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 […]

2017 Napa Harvest Is Here For Mumm Napa: Video Interview

Napa Harvest pickers in the Green Island Vineyard picking Mumm Pinot Meunier

First Napa Harvest for Mumm Later Than 2016 The Napa harvest is one of the most exciting times of the year where I live. I’m perched above the Napa River, sitting on the second floor of my writing nook listening to the somewhat irritating popping of the bird cannon in the distance. The cannons have […]

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 […]

Drew Barrymore on Winemaking and Rosé

Drew Barrymore joins Kelly Mitchell The Wine Siren and shares her latest venture as a Vintner

Drew Barrymore. Girl next door. Producer. Actress. Now you can add Vintner. Drew Barrymore in the vineyards of Carmel Road. I’m in Monterey, California by request. An interview with Drew Barrymore. Yes, that Drew Barrymore.  I accept this assignment with a rush of excitement, and butterflies.  Oh, there was vetting. A list of potential questions. […]

Quilt: A New Wine and The Very Fabric of Joe Wagner

Joe Wagner Sold Meiomi to Constellation for $315 million

Quilt: A New Wine and The Very Fabric of Joe Wagner Video Interview with Joe Wagner of Copper Cane https://www.youtube.com/embed/wrO2k0YfHhg Joe Wagner is no stranger to the wine business. He grew up in it. Grandson of the founder of Caymus Vineyards, he’s watched every aspect of winemaking. From farming to the business of wine since he could […]

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 […]

The Mastery of Luxury : Winemaker Julie Lumgair

Julie Lumgair, Napa & Sonoma Consulting Winemaker

Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon Grapes We’re walking in the Rutherford Dust. It’s a region of Napa Valley, and it’s the nickname for the AVA of Rutherford. It’s known as Rutherford Dust because in the summer it is so hot and dry there. The earth dries up like a snail in the Sahara. There is even a group winemakers & […]

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 […]

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 […]

St. Francis Winery Creates a Masterpiece of Experience

St. Francis Winery, with the Mayacamas piece by The Wine Siren Kelly Mitchell

St. Francis Winery Masters the Pairing and the Wine Compressed Persimmon & Grilled Asian Pear paired with 2015 White Cuvée Blanc Sonoma Valley Experience. It’s the soul of a business. St. Francis Winery gets this. Experience can create indelible and everlasting memories. If done right it becomes a megaphone for a winery.  Anyone can pour a glass […]

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 […]