The Wine Siren by Kelly Mitchell

Stunning Winemaker’s Chocolate Made Sustainably!

The Wine Siren, Kelly Mitchell holding the Vine to Bar Chocolate on Golden Platter

Use the Best Dark Chocolate Made for Wine Pairing. Chocolate and wine pairing has never been easier. #Sponsored  With an intriguing history, chocolate has garnered the attention and palates of many.   Remnants of cacao were discovered in New Mexico‘s Anasazi Chaco Canyon settlement over 1,000 years ago.  Even then it was a delicacy made […]

Where to Stay: Napa Valley’s Meadowood

Meadowood Napa Valley before the destruction of the fires in 2020

Where to Stay: Napa Valley’s Meadowood Meadowood. Blissful Spa Experiences, Sublime Dining and Luxury. UPDATE:  Meadowood sadly was impacted by the fires in Napa Valley in October 2020. We wish them all the best while they rebuild in these trying times. Our hearts are heavy by the destruction and devastation to all in Napa Valley. […]

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 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 […]

Celebrating Change for Women Chefs

James Beard Foundation and Women Chefs & Restaurateurs

James Beard Foundation Helps Change the Game for Women Chefs & Restaurateurs {Video Interviews} Women Chefs & Restaurateurs have many of the same challenges that plague women in other industries. Left to right (front four): Kim Alter (Nightbird,SF), JBF Award Winner Joyce Goldstein, JBF Award Winner Traci Des Jardins (Jardinière,Arguello,The Commissary,Mijita Cocina Mexicana,Public House and […]

Pebble Beach Food & Wine: The Wine Insider

Pebble Beach Food & Wine

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 supernova behind the wine side of Pebble Beach Food and Wine.  The philanthropic event features celebrity […]

Secrets of the Changing Landscape of Tequila

David Ravandi, Founder 123 Tequila on The Wine Siren

Tequila tells a story like the terroir of California wine. 123 Tequila by David Rivandi The nuances of a well made spirit can be quite profound and interesting. Improvements in the process and mavericks in the field are garnering a whole new level of appreciation for significant tequila and the finesse that goes into making […]

Top Nine Holiday Gifts : Guiding Inspired Palates

Top 2015 Holiday Gifts for the Wine Lover

The holiday season is upon us! For some, it’s been a year of gathering the perfect holiday gifts and wrapping them at their leisure.  However, if you are anything like me, I need resources that tap into my “Love Bank” and enable me to click and buy, sending fabulous finds to the destinations of those […]