Wine Writer Confidential | № 3

Dear Readers:


Welcome to my latest installment of Wine Writer Confidential, where I spill, thrill and chill you with all the news unfit to print about my world of wine writing.

Like virtual wine tastings? Well, this month promises a slew of them in my little corner of the universe. Here’s this week’s line-up – hope you can join me on Twitter!

#wineStudio | Wines of Achaval-Ferrer – Argentina

When: Tuesday, April 4th 2017 6 pm PST

Where: Twitter: #wineStudio



What: Learn about “Winery of the Year” Achaval-Ferrer’s award-winning 100% Malbec, produced from grapes grown in the Uco Valley, Luján de Cuyo and Medrano regions of Argentina.

Additional Achaval-Ferrer virtual tastings throughout the month of April include:

Tuesday, April 11th 2017 6 pm PST

Achaval-Ferrer 100% Cabernet Sauvignon – Agrelo | Medrano Argentina

Monday, April 17th 6 pm PST | World Malbec Day 

Special Blind Tasting

Tuesday, April 25th 2017 6 pm PST

Achaval-Ferrer 100% Cabernet Franc – Uco Valley, Argentina

Learn  more about Achaval-Ferrer at:

Photograph by Goff Photography.

LoCa – The Wines of Lodi, California, featuring Lodi Rules

When: Wednesday, April 5th 2017 – 4 pm PST

Where: Facebook Live




What: Earth Day is April 22 & @Lodi_Wine is celebrating by going LIVE April 4th at 4pm PST/7pm EST for a virtual tasting of four (4) Lodi wines made from grapes certified under Lodi Rules – CA’s original sustainable winegrowing program! Get ready to send in comments & questions to your Lodi hosts, winegrower Aaron Shinn of Round Valley Ranches, winemaker extraordinaire Chad Joseph & Stuart Spencer of the Lodi Winegrape Commission. See you there!


Oak Farm Vineyards 2016 Sauvignon Blanc | Mohr-Fry Ranches

Bokisch Vineyard 2015 Albariño Terra Alta Vineyard

Michael David Winery 2014 Inkblot Cabernet Franc

Michael Klouda 2014 Broken Vine Zinfandel

The best part about these gloriously easy drinking, food-friendly wines? You get the inside track on a treasure-trove of small-production jewels that most of your friends don’t know about yet, but wish they did.

Learn more about LoCa at:

View Lodi Rules cool infographic poster here.

the Hedonistic Taster

My tasting note series The Hedonistic Taster makes it’s return with a new line up of artisan samples, including the wines of Arínzano, northern Spain’s  internationally acclaimed enotourism destination heritage vineyard located near Pamplona.

That’s it for now – in the meantime, feel free to leave your comment(s) below or sign up for my newsletter if you want additional information about upcoming  events.


More Wine Writer Confidential:

Wine Writer Confidential № 1

Wine Writer Confidential № 2 

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