Where To Go Now: Napa Valley’s Darioush

The stunning barrel rooms of Darioush

Darioush: The Home of Top Rated Napa Valley Wine sponsored by WinePathsTravel {VIDEO} Learn about some of the experiences that await you at Napa’s Darioush      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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Three Must Have Summer Time Wine Books

Wine Books for Summer with The Wine Siren

Wine books. Summer time reading! Not something you often hear people requesting. Many wine books are technical, meant for industry wine geeks. I have several of the aforementioned wine books in my personal library, and they’re quite good from an insider’s perspective.  However not always riveting reading.  Do you love a can’t put it down read? […]

Champagne Only Comes From Champagne ~ Champagne Gosset

The caves of Champagne Gosset

A Day in Champagne, with Champagne Gosset {Video} Interviews Below Sometimes wishes do come true. In a wine oriented mind, it might be the bottle of your dreams. A visit to a place you’ve never been but can only imagine. The history of a region emblazoned in your memory from books and photos. As it […]

Judging & Tasting Chocolate in Oregon. Difficulty Level 8.

Wine and Chocolate Judging on the Wine Siren

I am judging & tasting chocolate in Ashland, Oregon.  Chocolate. Yep.  Judging & tasting chocolate. It is the pied piper of the calorie wagon. Tasting chocolate is not a one size fits all deal. I take this assignment with the seriousness of a policeman writing a traffic ticket. I’m willing to sacrifice to help others. We’re taking […]

The Magic of Italian Wine is Alive at VINO: Featuring Feudo Disisa

VINO in NYC Rose tasting

I flew to New York City to attend a big event recently celebrating the winemakers of Italy and their wines. It’s called VINO and honors notable wine and vintners in Italy. From the launch of the first tasting event, the vibe was electric.  Over 150 brands represented, seminars included wine experts covering topics from Rosé […]

Romance & Rosé To Take Your Breath Away

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

Romance & Rosé Are The Ultimate Pairing. 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 […]

Rescuing a Varietal: Greek Wine & Vangelis Gerovassiliou

Beautiful Greek Wine by Vangelis Gerovassiliou saved the Malagousia grape from extinction

A Little Sojourn Into Greek Wine Is Greece on your oenological radar? With the history behind it,  it should be.  Consider this; wine’s place in history began in Greece over 6,500 years ago. Not only that, they have over 300 Greek wine varietals originating in Greece.  Today we travel to Greece and Thessaloniki, the 2nd […]