Gender, no. Vermentino, yes.

I do not think that wines have masculine and feminine qualities, although we associate certain descriptors with gender. However, I do believe that winemakers possess varying sensibilities, palates, and styles, which make their way into the wines that they craft. *CLICK HERE TO READ*

She Said, He Said: 2017 ZAP Zinfandel Experience

*This post is my entry for Wine Writing Challenge #31, Faith, as described at this link.Voting begins March 7, 2017 and goes through Monday, March 13 at this link.* Elizabeth (Beth) Smith: She Said The definition of faith is primarily religious in nature. However these synonyms struck a chord with me – affection, allegiance, commitment, … More She Said, He Said: 2017 ZAP Zinfandel Experience

2017 Zinfandel Experience

  It’s been two years since I attended Zinfandel Advocates and Producers‘ (ZAP) Zinfandel Experience, but I’m back this year for the Grand Tasting on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at James R. Herman Cruise Terminal Pier 27, Embarcadero, in San Francisco and I can’t wait! Zinfandel Experience is a multi-day extravaganza, February 23-25, 2017, celebrating … More 2017 Zinfandel Experience

Crocker & Starr

As I turned off California Highway 29 and onto Dowdell Lane, I did not know quite what to expect, as the first part of the drive is mostly industrial parks with wine storage warehouses and the like. However, just past that, it was as if I entered a completely different place… … More Crocker & Starr