Carneros’ Opulent Treasure: Bouchaine Winery

Floor to ceiling windows, huge patio with fire pits ensure your every comfort wine tasting. Bouchaine Vineyards tasting room.

Bouchaine Winery is the spot to discover great Burgundian varieties made in Napa Valley’s Carneros region. Modern winery meets social hour. Bouchaine Vineyards tasting room and patio. “Standing at the top of the highest point of the Bouchaine Vineyards, the salty air caressing my cheeks. The views expand all the way down to the city […]

Napa Valley Salutes Cabernet. Benefits Somm Foundation

Chateau Montelena 200

Somm Foundation Receives $25,000 in Support Pouring of Chateau Montelena’s stunning 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Over 200 people descended on Napa Valley’s Meritage Resort & Spa to celebrate Cabernet Sauvignon. The event, earmarked to benefit the Somm Foundation raised over $25,000. There were dinners, tastings and events galore over the three days celebrating Cabernet Sauvignon. One […]

Promontory, a Luxurious Napa Valley Wine Tasting Experience

Promontory Winemaker Davide Cilli tasting 2008 & 2012 vintages, Photo by Kelly Mitchell

Promontory is the first Harlan-owned winery to offer unique one of a kind tasting experiences. View from Napa Valley’s Promontory This is one of the views H. William Harlan aka ‘Bill’ saw of Promontory back in the 1980s. When he first set his eyes on what would be one of the best places to grow […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

Interview with Julien Miquel, of Social Vignerons.

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

Julien Miquel at Vitalie Taittinger Champagne House 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, […]

The Rhapsody of Provence Rosé

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

Provence Rosé is the very foundation of Rosé Chateau Gassier in Provence, France at the mase of Mount Sainte Victoire “We grow Rosé, we live Rosé, we think Rosé.” Chateau Gassier.  I think to myself, they should add “We are Rosè.” The Provence Rosé of Chateau Gassier in France To taste French Rosé at home is […]

Wine Books for Summer Time Leisure

Wine Books for Summer with The Wine Siren

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? The kind that reel you […]

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 […]