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SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS AVA FALL EVENTS

SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS AVA FALL EVENTS

PRESS RELEASE SANTA CRUZ, CA – The Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association (SCMWA) announces 7 upcoming Fall events.   Saturday, August 24 – Taste of the Mountains Celebrates Santa Cruz Mountains Wines. Enjoy an afternoon of tasting and discovering wines from small, local boutique wineries of the Santa Cruz Mountains in one location. Taste wines from […]

2014 Clos de La Tech Pinot Noir Santa Cruz Mountains Estates Santa Cruz Mountains

2014 Clos de La Tech Pinot Noir Santa Cruz Mountains Estates Santa Cruz Mountains

2016 Arnot Roberts Chardonnay Trout Gulch Vineyard Santa Cruz Mountains

2016 Arnot Roberts Chardonnay Trout Gulch Vineyard Santa Cruz Mountains

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2014 Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Santa Cruz Mountains

2014 Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Santa Cruz Mountains

2012 Byington Cabernet Sauvignon Bates Ranch Vineyard Santa Cruz Mountains

2012 Byington Cabernet Sauvignon Bates Ranch Vineyard Santa Cruz Mountains

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2013 Byington Pinot Noir Estate Block 4 Santa Cruz Mountains

2013 Byington Pinot Noir Estate Block 4 Santa Cruz Mountains

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2013 Beauregard Vineyards Pinot Noir Beauregard Ranch Ben Lomond Mountain Santa Cruz

2013 Beauregard Vineyards Pinot Noir Beauregard Ranch Ben Lomond Mountain Santa Cruz

2014 Beauregard Vineyards Chardonnay Bald Mountain Ben Lomond Mountain Santa Cruz

2014 Beauregard Vineyards Chardonnay Bald Mountain Ben Lomond Mountain Santa Cruz

2014 Beauregard Vineyards Chardonnay Beauregard Ranch Ben Lomond Mountain Santa Cruz

2014 Beauregard Vineyards Chardonnay Beauregard Ranch Ben Lomond Mountain Santa Cruz

1995 Ridge Monte Bello Santa Cruz Mountains

1995 Ridge Monte Bello Santa Cruz Mountains

2013 Beauregard Pinot Noir Coast Grade Vineyard Ben Lomond Mountain

2013 Beauregard Pinot Noir Coast Grade Vineyard Ben Lomond Mountain

SAUVIGNON BLANC REGIONAL TASTING PROFILE – LIVERMORE VALLEY

SAUVIGNON BLANC REGIONAL TASTING PROFILE – LIVERMORE VALLEY

SIAG Resident Master Sommelier, Catherine Fallis, aka grape goddess®, explores the Sauv Blanc from one of the New World’s oldest wine regions, Livermore Valley. Though it’s place in history undeniable, many have not had the good fortune of tasting and exploring this important wine region. It’s profound connection with Sauvignon Blanc dates back to the 19th […]

The History & Future of Wine in Livermore Valley

The History & Future of Wine in Livermore Valley

The Livermore Valley AVA located in the East San Francisco Bay Area. Map courtesy of the Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association. Livermore Valley was once one of California’s prime sources of grapes. In 1882, Charles Wetmore planted cuttings of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon from Chateau d’Yquem in his Cresta Blanca Vineyard. The 1884 Cresta Blanca made […]

Gewurztraminer

Gewurztraminer

Gewürztraminer is one of the most pungent wine varietals, easy for even the beginning taster to recognize by its heady, aromatic scent. While the French have achieved the greatest success with this grape, the history of Gewürztraminer began in Italy’s Tyrollean Alps, near the village of Termeno (Tramin) in Alto Adige. Since the Middle Ages, […]

Sommelier Panel at ZAP

Sommelier Panel at ZAP

On February 2, 2013, hundreds of press, trade, and then consumers filled San Francisco’s Concourse Pavilion for the 22nd Annual Zinfandel Advocates & Producers (ZAP) Festival. ZAP has other events, including one in Calgary in June, but this 4-day event in San Francisco is always their main event. ZAP’s mission is to unite winegrowers, winemakers and wine enthusiasts in […]

SIPS WITH SPENCER – GRAPE GODDESS AND THE WINE SNIFFER

SIPS WITH SPENCER – GRAPE GODDESS AND THE WINE SNIFFER

Check out my segment with the fun and slightly goofy Spencer Christian on ABC 7, Sips with Spencer. As he says, “Sip, sip, hooray!” Master Sommelier, grape goddess, and creator of the wine website, Planet Grape, Catherine Fallis strives to share her wine knowledge, reviews, and recommendations with the world. KGO ABC 7 Saturday, May […]

BONNY DOON VINEYARD PRESENTS ‘GRAPETIONARY A-Z’

BONNY DOON VINEYARD PRESENTS ‘GRAPETIONARY A-Z’

Press Release Charles Communications Associates San Francisco Wednesday October 5, 2016   Taste 26 wines representing each letter of the alphabet from A-Z at Bonny Doon’s Popelouchum Estate Vineyard in San Juan Bautista Saturday, October 29, 2016   WHAT Swirl, Sniff, Savor. Repeat x 26.   Bonny Doon proprietor Randall Grahm invites you to stroll […]

INTERVIEW Josh Jensen, Calera Wine Company, Mount Harlan, California

INTERVIEW Josh Jensen, Calera Wine Company, Mount Harlan, California

The Sommelier Journal  July 2009 Catherine Fallis, MS Limestone is the magic ingredient for this neo-Burgundian winemaker perched atop the Gabilan Mountains. Calera had been on my radar from the earliest days of my wine education. I had read about it in the textbooks for Harriet Lembeck’s wine course, a prerequisite for my job at […]

RESTAURANT SPOTLIGHT Alexander’s Steakhouse, Cupertino, California

RESTAURANT SPOTLIGHT Alexander’s Steakhouse, Cupertino, California

The Sommelier Journal May 2009 Catherine Fallis, MS A passion for wine, a sophisticated menu, and a knowledgeable staff are the hallmarks of this Bay Area steakhouse. I first met JC Chen, owner of Alexander’s Steakhouse in Cupertino, Calif., at La Paulée de San Francisco last year. He was a guest at my assigned station […]

Northern California Fall Release Report

Northern California Fall Release Report

Toast to another great year with the tart strawberry, lemon peel, and Campari-esque nv Scharffenberger Brut Rosé Excellence Mendocino County $18. Despite unusually cool weather throughout much of the North Coast in August, particularly in Napa Valley, 2013 is looking similar to 2012 in both quantity and quality. Lodi and Lake County enjoyed an even, Mediterranean summer, […]