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Jun 19, 2019

Raul Ramirez Offers an Exceptional Wine Tasting Experience

Looking for a superior wine experience away from the usual tasting room crowds? Come and enjoy the hospitality of Raul Ramirez Bodegas y Vinedos. Located in the Temecula Valley Wine…READ MORE

May 16, 2019

Exploring SoCal’s Fallbrook Winery

Fallbrook Winery is located in San Diego’s North County, at the 33rd N Parallel.  Rebecca Wood and Ira Gourvitz (on right in photo) purchased the winery in…READ MORE

Nov 29, 2018

Find outstanding wines for every taste at the Wine Exchange

What wines will you be serving or taking to holiday get-togethers?  What wines will pair well with your festive holiday dishes?  What wines are going to please Uncle…READ MORE

Nov 29, 2018

Enjoy Holiday Cheer on the Ramona Wine Trail

If you want to get in the holiday spirit, visit the Ramona Valley Holiday Wine Trail during the first three weekends in December. Eighteen wineries are participating and offering all…READ MORE

Sep 25, 2018

Bottaia Winery Brings a Taste of Italy to Temecula Valley

There is a new addition to the beautiful Temecula Valley Wine Country (located about an hour northeast of San Diego). Owned by the Ponte family, “Bottaia” is an…READ MORE

Jun 06, 2018

Try Upscale Wine Tasting at Wilson Creek’s Upper Room

This past Sunday my husband, son and I enjoyed visiting the recently opened Upper Room at Wilson Creek Winery. The winery, located almost at the end of the Rancho California…READ MORE

Mar 06, 2018

Good Pairings Enhance Wine Tastings

A few weeks ago our intrepid Southern California Wine Review Council met to taste a variety of interesting wines that we paired with some delicious dishes. I would like to…READ MORE

Aug 30, 2017

Two Unique Urban Wine Tasting Experiences in La Jolla

La Jolla is our go-to destination in Southern California when we are in need of glorious waves, fine cuisine, elegant shopping, and, yes, exceptional wine tastings. We recently savored two…READ MORE

Aug 15, 2017

New Zealand Wines: a Hit in Southern California

On a lovely Southern California summer Sunday afternoon, members of our Wine Review Council imagined themselves far away in the rugged and majestic setting of Mt. Beautiful Winery in North…READ MORE

Jun 29, 2017

Petite Sirahs: Perfect for Summer Cook-outs

What do you know about Petite Sirahs?  Most people don’t realize that this grape is a distinct grape variety, an offspring of the Syrah grape and the…READ MORE

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