Across Northern California, tiny buds are growing on grape vines and showing that spring has definitely sprung. Budbreak has arrived, signaling the yearly kickoff of a wine grape’s growing cycle.
Wine Buzz has bumped into Joe and Pat Harbison a few times over the past year, but didn’t quite realize how much of a splash their Harbison Estate Wines were making in the highly competitive world of Napa cabernet sauvignon.
Sacramento emerged as a star of Unified, and not just for hosting the event for more than a decade.
The queries come to “Wine Buzz’s” email each January: Where’s a good place to grab a bite and pop a bottle with a client during the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium?
The second installment of UC Davis’ ‘Vintage Wine Tasting’ will focus on top wines of Burgundy.
Two zinfandels, a tempranillo and syrah grapes from the region earn year-end praise.
The San Francisco Chronicle has released its Top 100 Wines of 2013, a list culled by the esteemed Jon Bonne, and a round of cheers must be going around the Sierra foothills. A number of greater Sacramento-area producers and wineries that sourced their grapes from the area made the cut.
Last week’s Wine Buzz offered a rundown of Black Friday events in Amador County, including a tasting of the Easton 2011 Zinfandel Amador County at Terre Rouge/Easton (10801 Dickson Road, Plymouth).
Just thinking about the annual paean to consumerism that is Black Friday makes Wine Buzz want to hide from the frenzied crowds and curl up with a good glass of grape.
The Thanksgiving tables set, the Raiders vs. Cowboys game is on in the background, and everybodys ready for one righteous, all-American turkey feast.
The wines were bottled around the time the Beatles rocked “The Ed Sullivan Show” and Lyndon Johnson was president. Now they’re about to be uncorked to reveal how they’ve evolved over the decades.
Mile Wine Co. opens near UOP with 2,000-bottle inventory.
“Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” may be the title of a classic song, but it’s one of the last things winemakers want to deal with during harvest season.
The summer of 2013 reached its symbolic end now that Labor Day weekends one for the books. But for those who love wine, theres still plenty to savor with the arrival of September.
Sacramento's underground rappers have sold millions of CDs and you probably know little, maybe nothing, about them. Bee pop music critic Chris Macias and photographer Josť Luis Villegas spent five months exploring the south Sacramento hip-hop scene that is known across the country for its extreme lyrics, gangsta images and big beats.