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 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.
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.
Showing that Sacramentans have an appetite for high-cost dining, $175 tickets for a "Farm-to-Fork Tower Bridge Dinner" were gobbled up within hours of going on sale.
Sacramento's central city might be a kind of concrete jungle devoid of vineyards, but plans for an urban wine trail through downtown and midtown continue to form.
'Wine Buzz" hoists a big glass of Barolo to Jeremiah Morehouse, a former Sacramentan who recently passed his advanced sommelier exam from the Court of Master Sommeliers.
Sean Minor Wines, headquartered in Sacramento's Sierra Oaks neighborhood, recently received some news that the company's been ranked among the nation's best. The April issue of Wine & Spirits Magazine features its 24th annual poll of the favorite wines served in restaurants, and Sean Minor Wines earned two nods.
The wine shipments going out of Lodi's Woodbridge Winery on Feb. 14 were a first of their kind. The 3,500 cases were off to Brazil, marking the debut of Lodi wines in this large South American country, which drinks relatively little wine.
The news comes as buzzkill for the state's hobbyist winemakers: The California State Fair Home Wine Competition has been canceled for the second consecutive year, purportedly due to budget constraints and other factors.
Sacramento became the temporary heart of the domestic wine industry last week as a record 13,400 people attended the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium.
Some Sacramento-area wine enthusiasts made a case in 2012 that chenin blanc should be Sacramento's signature grape. While this white wine grape is best known as a signature varietal of France's Loire Valley, chenin blanc has been planted for decades in Clarksburg and is a hallmark of the Sacramento Delta.
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.