Rhône Awakening in Provence with Chêne Bleu

Chene Bleu is responsible for some of the most exquisite Rhônes in France known as Super Rhônes

Facebook Instagram Youtube Linkedin Twitter Medium Rss Rhône Awakening in Provence with Chêne Bleu Chene Bleu & La Verriere The wind is petulant near the river, whipping up a cool breeze. I clutch my wrap and an errant wisp of hair dances in my face while I try to stay warm. I’m heading off to […]

Secrets of Wine Investments with Christie’s Wine Expert

How to invest in wine. Strategies and more from Christies

Facebook Instagram Youtube Linkedin Twitter Medium Rss Secrets of Wine Investments with Christie’s Wine Expert Wine investments impact your bottom line. Just a few of the wines offered at Christie’s upcoming auction for your wine investment portfolio.   Ah, the mysteries of making sound wine investments. From the terroir to the barrel, the bottle to […]

How to Transform a Vineyard & Winery, Mendocino Wine Company

Tim Thornton, COO of Mendocino Wine Company

Facebook Instagram Youtube Linkedin Twitter Medium Rss How to Transform a Vineyard & Winery, Mendocino Wine Company Tim Thornton, Vineyard Cowboy Mendocino Wine’s Best Kept Secret Mark Beaman, winemaker at Parducci Wine Cellars invited me out to Mendocino County to taste wine, meet the people at Mendocino Wine Company, and learn more about their efforts. I […]

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 […]

An Auspicious Era, Mark Beringer & 140 Years

Mark Beringer of Beringer Vineyards

Facebook Instagram Youtube Linkedin Twitter Medium Rss An Auspicious Era, Mark Beringer & 140 Years Mark Beringer of Beringer Vineyards Beringer’s Exceptional History 140 years ago, a man named Jacob Beringer left Germany, on a ship to America, landed in New York and found his way to Northern California and Napa Valley. He was an apprentice […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. It’s the perfect time […]

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 […]