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Honoring Our Veterans Through Wine

Jarhead Wines of the Santa Ynez Valley, California, affiliated with the Curtis Winery, produces red wines whose proceeds benefit the United States Marines Scholarship Fund. This past summer I tried and purchased their excellent Cabernet Franc Reserve. One can…

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SipTember in Los Olivos

What’s better than a SipTember day in Los Olivos? The weather was beautiful…a nice respite from the unusual, persistent humidity that has enveloped the City of Angels for the past several weeks. Another nice food and wine journey, perfect…

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Welcome to SipTember, California Wine Month!

Beautiful Foxen Canyon in the Santa Ynez Valley, California. Did you know?… 90% of all US wines come from California. California is 4th in worldwide wine production, after France, Italy and Spain. There are 4600 grape growers in California.…

The Golden State is Shining in 2012

  Santa Rita Hills, Santa Barbara County, California The kids are already back in school, and the harvest has begun here in California. Unlike the weather issues that have plagued central and northern France this season, the Golden State…

Photo of the Day

Tasting sake, a Japanese alcoholic beverage made from fermented rice, at Ozumo in San Francisco this past April. www.ozumo.com Photo by Christine Humphrey ©2012…

And the Runner-Up is…

  At Curtis Winery,  Santa Ynez Valley, California Last week I wrote about a fantastic experience at Bedford Winery in Los Alamos, California, the winner for my July visit to Santa Barbara County Wine Country. The runner-up for that…

And the Winery of the Week is…

What wine tasting is all about… As I wrote after my June day trip to Santa Barbara County wineries, there always seems to be a little gem that just makes the day. This time, that special place was Bedford…