Writing on Wine

Michelle Zaludek
May 31, 2018 | Michelle Zaludek

Meet Drew Phillips

“I was like, ‘I can get a degree in winemaking? That’s really cool!’”  Continue »

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Michelle Zaludek
May 8, 2018 | Michelle Zaludek

Snow Vineyard

Snow Vineyard is unique... you may have noticed the vines are gone.  Continue »

Michelle Zaludek
February 26, 2018 | Michelle Zaludek

Interview with winemaker Robert Henson

Rob got started winemaking shortly after he realized how much he liked drinking wine.  Continue »

Michelle Zaludek
December 14, 2017 | Michelle Zaludek

Mulled Wine

We’ve finally hit it. That time of year where even the most stubborn stretches of California are giving in to winter. It’s getting cold here again. Which means that it’s time to break out the mulled wine.  Continue »

Michelle Zaludek
November 17, 2017 | Michelle Zaludek

Thanksgiving Pairing

Thanksgiving is hard. So let’s make part of the holiday a little easier. Pairing wine and food is simple when you have the right guidelines.  Continue »

Michelle Zaludek
September 11, 2017 | Michelle Zaludek

The Axis of Wine with Horizontal and Vertical Tastings

With the wine club shipments always just around the corner, it’s easy to (either purposely or accidentally) accrue a backlog of wines.  Continue »

Michelle Zaludek
July 25, 2017 | Michelle Zaludek

A Shrimp Boiling Summer

Pairing summer dinners with wine should never be a challenge.  Continue »

Michelle Zaludek
May 1, 2017 | Michelle Zaludek

Peachy Canyon is a Net-Zero Energy Winery Thanks to Solar

Peachy Canyon Winery has installed 980 solar panels to cover 80 acres, supporting winery energy needs and beyond  Continue »

Michelle Zaludek
March 14, 2017 | Michelle Zaludek

Wine Glass 101

Let’s be honest, does it really matter what glassware your wine is served in?  Continue »

Michelle Zaludek
February 27, 2017 | Michelle Zaludek

Oak Barrels

Oak barrels can be described as the winemaker’s spice rack. They add variety in flavor to the wine, from notes of sweet vanilla all the way to hazy smoke.  Continue »

Michelle Zaludek
February 13, 2017 | Michelle Zaludek


Let’s play a game. I’m going show you a word, and you’re going to tell me the first thing that comes to your mind. Are you ready?  Continue »

Michelle Zaludek
February 5, 2017 | Michelle Zaludek

Racking up the courage to try barrel tasting: What to look for in very young wine

If you’ve gone tasting a few times, you might have heard the term “barrel tasting” being thrown around — which, luckily, isn’t literal. Maybe you’ve watched or participated in it, and saw the winemaker stick some long eyedropper doohickey into a barrel and fill your glass with something that tastes absolutely nothing like the red wines you’ve grown to know and love.  Continue »

Michelle Zaludek
February 5, 2017 | Michelle Zaludek

Laying Down Wine

“How long should I keep this before opening it?” is one of the most common questions heard in the tasting room. You might have even asked it yourself, only to likely hear a less committal answer than you might have liked.  Continue »