mate from a single speed dating event. You would want to date them for a while...

Ventana Vineyards changes hands, course held steady

November 11, 2008

Doug Meador founded Ventana Vineyards in the early 1970s. Over the last 3 decades he became a prominent figure of Monterey county viticulture...

What 's Really At Stake

October 05, 2008

I don't know how many times I have heard people talk about being intimidated by wine. It is not uncommon for people to feel intimidated...

Santa Lucia Highlands' Paraiso Vineyards

October 02, 2008

Winemaker Nathan Carlson has been appointed Director of Wine Making at the Paso Robles winery....

It's Getting Hot in Here

September 28, 2008

The heat wave recently affecting the West Coast gave some wine grape growers reason for concern. Worries about the impact of the high heat on the development of grapes as well as on vineyard workers have been the topic of discussion lately.

The Can of Worms

September 26, 2008

Accurate and correct descriptors have been, are and will be the best way to relate information about any particular bottle of wine...

"Yummy, Yummy!" / "Loved it!"/ "What is this swill?"

September 19, 2008

With such a discrepancy in the various author's impression of a given wine, many reviewers have turned to numbered systems to give a "bottom line" assessment...

Currents on the Pallet

September 12, 2008

I spend a lot of time reading other wine websites. I don’t want to operate redwinebuzz.com from a bubble...

Yugos at BMW Prices

September 05, 2008

One of my first college classes as an undergraduate at U.C. Irvine was the Humanities Core series, which combined writing, literature, history, psychology, sociology and philosophy...

A Little Wine for Thy Body's Sake

September 01, 2008

So you say you drink wine for its "health benefits." Most commonly, people are referring to the health benefit demonstrated by the phenomenon of the “French Paradox...

"Sun, Soil, Cepage"

July 29, 2008

Curtis winemaker Chuck Carlson talks about making Rhone style wines in the Santa...

2008 World of Pinot noir

July 29, 2008

The 8th annual World of Pinot noir lived up to its reputation as a premier wine event in the Central Coast. The weather was more than favorable and the wines poured and food served did not fail to surprise and captivate.

A dinner at Robert Hall Winery

June 08, 2008

Just before this year's Hospice du Rhone, I received an invitation to a dinner at Robert Hall Winery...

A New Wine Legacy For EOS

April 08, 2008

Winemaker Nathan Carlson has been appointed Director of Wine Making at the Paso Robles winery....

Wine: A synergy of site, imagination and food

November 09, 2007

With the recent purchase of the Sanford & Benedict Vineyard by the Terlato Wine Group...

Simply the Best

September 05, 2007

While at a local wine merchant, I recently overheard an exasperated customer impatiently ask a wine steward "Which one is the best?"...

Ripeness

August 01, 2007

What is all the buzz about? We asked ourselves that question a number of years ago when our curiosity about Santa Barbara County wines was piqued...

Wine, Women and... Hormones

March 06, 2007

Wine drinking and tasting can be a very different experience for women than it is for men. Over the years, I have noticed...

Clarifying Crystal Stemware

October 15, 2006

It seems natural these days to expect that wine be drunk from stemmed glasses. There is a romance to pouring wine...

Future Central Coast AVAs

September 01, 2006

The family of California AVAs may be growing. Appellation status legitimizes the wines made in a particular area...

Wine Demythyfied

September 01, 2006

Wine drinking and tasting can be a very different experience for women than it is for men. Over the years, I have noticed...

Chris Stanton new winemaker at Koehler Winery

July 31, 2006

A new winemaker has joined Koehler Winery. While new wineries and vineyards seem to spring up in the Central Coast like...



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