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From a visit to one of my favorite wineries, Gargiulo Vineyards.

Complex Sonoma Coast Syrah Made in Miniscule Quantities

Today’s Story: Black Trumpet Black Trumpet is a very, very small wine producer established in 2012 by Sophie Drucker and Garrett Pierce. Born out of their passion for Syrah and the Black Chanterelle Mushroom, Black Trumpet is a one to two barrel (25-50 case) annual production of Syrah from Sonoma and Mendocino Counties. They pick … Continue reading “Complex Sonoma Coast Syrah Made in Miniscule Quantities”

An Oregon Take on Burgundy’s “Secret” Value

Today’s Story: Evening Land Vineyards Evening Land Vineyards is a producer of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Gamay located in the Eola-Amity Hills of Oregon. Though the label was “officially” established in 2005, their historic and world-class Seven Springs Vineyard dates back to 1984 when it was planted by Al MacDonald. Though the winery has changed … Continue reading “An Oregon Take on Burgundy’s “Secret” Value”

High Quality Kabinett Riesling From a Historic German Estate

Today’s Story: Weingut Reichsrat von Buhl Reichsrat von Buhl was established in 1849 by Franz Peter Buhl, and the estate quickly became a benchmark of quality for Forster Riesling. Thanks to uncompromising quality, von Buhl Rieslings became some of the most expensive in the world and even filled the glasses of those toasting the opening … Continue reading “High Quality Kabinett Riesling From a Historic German Estate”

An Etna Rosso to Introduce You to Etna Rosso

Today’s Story: Girolamo Russo Girolamo Russo is a family-owned and operated wine estate located near the town of Passopisciaro on the north side of Mt. Etna in Sicily, Italy. The estate was “re-established” by Giuseppe Russo in 2005 who, though formerly a pianist, desired to continue his family’s tradition of winegrowing and named the estate … Continue reading “An Etna Rosso to Introduce You to Etna Rosso”


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