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Wes Hagen
 
February 15, 2019 | Wes Hagen

13 SEP HOW TO DRINK WINE LIKE A PRO

How to Drink Wine Like a Pro with a subtitle: ‘….unless that pro is a jerk or snob.’ 1) Reject snobbery. There was a time when snobs ruled the world of wine. Sommeliers were as rare as meteors, and maybe they took ...  Continue »

Time Posted: Feb 15, 2019 at 5:10 PM
Wes Hagen
 
February 15, 2019 | Wes Hagen

28 JUL SUMMER IN SANTA MARIA: A 2016 VINTAGE UPDATE

It’s late July in Santa Maria Valley, California which means we are getting the cellar ready for winemaking and watching the grapes in the vineyard carefully for signs of ripeness. Lots of folks have been asking about Vintage 2016 and how things ...  Continue »

Time Posted: Feb 15, 2019 at 5:03 PM
Wes Hagen
 
February 15, 2019 | Wes Hagen

14 JUN OPENING THE J. WILKES TASTING ROOM ON THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2016.

Tasting Room Opens: 6/16/2016 2963 Grand Avenue, Suite A (Formerly Qupe’) Los Olivos, CA. 93441. (805) 318-6680 Thursday-Monday, 11 am – 5 pm (last pour at 4:30 pm) In less than 48 hours we will be opening the doors of the ...  Continue »

Time Posted: Feb 15, 2019 at 3:24 PM
Wes Hagen
 
February 15, 2019 | Wes Hagen

16 MAY J. WILKES BLOG #3: PICTURES AND DESCRIPTIONS OF THE NORDIC LEADERS SUMMIT AT THE STATE DEPARTMENT WITH J. WILKES WINES, 5/16/2016

Booya!! Empty glass! A photo posted by Wes Hagen (@wes_hagen) on May 13, 2016 at 12:21pm PDT J. Wilkes wines have been featured twice in the last two weeks (May. 2016) at the State Department in Washington DC. Two weeks ago, ...  Continue »

Time Posted: Feb 15, 2019 at 3:05 PM
Wes Hagen
 
February 15, 2019 | Wes Hagen

10 MAY J. WILKES BLOG BY WES HAGEN #2: WES AND J. WILKES GO TO WASHINGTON (DC)!

First, I would like to congratulate Bruce Leiserowitz who was the winner of the first J Wilkes Blog Trivia question contest. Each blog contains a trivia question and the first correct answer, or the answer considered most correct to me, will be ...  Continue »

Time Posted: Feb 15, 2019 at 2:46 PM
Wes Hagen
 
February 15, 2019 | Wes Hagen

06 APR SPRING, 2016: THE PROMISE OF A NEW VINTAGE!

Budbreak with emerging Pinot Noir Cluster There is nothing as hopeful as a vineyard during ‘budbreak’–which is when the dormant buds open and new green growth emerges from the woody, wintery vines. It’s a moment that is perhaps more profound to a ...  Continue »

Time Posted: Feb 15, 2019 at 2:35 PM
Wes Hagen
 
February 15, 2019 | Wes Hagen

13 FEB NEW WORLD WINES WITH WES HAGEN

Let’s agree to discuss three types of viticulture and the wine styles they produced: Ancient World, Old World and New World. Ancient World will refer to wines grown and created from the Paleolithic Era through the life of Louis Pasteur (19th Century/ ...  Continue »

Time Posted: Feb 15, 2019 at 2:28 PM
Wes Hagen
 
February 15, 2019 | Wes Hagen

13 FEB CHARDONNAY: THE EDITORIAL MODEL OF THE WINE CATWALK

Let’s agree to discuss three types of viticulture and the wine styles they produced: Ancient World, Old World and New World. Ancient World will refer to wines grown and created from the Paleolithic Era through the life of Louis Pasteur (19th Century/ ...  Continue »

Time Posted: Feb 15, 2019 at 2:02 PM
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February 15, 2019 | John Doe

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Time Posted: Feb 15, 2019 at 1:52 PM
Wes Hagen
 
October 11, 2018 | Wes Hagen

Vintage 2018 in Santa Barbara County, a Miracle or a Return to Normal?

We are finishing up our 2018 Santa Maria Valley harvest here at J. Wilkes and the wines are starting to show a character and quality that will likely make this vintage a ‘classic’.  Continue »

Time Posted: Oct 11, 2018 at 1:00 PM

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