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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. l to r, David Keck, June Rodil, D’Lynn Proctor & Anthony Giglio 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 […]

Pebble Beach, World Class Chefs and The Lexus Effect

Pebble Beach Food and Wine Kick Off!

Pebble Beach Food and Wine’s Featured Chefs: Stephanie Izard of Girl & The Goat with Carlo Mirarchi of Blanca NYC The interview, with Drew Barrymore and her winemaker, Kris Kato was more than enough to entice me. Sunday Grand Tasting Bites Coasting down Highway 101 south to Pebble Beach. The road is smooth. The curves, tight. I’m […]

Elegant & Rich Merlot. Stags’ Leap Winemaker Dishes. VIDEO

Stags' Leap Winery on the Silverado Trail The Wine Siren, Kelly Mitchell

After tasting through eight or nine superb wines at Stags’ Leap with winemaker & GM Christophe Paubert, I had to understand more about his philosophy and his background to understand what he is creating in Napa Valley. If you can make a very good Cab why can you not make a very good Merlot? Merlot […]

Romance & Rosé To Take Your Breath Away

Romance & Rosé Dylan O'Connor Photography, Rose Romance and The Wine Siren

Romance is in the air and spring is on its way!  The birds are chirping, and the mustard is thriving in the Napa vineyards. The theme of love shines with romance & rosé. Romance & rosé act like a temptress, softly seducing the senses like a fervent kiss on the lips. Stepping into pink when […]

Summit Lake Vineyards: Vintner Bob Brakesman

The vineyards at Summit Lake, high atop Howell Mountain owned by Vintner Bob Brakesman

The Winter View of Summit Lake Vineyards, overlooking Pope Valley. A hideaway, high atop Howell Mountain. Summit Lake Vineyards High on top of Howell Mountain, lies a stunning tasting destination. It’s richness enhanced by a solitude of quiet and pristine views of much of Pope Valley. This is not one of the posh, pricey settings […]

Boutique Chic: Handcrafted Artisan Napa Valley Wines

Juliana and Sean McBride of Crosby Roamann Winery Napa

Crosby Roamann, Handcrafted Artisan Napa Valley Wines Crosby Roamann’s Scott & Juliana McBride I am in the Crusher District of Napa Valley. It is in Napa proper, on the fringe of south Napa. This area enjoys a quiet solitude off the much-traveled route of Highway 29.  It’s a peaceful destination with a handful of wineries and […]

Hawaii Food & Wine Festival’s Wine Guru on Rare Wine

Hawaii Food and Wine Festivals Master Sommelier, Roberto Viernes

photo credit: Travis Okimoto, Hawaii Food and Wine Festival The Hawaii Food & Wine Festival, the brainchild of Chefs Alan Wong and Roy Yamaguchi‘s kicks off this week. To choose the right wines for each event, event officials taste close to 12,000 bottles of wine. The tastings result in the best for pairing and tasting sessions.  After six successful […]

Reinventing the Wine Experience, Freemark Abbey

First Female Vintner of Record

Facebook Instagram Youtube Linkedin Twitter Medium Rss Reinventing the Wine Experience, Freemark Abbey Josephine Tychson, St. Helena Freemark Abbey Hails the First Woman Vintner on 130th Anniversary with an Estate Renovation. There are places in the Napa Valley that hold an untold charm. Exuding bygone days and a history that makes your heart skip a […]

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 […]

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. It’s the perfect time […]

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 […]

Winemaker Spotlight: Senses Wines

Senses Wines, Occidental, CA

Facebook Instagram Linkedin Medium Twitter Youtube Rss Winemaker Spotlight: Senses Wines I’m on a journey to Senses Wines vineyard to learn more about how they make their exceptional wines. After a long Northern California drought, the rain finally returns. It takes one such day to bring me to Occidental via Sebastopol. I’ve never been to […]