Kick Off Your 2018 With Napa Valley Restaurant Week

Napa Valley Restaurant Week Pairs Napa Visitors & Residents With Great Prices

Napa Valley Restaurant Week is almost here! January 24-28, 2018 is host to Napa Valley Restaurant Week. What’s so special about Napa Valley Restaurant Week? It’s the one week where affordability, even in some of the top Napa Valley restaurants is felt. From a $20 lunch to the highest priced dinner at $46, this is […]

Best Wine Gifts You Can Get Without Santa

There is no Santa Claus. And other lessons I learned about the winter holidays.  It’s so much better to be an adult. Wine gift giving made easy. Do you remember when you found out there isn’t a Santa Claus?  It’s a light bulb memory for me. I was drinking ice tea with my father. He was […]

Five Key Ingredients to a Great Wine Bar. The Winner is…

VIDEO Interview at Compline Wine Bar  In the Heart of Downtown Napa: Compline Wine Bar & Restaurant Walking into a wine bar, I often feel a bit of a thrill.  It’s like treasure hunting. Occasionally blind-sided by bad taste, poor concept or even worse, uninspiring wine. You see a variety of different takes on […]

El Bierzo, Spain. The Wine World’s Best Kept Secret

Unique varietals, extraordinary wines, Bierzo Spain is unlike any other wine destination.

{VIDEO} El Bierzo, Spain will make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time.     But it is the wine, made from the grape Mencia, that will steal your heart. Traveling to Spain is not on my short list, but I am always up for an adventure. This road less traveled sounds like the perfect […]

Michael Franti Featured in Napa Valley Benefit Concert at Robert Mondavi Winery

Michael Franti's music gets people on their feet at Robert Mondavi Winery, Photo Credit The Wine Siren

Michael Franti Featured at “For the Love of Napa” “We felt it was important to bring music directly to the North Bay to raise both money and the spirits of our friends and neighbors in wine country. Musicians Michael Franti and Spearhead Featured in Benefit at Robert Mondavi Winery It’s just a few weeks since […]

Harvest: Kevin Morrisey on Wine & Ehlers Estate

Flirting with Autumn, this years harvest takes place on a cloud covered pre-dawn morning at Ehlers Estate.  VIDEO INTERVIEW  “Before this last heatwave, we had a completely different crop out there.”  ~ Kevin Morrisey, Winemaker & GM, Ehlers Estate Harvest at Ehlers Estate. Tuning in to my internal clock of fear and fright, I awake at 3 am. About […]

From Israel to Napa Valley, to Atelier Melka’s Maayan Koschitzky {VIDEO}

St. Helena Vineyard on The Wine SIren

As the head of winemaking at Atelier Phillipe Melka, winemaker Maayan Koschitzky knows how to make exceptional wine. He’s worked with top winemakers in the most coveted regions of the world. {Video Interview}   My main focus here is Atelier Melka. What we do is make great wines and truly enjoy this valley.  When Vintners […]

2017 Napa Harvest Is Here For Mumm Napa: Video Interview

Napa Harvest pickers in the Green Island Vineyard picking Mumm Pinot Meunier

First Napa Harvest for Mumm Later Than 2016 The Napa harvest is one of the most exciting times of the year where I live. I’m perched above the Napa River, sitting on the second floor of my writing nook listening to the somewhat irritating popping of the bird cannon in the distance. The cannons have […]

Beaujolais Gamay: The Masters Weigh-In from Pebble Beach

on the subject of Beaujolais Gamay, Beaujolais France on The Wine Siren

When an event brings the right wine personalities together the room becomes electric. Such was the case with the panel at Pebble Beach Food and Wine this season, featuring a discussion on Gamay from Beaujolais France (where it thrives) a region located south of  Burgundy. The lively group featured Master Sommeliers, David Keck and June […]

Five Rosés for Your Summer Fun!

The hottest wine in 2017 is Rosé on The Wine Siren .com now!

Here’s to Your Rosé Summer. Whether you’re poolside, relaxing under the shade of a tree or on a beach in the Mediterranean there’s a Rosé sure to change your outlook on the heat. My first encounter of the Rosé Summer kind was a “non-Rosé”.  In the 80’s White Zinfandel was in fashion and perfectly suited […]

Interview with Julien Miquel, of Social Vignerons.

Julien Miquel dishes on The Wine Siren about wine, champagne and being a winemaker

The wine industry is a smaller community than most might think.  The more time I spend in it, the more I marvel at the interconnectedness of the niches, the communities, and the people.  Some will turn you off like a desperate housewife, while others will show their integrity, confidence, and willingness to collaborate as the […]

The Rhapsody of Provence Rosé

The King of Rosé is in Provence, France: Chateau Gassier

Provence Rosé is the very foundation of Rosé “We grow Rosé, we live Rosé, we think Rosé.” Chateau Gassier.  I think to myself, they should add “We are Rosè.” To taste French Rosé at home is one thing. To taste it in Provence is a mind altering experience.  I am on a press trip. A tear […]