Archive for August, 2016

Cheap wine, cheap hotels, what could possibly go wrong?  Ghost Signs 2011 Central Coast Petite Sirah

Sunday, August 28th, 2016 Posted in California, Cheap and Red, Paso Robles, Petite Sirah | No Comments »

Several of you may have noticed, your humble author changed jobs and moved a few years back. That job impacted my ability to write for this blog on a regular basis. In many ways it kept me so busy that ...

Cameron Hughes Lot 458, Paso Robles Petite Sirah

Monday, August 15th, 2016 Posted in California, Cheap and Red, Paso Robles, Petite Sirah | No Comments »

As all of you know, I LOVE Petite Sirah.  I also love that American négociant Cameron Hughes. He sells high-quality stuff at VERY reasonable prices. He doesn't do Petite Sirah very often, but when he does it is usually great (not ...

Cameron Hughes Lot 460, 2013 Oakville Napa Valley Merlot

Thursday, August 4th, 2016 Posted in California, Cellar Treasures, Cheap and Red, Merlot, Napa, Uncategorized | No Comments »

Merlot may have suffered a bit sales ways from a single throw-away punchline in Sideways, but as a varietal it remains one of the Crown Jewels of Bordeaux, and it's North American outpost of Napa Valley. For a bargain-hunting gourmand ...