The Wine Guy ~ Greg Walter

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The easiest, cheapest way to improve wine

Posted on April 29, 2015
The easiest, cheapest way to improve wine

If you are like so many wine lovers who open a bottle of red wine minutes before serving it to yourself or your guests, you’re missing... Continue

It’s time to get grillin’

Posted on April 16, 2015
It’s time to get grillin’

After last time’s “Refreshing Wine Choices for Warmer Weather” it occurred to me that most of you have already reacted to our... Continue

Refreshing wine choices for warmer weather

Posted on April 2, 2015
Refreshing wine choices for warmer weather

Even though the warmer weather around here seems to have started around the first of the year, I have to say that it’s an incredible,... Continue

Making wine and realizing dreams

Posted on March 18, 2015
Making wine and realizing dreams

In 1974, when Steve MacRostie first made wine, there were only about 40 small wineries in Sonoma County. Contrary to popular opinion,... Continue

Great values from my “Pinot Passion” Awards

Posted on March 6, 2015
Great values from my “Pinot Passion” Awards

In my last column here (Feb. 19) I shared the local highlights of the “Top 12 Pinot Noirs” from the “Pinot Passion Awards”... Continue

The “Pinot Passion Awards”

Posted on February 18, 2015

For my newsletter, PinotReport, I taste through thousands of Pinot Noirs each year. During the earlier phases of my more than a dozen... Continue

Two great Sonoma wine events

Posted on February 5, 2015

Get ready for a great couple of months of wine events coming up here in Sonoma. Two events in particular are really worth your time... Continue

An easy guide to pairing wine and food

Posted on January 27, 2015

For many reasons, pairing wine and food is one of the big “mysteries” about wine and an intimidating subject for most people. Without... Continue

Step outside your regular wine habits this year

Posted on January 8, 2015

When was the last time you tried something new? Have you ever — just on a whim — tried doing something in a completely... Continue

My favorite places for holiday cheer

Posted on December 10, 2014

As is usually the case when I am writing this particular week’s column, the holidays are hurtling toward me, faster than I can process... Continue