The KensWineGuide.com Tasting Panel is a big fan of Zinfandel. We decided to do an impromptu ZAP tasting in December before our regular winter Zinfandel blind tasting in February. So you might ask, what is ZAP? ZAP stands for the Zinfandel Advocates & Producers. It is a membership based organization that advances knowledge [...]
If you’re looking for something to read about wine in a short period of time, I would highly recommend Monika Elling’s Wine 123. Whether you’re just starting to like wine or are an experienced taster, this book offers a brief insight on the basics of understanding how to choose and differentiate wines. It [...]
With New Year’s Eve just around the corner, I thought I would give you several terrific Champagne and Sparkling Wine options that we found this fall that will make your celebration extra special. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did. I also think most of these are readily available and can be [...]
The holidays are upon us and I frequently get asked for gift ideas for wine lovers. So we will start with six very good stocking stuffer ideas that I personally love. Better yet, none of these will break the bank. They will all be well received and very appreciated!
On Friday, November 17th the KensWineGuide.com Tasting Panel covered 14 wines ranging from $75 to $200. Below is a video of the Top 10 winning bottles in order from lowest score of 91 to the highest score of 95.
Riesling in general gets a bad rap. It is a noble grape and can be made in almost every style. Most folks know it as a sweet wine grape. While it truly does make great sweet wine, this post is about the other side. It also can be made “Dry” or “Trocken” as they [...]
With over 50 wineries in the region (and growing) the Livermore Valley offers a rich history in the wine industry dating back to the time of Spanish missionaries in the 1800s. Situated in the San Francisco appellation, the valley is home to legendary Wente Vineyards, noted for putting California wines on the map, as well [...]
The Olive Press — Sonoma, CA Nestled in Sonoma County at Jacuzzi Family Vineyards, The Olive Press boasts the accolade of being the most highly awarded olive oil producer in the nation. With their Oil & Balsamic of the Month specials, buyers can find delicious concoctions such as their Lime Olive Oil [...]
Something new is always happening in the Napa Valley. With wonderful wines, top-notch cuisine, and picturesque scenery, fulfill your greatest wine dreams in this vibrant wonderland. We have found the top-rated destinations in this popular, must-visit valley. Relax with ease knowing these picks will go above and beyond to satisfy your palate and give you [...]
Spring into the great weather and use those extra hours of sunlight to plan a trip to the serene Livermore Valley! We are helping you make the most of the warmer days by finding you the best local venues and events the Livermore Valley has to offer during the month of March.
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