1. Greetings from Penedès. Day 1.

    The Yno Guy is in the Catalonian wine country. Stay tuned for more photos and tasting notes in the days to come.…


  2. Up Dry Creek with a Pin

    New changes for the YnoGuy.…


  3. Tale of Two Counties. Napa vs. Sonoma. Part 7.

    Prohibition is over and the wine industry is left for dead...or is it? Enter the Gallos.…


  4. Tale of Two Counties. Napa vs. Sonoma. Part 6.

    Bottled beer, the panic of 1893, prohibition, and the invention of the cocktail. Wine enters a dry period lasting decades.…


  5. Tale of Two Counties. Napa vs. Sonoma. Part 5.

    As Phylloxera ravaged European vines, California experienced a wine renaissance thanks to the contributions of some early wine pioneers…


  6. Tale of Two Counties. Napa vs. Sonoma. Part 4.

    The American wine industry is ripe with colorful characters, but few can compare with Count Agaston Haraszthy…


  7. Tale of Two Counties. Napa vs. Sonoma. Part 3.

    California’s vine history started early and often thanks to a little known Spanish grape and and a hand full of Jesuits…


  8. Tale of Two Counties. Napa vs. Sonoma. Part 2.

    In our 2nd installment of Tale of Two Counties we’ll investigate their respective terroirs...whatever that is.…


  9. Tale of Two Counties. Napa vs. Sonoma. Part 1.

    In this blog series I try to figure out, in light of the evidence, why Napa has some much "cargo"?…