Introducing Vino Pete

Here’s Vino Pete!

Welcome to Vino Pete, my blog about wine tasting, reviews, chat, and whatever else crosses my mind.

My goal is to present you with a weekly wine review for your information and enjoyment.  The focus is on the wines of the West Coast of the US, roughly rom Santa Barbara, California to Columbia Valley in Washington State.  I will share my experiences tasting Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Rosé, other Rhône varietals and blends, and even chardonnay!

Every year anxiously await the new release of the latest vintage and bottling’s.  I find that vintages from specific AVA’s have some similar aspects and themes, but each bottling and every bottle is different.

To complement each weekly wine review I will also host #VinoChat.  The topic for each #VinoChat will be published in advance here.  I will do my best to review a bottle from the topic of that week’s chat .  For instance the first #VinoChat topic will be Rosé wines of the world and I will choose a West Coast Rose to review beforehand.  In addition to topics that I host, special guests will be invited from wineries, including owners, winemakers, wine experts and more!

Don’t worry about snobbery here as this is NOT a formal place.  So relax and stick around for a while.  I will tell you what I think about the wine in simple, clear language.  So pull up a chair and raise a glass with Vino Pete!

Important Vino Pete links to follow:

Vino Pete blog


About VinoChat


#VinoChat suggested chat site tool to use

(Detailed stats will be provided by after each weekly chat)

Hashtag: #VinoChat

#VinoChat Facebook Group



About Peter Trapasso

Peter Trapasso, also known as “Vino Pete” is the founder of Subscribe and visit us weekly for our latest wine review. Now writing for