Tag: california wine

Review: 2012 Hahn Winery GSM

This blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourevedre is fruit-forward with a long, dry finish. The grenache makes it bold and the meaty mourevedre sews it all together. I tasted dark fruits–blackberries and blueberries–in this deep ruby-colored wine.   I enjoyed it a lot with some meaty pasta at one of my Favorite Italian joints, Fritto…

Wine boom!

The number of wineries in California has more than doubled since 2000. Check out this visual I made using government data that hits home the point: [iframe src=”https://www.google.com/fusiontables/embedviz?containerId=gviz_canvas&q=select+col0%2C+col1+from+1tO-MziwU76aqioVVbJ_cHClwI0mweGE-U_3XpX8+order+by+col0+asc+limit+10&viz=GVIZ&t=COLUMN&uiversion=2&gco_forceIFrame=true&gco_hasLabelsColumn=true&width=600&height=400″ width=”100%” height=”400″] And California wine is a $61.5 billion industry. That’s billion with a B. Yet, at the same time, California’s share of the U.S. wine market…