NEW FEATURE: WHERE WILL WINEMAKER WES HAGEN BE IN JULY?

  February 21, 2019 | Wes Hagen 29 JUN NEW FEATURE: WHERE WILL WINEMAKER WES HAGEN BE IN JULY? J. Wilkes Faithful: In an ongoing attempt to keep you aware of fun events and chances to eat and drink with our winemaker, we intend to publish a list of public events that you can attend […]

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Authenticity In Wine And Why It Matters

February 22, 2019 | Wes Hagen 14 MAY 5.14.2018 AUTHENTICITY IN WINE AND WHY IT MATTERS Authenticity in Wine:  People, Dirt, Love. Welcome back all you wine lovers and those that search for deeper wisdom in the glass. I just returned from a long 2 week+ wine sales trip throughout the Southeast and the East […]

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DOES STUDYING WINE DECREASE THE ENJOYMENT OF DRINKING IT?

  February 15, 2019 | Wes Hagen 30 NOV 11/30/2016: DOES STUDYING WINE DECREASE THE ENJOYMENT OF DRINKING IT? Wine should be a pleasure to drink, never a pop-quiz. Welcome back to Wes Hagen’s J. Wilkes Wines blog.  Please make yourself comfortable and if possible pour yourself a nice glass of wine.  I’m a strong […]

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HOW TO DRINK WINE LIKE A PRO

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 […]

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SUMMER IN SANTA MARIA: A 2016 VINTAGE UPDATE

February 15, 2019 | Wes Hagen 28 JUL SUMMER IN SANTA MARIA: A 2016 VINTAGE UPDATE Images of fruit from 2016 Vintage, and checking color in juice from a small sample. 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 […]

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

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 4:45 pm) In less than 48 hours we will be […]

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