Virtual Tasting – Paso Robles featuring Caliza Winery June 13th, 2020

Hello wine lovers and fellow #902wine0’s First and foremost, we hope you are all healthy and safe. With that said, please consider joining us in exploring our favorite wine region here in the states, Paso Robles. The wines being made in Paso Robles are truly gorgeous and worth tasting. The folks that make the wine are passionate, friendly and accessible. One of our favorite wineries is Caliza Winery. Caliza makes very high quality wine, some of the finest in Paso Robles. From Caliza: Caliza is a small, family-owned and operated vineyard and… Read More

The World’s Top 10 Wine Destinations for 2020 

From here in America to around the world, these are the top 10 wine travel destinations for 2020. See the best of wine country now. While January offers the perfect opportunity for post-holiday detoxing, it’s also the ideal time to look ahead and start planning those vacations that will motivate you through the dreary dregs of winter. All travel should broaden the mind, but the best experiences are undoubtedly those that take place with a glass in hand. If you’ve already checked off the world’s premier wine destinations, firstly: congratulations! But now… Read More

Beverly Hills Sommelier Cristie Norman Is ‘Kind of Obsessed’ With Pinot Noir and Sour Beer | VinePair

VinePair spoke with Los Angeles sommelier Cristie Norman about her favorite wine bar, Pinot Noir’s potential as a partner, and more. When Cristie Norman registered to take the Court of Master Sommeliers Introductory Exam, it posed a peculiar problem for the educational body. Candidates must be 21 to register, but Norman was only 20 and wanted to take the test just a few days after her 21st birthday. After some administrative wrangling, she was able to sit for the exam on her preferred date. She completed the paper in five minutes and… Read More

Cheers to the Garagistes!

It’s a little known secret, our fascination with the garagiste wine movement.  What are the garagistes you ask? In short, the garagistes refers to a group of winemakers in the Bordeaux region, producing “vins de garage”, “garage wine”. A group emerged in the mid-1990s in reaction to the traditional style of red Bordeaux wine, which is highly tannic and requires long ageing in the bottle to become drinkable. The garagistes developed a style more consistent with perceived international wine tastes. Present day, here in California, some of the garagistes we’ve come to… Read More

Interview with Justin Smith of Saxum Vineyards, Cult Wine King of Paso Robles

Justin Smith looks and acts a little like The Dude, Jeff Bridges’ world-class slacker from the Coen Brothers classic, “The Big Lebowski.” But don’t let that resemblance fool you. Smith is not the kind of guy to sit around in his housecoat drinking White Russians all day. His small-output Paso Robles winery, Saxum Vineyards, has produced some of the most highly rated wine in America over the last few years. Interview by Paul Hodgins on a trip visiting Justin Smith at Saxum Vineyards in Paso Robles. Waiting >>>more Source: Interview with Justin… Read More