Choosing Your Wine For Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is upon us once again.  For many of us that means it is time for the traditional Turkey Bowl football games, getting together with family and friends, and of course eating way too much.  Hopefully you have already stocked up on all of your delicious treats and drinks for tomorrow.  If you […]


How can  we not stop and take a moment?  How can we not stop and breathe in the golden hued landscapes and not say a word of thanks?  How can we not sit back and realize that  this is all a lot bigger than us?  From vineyards with yellow, red and orange cast leaves to […]

Red to kick-off the Christmas season

Thanksgiving weekend means reaching up in the attic to get the Christmas decorations un-boxed. After a few near falls from the ladder, a couple spilt ornament boxes and too many finger-pointing episodes, we are now relaxing with the red from today’s wine alert. Wente’s 2007 Smith Bench Zinfandel from Livermore Valley is bringing the […]

Wente- Thanksgiving Wine

Thanksgiving has always been a fun time to get together with family, eat lots of food, and to do the thing we should have been doing all year-long; give thanks.  This Thanksgiving I tried the Wente Southern Hills Cab for the first time.  It was the perfect complement to the meal and it left me […]