Understanding Bourgogne. A Journey of Spirit & Soul.

Bourgogne red wine

What is it about Bourgogne that makes it so compelling? The regions are diverse and varied. So much so that it can be a grand undertaking to absorb all that the region has to offer.  I’ve traveled to Bourgogne several times over the last few years and am always discovering new things I didn’t know […]

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 […]

Buena Vista: A California Historical Landmark 

The hand dug caves of Buena Vista with barrels aging. Photo by Kelly Mitchell, The Wine Siren

Sonoma’s Legendary Winery: Buena Vista One of the first places I visited in Sonoma back in the ’80s was Buena Vista. It was much more low key than it is today, and the wine wasn’t as good, but the history. The history was one of the most important aspects of the winery back in the […]

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 WinePathsTravelhttps://www.youtube.com/embed/LQ-4CYF3hMg 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 […]