Farmstead Cheeses and Wines

I love the personal attention you get when you walk into a small wine shop. You end up talking to very knowledgeable, friendly, and passionate people. That’s something you don’t really get when you shop at larger chain stores. I missed that for the last year or so, as I’ve been sent a lot of press samples and purchased my wine mainly from Trader Joe’s or Costco, which do provide good values, but do lack what I just described.
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Review: Octavin – Monthaven Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet

Octavin Package with Monthaven WineWould you drink from a plastic bag? What if a piece of cardboard with pretty lettering was wrapped around it? Most people would answer no, but guess what? If you have ever purchased a fountain soda, you’ve done just that. That syrup concoction that gets mixed with carbonation just before being pumped out of a pretty plastic dispenser is a cheap and efficient way to hide the original packaging and deliver a product people pay for. Now what about in the wine world? Continue reading

Free Tickets to Bay Area Wine Event Dark and Delicious

Do you love wine? Do you love free wine? How about free wine and free food that also tastes good? I have available 2 free tickets for you and a friend to attend the “PS I Love You’s Dark & Delicious Event” in Alameda on Friday, February 18th from 6-9pm. The event will be showcasing petite syrah from 40 different wineries and serving food from 30 different producers. Normally, tickets are $63 each!

More details can be found here and here


Dark and Delicious 2011
Rock Wall Wine Company
2301 Monarch Street
Alameda, CA 94501-7509
February 18, 2011 6PM – 9PM


Simply add a comment to this post with your name and you will be entered. I will randomly select a winner next week.


One entry per person please. Open to U.S. residents only. The winner will be announced next week, randomly chosen posts from the comments section of this page! Click the photo below for more details.

Disclaimer: These tickets are being provided to me for free from the PR company putting on the event. Sure I could have taken them for myself, but what fun would that be? Maybe I’ll buy a couple tickets and join you!

Dark and Delicious Flyer 2011

Winexpression to Close

I must fly away to another flowerAfter almost 8 years, I have decided that my Wine Blogging journey has come to an end. Thanks to all the readers, PR staff, and fellow wine bloggers that supported me through this journey. I have a few posts to finish up and will explain a bit more, but basically this forum has run it’s course in my life and I am ready to move on. I have valued the feedback I have received and thank you all for your support. Stay tuned for a few more posts with the most valuable wine lessons I’ve learned, tips for wine bloggers, and some final reviews and notes from recent tastings I have attended.