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Good Value 'House Wine'? Try a Côtes du Rhône

Richard Jennings | Posted 05.21.2013 | Taste
Richard Jennings

Are you looking for a versatile wine you can enjoy with all kinds of casual food? France's gigantic eastern appellation -- the Rhône -- may be a better value than you might think.

Smells Like Rhone Spirit: Tablas Creek's Esprit

Richard Jennings | Posted 12.31.2012 | San Francisco
Richard Jennings

For those of us who can get to the Paso Robles area, Tablas Creek's vineyard tour and tasting is one of California's most informative and enjoyable, and I highly recommend it.

New Direct-to-Consumer Channel for Top European Wines: VinConnect

Richard Jennings | Posted 08.14.2012 | San Francisco
Richard Jennings

VinConnect is a mailing list to purchase wine, and get news about events, tours or tastings, directly from Borgogno, Clos de Tart and/or Pégaü. And this is just the beginning.

California Rhones: 2012 Rhone Rangers Tasting

Richard Jennings | Posted 06.04.2012 | San Francisco
Richard Jennings

Here in California, a few pioneers started planting Rhône varieties in the late 1980s. So which of these Rhône grapes, or blends, do well in California?