On Monday, January 25, 2021, the Stay-At-Home order was lifted throughout California, wineries are OPEN for outdoor tastings and indoor retail! For updates on hours and operating details, please contact each winery. Come support your favorite winery or tasting room! (read more)

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Wine in the Time of Corona Virus Updates from California’s wine regions Wineries need your help! Tasting rooms throughout California have been providing good times, stress relief, and a general throw down partizzle atmosphere to wine lovers for years!  After suffering closures over the past months, wineries are beginning to open back up and doing…

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It was a particularly warm spring day in Hermosa, especially for June gloom, so I decided to take a back yard rendez-vous to France. To a provençal town South East of the epicenter of Bordeaux. Saint-Genise-du-Bois reminiscent of Beauty and the Beast’s opening Bonjour number, with Belle frolicking through the village.   I was dressed…

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Tank and the Bangas | The sound of everything | #1 place to avoid a plague Dance of the Muses by Anael Music A Rollercoaster Ride   Have you ever fallen in love with something that equally baffles and intrigues you? Encountering it, you don’t quite understand what you’re seeing but that doesn’t even matter; what…

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Is there a remedy for strange days, when is silence loud and does bubblegum go with wine? John William Waterhouse Music Strange Days Have you ever felt like your parents didn’t prepare you well enough for all of the bullshit? Not that they or anyone can, but damn if it’s not frustrating. Whatever your beliefs, these…

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  Who is The Broadway Baby; do broken bones mend the soul and what do Romeo & Juliet have to do with wine? Follies (by Stephen Sondheim) MUSIC The Broadway Baby Have you ever listened to something, decided you don’t like it and then revisited it years later and realized it’s amazing? That’s how I feel about…

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(Post by Nanci Hemminger) Awhile ago I lead the Enology Club from Northrup through a tasting of several Champagnes and other sparkling wines. In preparation I researched the wines I would be pouring and also delved into the fascinating history of Champagne. This is what I learned…

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(Post by Alyssa Barron) Who am I and why do I care so much about Music, Yoga & Booze? Music: I’m a professional singer and particular yet avid music lover Yoga: I’m a yoga practitioner and teacher Booze: Because WINE. Also, I’m a wine seller and Level 1 Sommelier… but who’s keeping score? Music has…

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Sparkling wine is, well, wine that has carbon dioxide added to make it fizzy, during secondary fermentation.  Of course, the most well-known example of sparkling wine comes from France (so do French bulldogs but I won’t hold that against ‘em) and is known as Champagne, a sparkling wine that is made in the Champagne region…

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