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. […]

Promontory, a Luxurious Napa Valley Wine Tasting Experience

Promontory Winemaker Davide Cilli tasting 2008 & 2012 vintages, Photo by Kelly Mitchell

Promontory is the first Harlan-owned winery to offer unique one of a kind tasting experiences. View from Napa Valley’s Promontory This is one of the views H. William Harlan aka ‘Bill’ saw of Promontory back in the 1980s. When he first set his eyes on what would be one of the best places to grow […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Luxury Rum: The Hot Ultra Premium Pour in Spirits

A map of the Caribbean where most of the world's rum comes from

Luxury is a Beautifully Handcrafted Ultra Premium Rum photo courtesy of ARÔME The Origins of Rum It’s hard to think about rum without thinking of being on a beach. Somewhere tropical sipping an umbrella drink, or a mojito, but let’s go a step beyond that. Rum’s rich history began in the 17th century. Sugar farmers […]

Where to Go Now: Napa Valley’s Fantesca Estates

A glass of wine and the Culture Trip of Fantesca Estate

The Fantesca Estates Experience A Collaboration with Wine Paths Travel. #Sponsored A glass of Fantesca’s King Richard’s Reserve Located one and a half miles from Hwy 29 in St. Helena and a thousand miles away from the hustle and bustle of Napa Valley. Fantesca Estates is in the Spring Mountain District AVA. This AVA (America […]

Wine Production Takes A Global Hit

Kelly Mitchell discusses Global Wine Production and gives insights on the areas that hurt the most in 2017.

Global Wine Production is down, Consumption is UP. Damage done to vines in El Bierzo, Spain because of hail. Global wine production took a serious hit in 2017. I just wrapped my commentary on The Weather Channel. Our topic was about the historical drop in wine production. Literally down 8.6% globally as reported by the OIV […]

Wine Books for Summer Time Leisure

Wine Books for Summer with The Wine Siren

Not something you often hear people requesting. Many wine books are technical, meant for industry wine geeks. I have several of the aforementioned wine books in my personal library, and they’re quite good from an insider’s perspective.  However not always riveting reading.  Do you love a can’t put it down read? The kind that reel you […]

Bells Up Winery: Newburg, Oregon

Sara and Dave Specter of Bells Up Winery, Newburg Oregon

When Sara Specter reached out to me to encourage me to visit her winery in Newburg, Oregon, I thanked her but truly had no short term plans to taste in Oregon. I was truly focused on my back yard of Napa. I was bouncing between wineries like a ping pong ball being hit by Forest […]