Napa Valley’s Sustainable Wine Movement

Anna Brittan CEO, of Napa Green standing out by a body of water

We sat down with CEO of Napa Green Anna Brittan to get down to earth on sustainable wine and how the program works. Vineyards of Napa Valley The Wine Siren:  Why the urgency of a truly farm-to-table sustainable winery today?  Anna Brittan: The wine industry is the canary in the coal mine for climate change, and […]

Stunning Winemaker’s Chocolate Made Sustainably!

The Wine Siren, Kelly Mitchell holding the Vine to Bar Chocolate on Golden Platter

Use the Best Dark Chocolate Made for Wine Pairing. Chocolate and wine pairing has never been easier. #Sponsored With an intriguing history, chocolate has garnered the attention and palates of many.   Remnants of cacao were discovered in New Mexico‘s Anasazi Chaco Canyon settlement over 1,000 years ago.  Even then it was a delicacy made […]

Carneros’ Opulent Treasure: Bouchaine Winery

Floor to ceiling windows, huge patio with fire pits ensure your every comfort wine tasting. Bouchaine Vineyards tasting room.

Bouchaine Winery is the spot to discover great Burgundian varieties made in Napa Valley’s Carneros region. Modern winery meets social hour. Bouchaine Vineyards tasting room and patio. “Standing at the top of the highest point of the Bouchaine Vineyards, the salty air caressing my cheeks. The views expand all the way down to the city […]

Napa Valley Salutes Cabernet. Benefits Somm Foundation

Chateau Montelena 200

Somm Foundation Receives $25,000 in Support Pouring of Chateau Montelena’s stunning 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Over 200 people descended on Napa Valley’s Meritage Resort & Spa to celebrate Cabernet Sauvignon. The event, earmarked to benefit the Somm Foundation raised over $25,000. There were dinners, tastings and events galore over the three days celebrating Cabernet Sauvignon. One […]

Where to Stay: Napa Valley’s Meadowood

Meadowood Napa Valley before the destruction of the fires in 2020

Where to Stay: Napa Valley’s Meadowood Meadowood. Blissful Spa Experiences, Sublime Dining and Luxury. UPDATE:  Meadowood sadly was impacted by the fires in Napa Valley in October 2020. We wish them all the best while they rebuild in these trying times. Our hearts are heavy by the destruction and devastation to all in Napa Valley. […]

Promontory, a Luxurious Napa Valley Wine Tasting Experience

Promontory Winemaker Davide Cilli tasting 2008 & 2012 vintages, Photo by Kelly Mitchell

Promontory is the first Harlan-owned winery to offer unique one of a kind tasting experiences. View from Napa Valley’s Promontory This is one of the views H. William Harlan aka ‘Bill’ saw of Promontory back in the 1980s. When he first set his eyes on what would be one of the best places to grow […]

DeLoach Vineyards: Russian River Valley’s Finest

Tasting room with fireplace at DeLoach Vineyards

DeLoach Vineyards, Russian River’s Finest https://www.youtube.com/embed/5FIJYAJBr-U It’s early. 9am on a Monday. Driving up from Napa to Russian River Valley it occurs to me how much I love coming to this part of Wine Country. The weather is a little overcast and the drive beyond smooth.  The trip from Napa to DeLoach Vineyards is just […]

Where To Go Now: Napa Valley’s Darioush

The stunning barrel rooms of Darioush

Darioush Winery: The Home of Top Rated Napa Valley Wine Sponsored by WinePathsTravel Do you love Bordeaux style wines? How about an experience where you feel more than at home? With brilliant beauty and a style that focuses on comfort and elegance? Then you’ve come to the right place. This is what Napa Valley’s Darioush […]

FIVE Reasons Why You Should Consider Taking WSET Courses

The Green book level three WSET ADvanced with four different colors of wine.

My eighteenth birthday would culminate into yet another adventure in French wine. The sole exception being that this time I could actually imbibe it. My father purchased a case of 1960 Chateau Margaux, first Grand Cru or “1er” as it is also known

Forces in Napa Valley Wine: St. Supéry

The stunning tree lined entrance of St. Supery with vineyards in background. Rutherford.

Forces in Napa Valley Wine: St. Supéry St. Supéry Napa Valley Stewards of the Land, Maker of 100% Estate Grown Wine. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSo3z_e3Ok8&feature=emb_title On experiences at St. Supery The grounds are soaking up the last of the misty rain as the fog pulls away from the mountains. I’m entering the drive of St. Supery, located off […]

The Romance of Friuli’s Zorzettig

The scenic landscape of the country house and vineyards at Zorzettig

Zorzettig Winery in all its glory, Friuli, Italy Friuli. The best place to grow the aromatic white wines of Zorzettig Italy. If I could paint a picture of dramatic vineyards in Italy, I would base it on the landscape of the Zorzettig properties. Located in Friuli Venezia Giulia the landscape is influenced by the Adriatic […]

Asolo DOCG: The Pearl of Prosecco

The hilly and stunning green vineyards of Asolo DOCG Prosecco Superiore Wines

Asolo Prosecco. The Pearl. The City of A Thousand Horizons. Asolo DOCG & Its Prosecco When a trend is hot, whether a chart-topping song, a blockbuster movie or a destination Instagrammed repeatedly its got to be good. This time it is Prosecco that is on fire! It recently made headlines for being the Number One […]

A Tale of Two Continents: Bordeaux Château Malartic-Lagraviére

A Tale of Two Continents: Bordeaux Château Malartic-Lagraviére

The Famed Bordeaux Château Malartic-Lagravière A Bordeaux Château encouraging you to visit! Looking for one of the most diverse Bordeaux tastings?  You’ll find it at Château Malartic-Lagravière.  https://www.youtube.com/embed/HfQ7dRoJR-M  Truly one of the most diverse tastings in Bordeaux I’ve had to date.  Not only was I sipping one of the top Bordeaux Château, but I was […]

Luxury Rum: The Hot Ultra Premium Pour in Spirits

A map of the Caribbean where most of the world's rum comes from

Luxury is a Beautifully Handcrafted Ultra Premium Rum photo courtesy of ARÔME The Origins of Rum It’s hard to think about rum without thinking of being on a beach. Somewhere tropical sipping an umbrella drink, or a mojito, but let’s go a step beyond that. Rum’s rich history began in the 17th century. Sugar farmers […]