A Tale of Two Continents: Bordeaux Château Malartic-Lagraviére

Photo of Chateau and extensive groundsThe stunning grounds of Chateau Malartic-LeGraviere

The Famed Bordeaux Château Malartic-Lagravière #Sponsored A Bordeaux Château encouraging you to visit! Looking for one of the most diverse Bordeaux tastings?  You’ll find it at Château Malartic-Lagravière.  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 #Sponsored 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 in the […]

Where to Go Now: Napa Valley’s Fantesca Estates

A glass of wine and the Culture Trip of Fantesca Estate

The Fantesca Estates Experience A Collaboration with Wine Paths Travel. #ad   Located one and a half miles from Hwy 29 in St. Helena and a thousand miles away from the hustle and bustle of Napa Valley. Fantesca Estates is in the Spring Mountain District AVA. This AVA (America Viticulture Area) straddles both Sonoma Valley […]

Four Tuscan Wine Adventures: Travel to Tuscany

The Wine Siren, Three Days in Tuscany

The most important articulation of wine in Montalcino is Brunello di Montalcino. In Montalpulciano it is Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.  To confuse them is a crime in some circles. The Wine Siren, Kelly Mitchell

VIADER: The Mother of Invention in Napa Valley

Viader Vineyards View from Tasting Room high atop Howell Mountain

Diminutive and slight, its difficult to imagine Delia Viader taking on Napa Valley with her namesake, Viader Vineyards, in the early 80’s. But take it on she did. Dominated by testosterone & tradition, Napa Valley was a man’s realm. There were few women (if any) starting up a winery and doing their own farming and winemaking. Particularly young female upstart Vintners.

Krug Grande Cuvée Named Most Popular Sparkling

Krug Grande Cuvée, The First Choice in US Restaurants for Champagne

Wine and Spirits Magazine just named Krug Grande Cuvée Brut the single most popular sparkling wine in restaurants across the United States.  The Grande Cuvée was first made in 1844.  Now in its 166th Edition, Krug swept the honors from previous years winners including Veuve Clicquot and Billecart-Salmon.  It is not surprising the Krug Grande Cuvée got this esteemed […]

A Journey Into Wine Education & The WSET

The Wine Siren Takes on the WSET

Wine Education and WSET There are many ways to improve your knowledge of wine. From books to certified courses, even learning online, your options are extensive. It can be a daunting task to choose the right program for you. Evaluate your goals & your reasons for getting a wine education before jumping in. Wine courses […]

Wine Production Takes A Global Hit

The Weather Channel Features Kelly Mitchell, The Wine Siren

Global Wine Production is down, Consumption is UP. Global wine production took a serious hit in 2017. I just wrapped my commentary on The Weather Channel. Our topic was about the historical drop in wine production. Literally down 8.6% globally as reported by the OIV (International Organisation of Vine & Wine). This is the lowest of […]

Hollywood and Wine: Frank Family Vineyards {VIDEO}

500 ft from the Napa Valley Floor Frank Family Vineyards Winston Hill Vineyard is perfectly placed

Rich History and a Star in Wine Frank Family Vineyards Sensing the history was a bit deeper than I knew of the winery located on Larkmead Lane I began a little digging.  Frank Family Vineyards is the third oldest wineries in the Napa Valley region circa 1884.  Larkmead Lane, in Calistoga, it has a prominent […]

Crazy, Sexy, Pink from Italy: Chiaretto Rosé {VIDEO}

Chiaretto Pink Rosé from Bardolino is featured on The WIne Siren

{VIDEO} ROSÉ BROUGHT ME TO ITALY.  IT WAS THE BEAUTY OF THE LAND, THE ROMANCE OF THE REGION OF VENETO AND THE PEOPLE OF BARDOLINO WHO MADE ME WANT TO STAY.   Italian rosé is romancing wine enthusiasts with their contemporary approach to rosé, Chiaretto. This modern-day dry rosé uses the most important red grapes […]

Sonoma’s Rugged Terroir Shines with Cornell Vineyards {VIDEO}

Just the 2nd release, the 2014 Cornell Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon is already a standout. Made up of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, and 3% Cabernet Franc. It was aged for 19 months in 70% new French barrels.  The wine itself has an intensity rarely found in a wine this young.