Get Ready for Summer with a Model Rosé

Melinda Kearney and Michele Ouellet of Lorenza Wines

Facebook Instagram Youtube Linkedin Twitter Medium Rss Get Ready for Summer with a Model Rosé Melinda Kearney and Michele Ouellet of Lorenza Wines Two beautiful souls. One beautiful wine. In a word. Rosé.​ It’s a cool, bright, breezy day in Napa and I am meeting with the mother/daughter team. These two are the Founders of Lorenza […]

Master Sommelier Brahm Callahan

Brahm Callahan, Master Sommelier, talks to The Wine Siren about tête de cuvée and Joseph Phelps

Facebook Instagram Youtube Linkedin Twitter Medium Rss Master Sommelier Brahm Callahan The most deep-rooted memory I have about someone I’ve never met is that initial interaction. It stays with you and often speaks volumes as to who that person is.  Today I’m at Pebble Beach Food & Wine waiting for a young man who has […]

St Helena Wine Tantalizes at bASH!

Appellation St Helena Wineries Partner with CIA for bASH 2016

Facebook Instagram Youtube Linkedin Twitter Medium Rss St Helena Wine Tantalizes at bASH! It’s early evening in the Valley. Raindrops threaten and with each minute my stress gathers steam. You know that feeling when you’re trying to get ready and nothing looks right?  A pile of discarded clothes litter the bed.  I resolve to start running regularly […]

A French Domain in Anderson Valley: Domaine Anderson

Domaine Anderson's new tasting room

Facebook Instagram Youtube Linkedin Twitter Medium Rss A French Domain in Anderson Valley: Domaine Anderson Jerry Murray, Winemaker It’s a cold, cloudy afternoon in Napa. I am heading up to Anderson Valley by way of Boonville, for a quick overnight in the Boonville Hotel and to talk further to the winemaker at Domaine Anderson, Jerry Murray.  This extraordinary drive takes […]

Dining at New Heights: Chef Tim Hollingsworth

Otium and Chef Hollingsworth exquisite dishes

Facebook Instagram Youtube Linkedin Twitter Medium Rss Dining at New Heights: Chef Tim Hollingsworth Chef Tim Hollingsworth at Otium Chef Tim Hollingsworth The most luxurious way to travel is aboard a private jet.  The traditional hassles of other humans, lines, and annoying seating arrangements is a distant memory when you fly at this level.  Pebble Beach Food […]

Pebble Beach Food & Wine: The Wine Insider

Pebble Beach Food & Wine

Facebook Instagram Youtube Linkedin Twitter Medium Rss Pebble Beach Food & Wine: The Wine Insider Food & Wine With less than a week before one of the most well-attended food and wine events, Pebble Beach Food & Wine,  Lara Sailer Long, the event’s Executive Wine Director, talks about the pursuit of great wines.  She’s the […]

Perfecting Pinot in Willamette Valley

Willamette Valley Vineyards famed for Pinot Noir

Facebook Instagram Youtube Linkedin Twitter Medium Rss Perfecting Pinot in Willamette Valley When a new Pinot Noir vintage tastes like it’s been around the block, or rather, aged for 3-5 years instead of 1 or 2 I feel like I’ve won the lottery. Take perhaps the almighty Pinot Noir which isn’t as fussy about age […]

Napa Abstract Artist Penelope Moore: A Rare Gift

Penelope Moore is Napa Valley's Taste of Wine Artist

Facebook Instagram Youtube Linkedin Twitter Medium Rss Napa Abstract Artist Penelope Moore: A Rare Gift Penelope Moore takes on large format abstract Napa Wine & Art Featuring Napa Artist Who is Making a Name in the Abstract World. Napa Artist Penelope Moore Creates a Taste of Wine for the Visual Senses.

The Chef and the Rockstar: VH1 Save The Music

Rockstar Matt Nathanson & Chef Brandon Sharp at Solage Calistoga, VH1 Save The Music

Facebook Instagram Youtube Linkedin Twitter Medium Rss The Chef and the Rockstar: VH1 Save the Music The Chef, The Rockstar, and food paired to music. The drive from Napa to Calistoga is about 45 minutes in the winter months. The season matters. Summer, when all the tourists (5 million in 2015 alone) are here can […]

Secrets of the Changing Landscape of Tequila

Secrets of the Changing Landscape of Tequila

Facebook Instagram Youtube Linkedin Twitter Medium Rss Secrets of the Changing Landscape of Tequila Tequila tells a story like the terroir of California wine. 123 Tequila by David Rivandi The nuances of a well made spirit can be quite profound and interesting. Improvements in the process and mavericks in the field are garnering a whole […]

Pinot Noir & Birds of Prey: Raptor Ridge Winery

Raptor Ridge Winery in Willamette Valley

Facebook Instagram Youtube Linkedin Twitter Medium Rss Pinot Noir& Birds of Prey: Raptor Ridge Winery Wine is a journey of the taste buds no matter where you travel or what crosses your lips. In this case, Pinot Noir. The simple act of opening a bottle, savoring the first aroma, the first taste, is a pleasure […]

Top 100 Global Wine Tasting: Interview With Tara Thomas of Wine & Spirits Mag

Tara Thomas of Wine & Spirits Magazine on The Wine Siren

Facebook Instagram Youtube Linkedin Twitter Medium Rss Top 100 Global Wine Tasting: Interview with Tara Thomas of wine & Spirits Magazine A masterful collaboration of winemakers, sung and unsung heroes in the winemaking industry converge each October in San Francisco. This year marks the 12th year for this global wine tasting event honoring wineries around […]