Fiano – Mastroserio

A beautiful white wine done as her twin Italian sister Fiano d’Avelino with a tropical bouquet and nuances of caramel sauce drizzled over a tart tatin. The golden wine from Fair Play California has an amazing complexity in the palate where chopped wood flavors is beautifully engaged with mineralty and acidity.  The finish is slightly…

Andis Wines Winery of the Year

Opened in November of 2010, Andis Wines brings a modern and fresh approach to Amador County’s winemaking region. Our focus: seeking out the best vineyards in the Sierra Foothills to craft delicious wines with balance, character, complexity and varietal correctness. Using both traditional and innovative winemaking approaches (have you tried wine aged in concrete?), Andis…

Dinner, Wine and a Comic Movie.

My weekends usually are on Mondays. Working in this industry you have to be on duty when others are having fun and I kinda  like it. I am off  while everyone is working and I love my peace. Fortunately, do not have to experience the crazy weekends. Is not that I am old, no at all, just too…

These 10 road trips boast wonderful sips

Not long ago, the fun-loving website Thrillist asked a bunch of wine authorities to recommend the country’s best wine regions to visit. The resulting rundown was enthusiastic and thoughtful, and prompted me to come up with my own suggestions in hopes they will be as helpful. My selection is qualified in two ways: The regions…

Andis Wines – Painted Fields 2011

Garnet black color. Bright, fruity, roasted aromas of berry cobbler and smoked nuts with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length dried cherry, peppery spice, and cedar finish with chewy, firm tannins and moderate oak. A serious, nicely structured red that will shine at the table. World Wine Championship Award :…

2010 Westerly Fletcher’s Red

AVA: Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara COMPOSITION: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 23% Petit Verdot, 4% Cabernet Franc WINEMAKING NOTES: After hand sorting and destemming, each variety was fermented separately with indigenous yeasts in small stainless steel tanks. Punch downs occurred twice daily. After primary fermentation was complete, the tanks were drained and pressed into 100% French oak barrels,…