My friends and I enjoy a bottle of wine every now and then. OK, maybe a little more often than now and then. I have always had a fascination with wine. In the beginning going wine tasting was a bit overwhelming. At the time my thoughts about wine involved a little snobbery. I was concerned about going to a winery or restaurant to taste wine. Oh, to order wine at a restaurant; please don't make me do the smell the cork and taste a little wine for approval. Like I knew what I was doing. (embarrassing)
In the late 70's or early 80's a local college provided extra curricular activities or day trips for adults. One of the day trips was to Callaway Winery in Temecula, CA which included the bus, a lesson on wine tasting and a BBQ. I signed up! At that time there were maybe 3 wineries in Temecula, with Callaway the only one with a tasting room. This began my adventure into wine.
These days I go wine tasting with many people throughout California. When on vacation or business trips, I try to find local wineries in other states. Which is how this web site came about, helping others to locate their next wine tasting experience at a local winery.
As you learn more about wine; it's more fun, great socializing and becames more enjoyable and less inhibiting.