Understanding Bourgogne. A Journey of Spirit & Soul.

Bourgogne red wine

What is it about Bourgogne that makes it so compelling? The regions are diverse and varied. So much so that it can be a grand undertaking to absorb all that the region has to offer.  I’ve traveled to Bourgogne several times over the last few years and am always discovering new things I didn’t know […]

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 WinePathsTravelhttps://www.youtube.com/embed/LQ-4CYF3hMg 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 […]

FIVE Reasons Why You Should Consider Taking WSET Courses

The Green book level three WSET ADvanced with four different colors of wine.

My eighteenth birthday would culminate into yet another adventure in French wine. The sole exception being that this time I could actually imbibe it. My father purchased a case of 1960 Chateau Margaux, first Grand Cru or “1er” as it is also known

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 […]

The Romance of Friuli’s Zorzettig

The scenic landscape of the country house and vineyards at Zorzettig

Zorzettig Winery in all its glory, Friuli, Italy Friuli. The best place to grow the aromatic white wines of Zorzettig Italy. If I could paint a picture of dramatic vineyards in Italy, I would base it on the landscape of the Zorzettig properties. Located in Friuli Venezia Giulia the landscape is influenced by the Adriatic […]

A Tale of Two Continents: Bordeaux Château Malartic-Lagraviére

A Tale of Two Continents: Bordeaux Château Malartic-Lagraviére

The Famed Bordeaux Château Malartic-Lagravière https://www.youtube.com/embed/HfQ7dRoJR-M A Bordeaux Château encouraging you to visit! Looking for one of the most diverse Bordeaux tastings?  You’ll find it at Château Malartic-Lagravière.  Truly one of the most diverse tastings in Bordeaux I’ve had to date.  Not only was I sipping one of the top Bordeaux Château, but I was […]

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

Krug Grande Cuvée Named Most Popular Sparkling

Krug Grande Cuvée, The First Choice in US Restaurants for Champagne

Krug Grande Cuvée Champagne whether by a bonfire at the beach or in the most elegant dining setting. Wine and Spirits Magazine just named Krug Grande Cuvée Brut the single most popular sparkling wine in restaurants across the United States.  The Grande Cuvée was first made in 1844.  Now in its 166th Edition, Krug swept the honors […]

Sonoma’s Rugged Terroir Shines with Cornell Vineyards {VIDEO}

Sonoma's Rugged Terroir Shines with Cornell Vineyards {VIDEO}

Just the 2nd release, the 2014 Cornell Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon is already a standout. Made up of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, and 3% Cabernet Franc. It was aged for 19 months in 70% new French barrels.  The wine itself has an intensity rarely found in a wine this young.

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

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   https://www.youtube.com/embed/XJ4jnpPwJOw 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 […]

Introduction to Napa Valley’s Maayan Koschitzky {VIDEO}

St. Helena Vineyard on The Wine SIren

As the head of winemaking at Atelier Phillipe Melka, Napa Valley’s Maayan Koschitzky knows how to make exceptional wine. {Video Interview} https://www.youtube.com/embed/bEQG7-PQsQA “My main focus here is Atelier Melka. What we do is make great wines and truly enjoy this valley.”  Koschitzky works with private clients as well. That brand is Brilliant Mistake, which produces […]