Tag Archives: California Wine

Liquid Farm: The California Chardonnay You’ve Been Looking For

I have a love/hate relationship with California Chardonnay. For every handful of oaky, overly ripe and generally unexciting Chardonnays I try, there’s one beautiful wine that keeps me coming back for more. And, thankfully, the odds are starting to improve. More … Continue reading


In The Hills Above St. Helena: Napa Valley’s Mountain Wineries

Beyond the glitz and decadent wine estates of Highway 29 in California’s Napa Valley, a mountainous landscape emerges on the horizon. You can’t miss it, really. Driving toward St. Helena, or even further up toward Calistoga; a landscape of beautiful … Continue reading


Back on the California Wine Trail (Part II): Sonoma

As I wrote the other day, California is an endless expanse of wine regions that stretches on for, literally, days. From southern AVA’s near Santa Barbara to the upper reaches of Mendocino and beyond, it would take years to truly … Continue reading


Back on the California Wine Trail: Paso Robles and Edna Valley

If you fly into the San Francisco airport, you can pretty much go any which way you’d like and you’ll eventually find yourself in wine country. Perhaps with the exception of west, where you’ll find yourself in the Pacific Ocean. … Continue reading


Great Weekday Pairing with Gloria Ferrer 2007 Chardonnay

For our very first food and wine pairing on Drink Insider, we take a look at the Gloria Ferrer 2007 Chardonnay and a wonderful chicken dish with tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, and of course, white wine. Continue reading