What's a WineWonk?

Wine Blogs by Wonk


Recent Blogs


Wine Articles by Blog

Write about Wine. Read about Life. WineWonks, the Wine Blog Community.

Bird Day 2010

Date: Wed, May 5, 2010

The weather was perfect and the birds were chirping and the people were munching, sipping and staring through binoculars. Yes, Bird Day at Schlumberger was once again a total blast! And best of all, together we helped to raise much-needed funds for the fine folks at the Sonoma County Bird Rescue Center. [...]

Read Full Wine Blog Post

Frog Safari: Part 2

Date: Wed, Apr 21, 2010

First, a quick note: If you haven’t already read PART 1 of this blog please click here to get caught up. I was in a bit of a rush so I grabbed the first bottle of wine I came across in the Cellar — the 2003 Michel-Schlumberger syrah. I’ve always worshipped the syrah from our [...]

Read Full Wine Blog Post

Frog Safari: Part 1

Date: Sun, Apr 11, 2010

Armed with binoculars, a Coors Light I got from the Vineyard guys and two hours of time to kill before the Big Event, I headed off on a reconnaissance mission. The evening was spectacular. The birds and the bees were going off with that “first good sunny day after a long cold, wet [...]

Read Full Wine Blog Post

A Day with the Fishes…

Date: Fri, Mar 26, 2010

This was not your typical winery event. In fact, it didn’t really seem like an “event” at all – more like a buncha really nice folks simply hanging out together, sipping amazing wine, wandering around on a beautiful day looking at birds and learning about steelhead trout and salmon and the creeks in which [...]

Read Full Wine Blog Post

Our Winemaker Is A Chicken

Date: Thu, Mar 25, 2010

OK — Mike Brunson is not a chicken.  But our chickens are really an integral part of our winemaking — so I guess that makes them more like ‘assistant winemakers’.  I think Mike could live with that. Bug eaters, organic manure spreaders (and creators), wine ‘finers’, meal providers — these chickens of ours at Michel-Schlumberger are pretty [...]

Read Full Wine Blog Post

What’s In a Name?

Date: Mon, Mar 22, 2010

Michel-Schlumberger is a mouthful…in many ways.  Clearly the wines are stunning & delicious, but just saying the name is often a challenge.  We recognize this — and we embrace it!  Here’s the latest in our ‘Do You Know Michel-Schlumberger?’ video series.  Enjoy — and let us know how you say ‘Michel-Schlumberger’.  One thing is clear — [...]

Read Full Wine Blog Post

Fish Day at Michel-Schlumberger

Date: Wed, Mar 10, 2010

You can feel it in the air. The excitement is as thick as this morning’s fog in Dry Creek Valley. Yes, folks, we are merely days away from the kick-off of our new (and exciting) Worms to Wine Nature Series at Michel-Schlumberger. In case you haven’t heard yet, this year we will [...]

Read Full Wine Blog Post

Do You Know…the Way to Michel-Schlumberger?

Date: Wed, Mar 3, 2010

We are thrilled to start a new chapter at Michel-Schlumberger — a chapter that is less like a book…and more like a…movie!  With the help of our friend Hardy Wallace, we are creating a series of videos designed to let all of you ‘discover’ this special place.  Click below for our first in a series [...]

Read Full Wine Blog Post

The Taming of the Franc

Date: Sat, Feb 20, 2010

WOW – it’s a stunningly incredibly gloriously refreshingly sunny day at Schlumberger today! That’s one reason this week’s post is gonna be short and sweet – frankly, after the many weeks of cold rain I’d much rather go wander outside and experience the Estate rather than sit here on my computer and write about [...]

Read Full Wine Blog Post

The New Kid.

Date: Wed, Feb 17, 2010

A pretty cool thing happened at the winery this week.  A new kid in town who has made quite a name for himself joined our staff.  His name is Hardy Wallace and for those of you who don’t know who he is, let me provide a brief background on him. Early last year, Murphy Goode Winery [...]

Read Full Wine Blog Post

Fungal Fun

Date: Mon, Feb 8, 2010

Many of you know me as wine educator and tour guide here at Michel-Schlumberger but what you may not know is that I am an amateur mycologist of twenty seven years.  Every fall I go out into the woods and collect mushrooms for study and consumption as well as lead forays for those new to [...]

Read Full Wine Blog Post

Some Pollen With Your Red Wine?

Date: Fri, Feb 5, 2010

These days, if you were to pull up a barstool at the Boar’s Nest in Dry Creek Valley (the local’s spot for a pint or four) and eavesdrop on the general conversation, at least some of it would probably sound like this: Local Guy: “More rain a comin’, I hear.” Other Local Guy: “Yup. [...]

Read Full Wine Blog Post

The Little Picture

Date: Wed, Jan 27, 2010

“The real voyage of discovery consists of not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” Marcel Proust Years ago, I had just finished a SCUBA certification course in Thailand and our instructor was taking us out to a dive site noted for regular sightings of Whale Sharks, the world’s largest fish (up to 40 [...]

Read Full Wine Blog Post

“The Right Thing To Do”

Date: Thu, Jan 14, 2010

We’ve spoken and written about it often — and now is a great time to actually experience it.  Wine Creek, the tiny but oh-so-important stream running through Michel-Schlumberger Wine Estate is flowing steadily, and the salmon and steelhead are back to spawn. For those unaware, this tiny tributary is reportedly one of the last three native [...]

Read Full Wine Blog Post

Friends of Winewonks

Wine Spectator Online

#1 Online Wine Store

Manage Your Cellar

PokerStars Bonus Code

PokerStars Marketing Code

Check out some More Wonks Blog Communities!

Whether you like Baseball Blogs, Basketball Blogs, Beer Blogs, Car Blogs, Football Blogs, Poker Blogs, Wine Blogs....there is a Wonks Community you will enjoy!

WineWonks.com is owned and operated by Dimat Enterprises.

More about Dimat
"Dimat" is a major Poker Book publisher, with a popular Poker Forum, which originated from the book Internet Texas Holdem, by Matthew Hilger. Internet Poker Rankings tracks the top online poker players. Poker Bonos Gratis was designed to bring Free Poker Gifts to the Spanish Speaking Market.