Napa Valley’s Sustainable Wine Movement
We sat down with CEO of Napa Green Anna Brittan to get down to earth on sustainable wine and how the program works. Vineyards of Napa Valley The Wine Siren: Why the urgency of a truly farm-to-table sustainable winery today? Anna Brittan: The wine industry is the canary in the coal mine for climate change, and […]
Napa Valley Salutes Cabernet. Benefits Somm Foundation
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 […]
Theorem Vineyards: Alluring Wine from Two Mountains
Sojourn to the apex of Napa Valley with Theorem Vineyards. Adventuring up to Calistoga offers a wide array of wine riches including some boutique & family-owned small lot wineries.
Where to Stay: Napa Valley’s Meadowood
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. […]
Where To Go Now: Napa Valley’s 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 […]
Salice Salentino: The Jewel That Put Puglia on the Map
Salice Salentino is on my mind, and I’ve only just begun to discover all the jewels it has to offer.
Four Tuscan Wine Adventures: Travel to 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
Pebble Beach, World Class Chefs and The Lexus Effect
Pebble Beach Food and Wine’s Featured Chefs: Stephanie Izard of Girl & The Goat with Carlo Mirarchi of Blanca NYC The interview, with Drew Barrymore and her winemaker, Kris Kato was more than enough to entice me. Sunday Grand Tasting Bites Coasting down Highway 101 south to Pebble Beach. The road is smooth. The curves, tight. I’m […]
Judging & Tasting Chocolate in Oregon. Difficulty Level 8.
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 […]
Elegant & Rich Merlot. Stags’ Leap Winemaker Dishes. VIDEO
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 […]
St. Francis Winery Creates a Masterpiece of Experience
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 […]
St Helena Wine Tantalizes at bASH!
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 […]
Dining at New Heights: Chef Tim Hollingsworth
Facebook Instagram Youtube Linkedin Twitter Medium Rss Dining at New Heights: Chef Tim Hollingsworth Chef Tim Hollingsworth at Otium Chef Tim Hollingsworth The most luxurious way to travel is aboard a private jet. The traditional hassles of other humans, lines, and annoying seating arrangements is a distant memory when you fly at this level. Pebble […]
The Chef and the Rockstar: 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 […]
A Perfect Taste of LA ~ Food & Wine Festival
Facebook Instagram Linkedin Medium Twitter Youtube Rss A Perfect Taste of LA ~ Food & Wine Festival Bright lights, big city, spectacular full moon and clear skies… Bring on the food & wine! A perfect evening frames the LA Food & Wine event at the Walt Disney Concert Hall put on by Food & Wine […]