BILL THE WINE GUY

When it comes to wine, the more you know, the better. Get expert tips on tasting, pairings and special varieties from your favorite resident wine steward.

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Happy Mother’s Day Mom!

What a great spring we are having! It’s about time. We have put up with so much of a challenge from the elements it sure feels nice to get some pleasant weather. Speaking of putting up with challenges, your mother has been dealing with you for a while and if you’re...

Cline Family Values

Fred Cline learned his love for farming and winemaking from his maternal grandfather, Valeriano Jacuzzi (of pump and spa fame). On Jacuzzi’s Oakley, California farm, Fred helped him produce Zinfandel, Mourvedre, and Carignane for personal consumption. After graduating...

Ionian Splendor

On the beautiful Ionian coast of Calabria lies the Southern Italian DOC of Ciró. In this ideal area for viticulture nestled between sea and mountains, grapes have been grown and wine has been made for a thousand years. The local cuisine is spicy and sea inspired. The...

Great Wines for $15 or Less!

Around my house we drink wine every day so no one loves a bargain better than me. I don’t think I should have to compromise on quality, flavor and complexity when I spend $15 or less on a bottle. The truth is don’t have to. Most of the wines I buy are between $8 and...

Wild Horses…

The Wild Horse winery started as batch of Pinot Noir fermented in a plastic bucket and punched down with a baseball bat in Kenneth Volk’s garage circa 1981. The horse label was chosen to honor the mascot of his alma mater, Cal Poly in beautiful San Luis Obispo. From...
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