Four Tuscan Wine Adventures: Travel to Tuscany

The Wine Siren, Three Days in 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

VIADER: The Mother of Invention in Napa Valley

Viader Vineyards View from Tasting Room high atop Howell Mountain

Diminutive and slight, its difficult to imagine Delia Viader taking on Napa Valley with her namesake, Viader Vineyards, in the early 80’s. But take it on she did. Dominated by testosterone & tradition, Napa Valley was a man’s realm. There were few women (if any) starting up a winery and doing their own farming and winemaking. Particularly young female upstart Vintners.

Krug Grande Cuvée Named Most Popular Sparkling

Krug Grande Cuvée, The First Choice in US Restaurants for Champagne

Krug Grande Cuvée Champagne whether by a bonfire at the beach or in the most elegant dining setting. Wine and Spirits Magazine just named Krug Grande Cuvée Brut the single most popular sparkling wine in restaurants across the United States.  The Grande Cuvée was first made in 1844.  Now in its 166th Edition, Krug swept the honors […]

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 […]

Crazy, Sexy, Pink from Italy: Chiaretto Rosé {VIDEO}

Chiaretto Pink Rosé from Bardolino is featured on The WIne Siren

Rosé brought me to Italy. It was the beauty of the land, the romance of the region of Veneto and the people of Bardolino who made me want stay. This is how you pronounce Chiaretto Italian rosé is romancing wine enthusiasts with their contemporary approach to rosé, Chiaretto. This modern-day dry rosé uses the most […]

El Bierzo, Spain. The Wine World’s Best Kept Secret

Unique varietals, extraordinary wines, Bierzo Spain is unlike any other wine destination.

El Bierzo, Spain will make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time.   But it is the wine, made from the grape Mencia, that will steal your heart. View from Las Médulas, wine tasting with certified Jamón Iberico professional carver Traveling to Spain is not on my short list, but I am always up for […]

Harvest: Kevin Morrisey on Wine & Ehlers Estate

Harvest: Kevin Morrisey on Wine & Ehlers Estate

Flirting with Autumn, this years harvest takes place on a cloud covered pre-dawn morning at Ehlers Estate. VIDEO INTERVIEW “Before this last heatwave, we had a completely different crop out there.” Kevin Morrisey, Winemaker & GM, Ehlers Estate Harvest at Ehlers Estate. Tuning in to my internal clock of fear and fright, I awake at 3 am. About […]

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 […]

Beaujolais Gamay: The Masters Weigh-In from Pebble Beach

on the subject of Beaujolais Gamay, Beaujolais France on The Wine Siren

When an event brings the right wine personalities together the room becomes electric. l to r, David Keck, June Rodil, D’Lynn Proctor & Anthony Giglio Such was the case with the panel at Pebble Beach Food and Wine this season, featuring a discussion on Gamay from Beaujolais France (where it thrives) a region located south […]

Five Rosés for Your Summer Fun!

The hottest wine in 2017 is Rosé on The Wine Siren .com now!

Here’s to Your Rosé Summer. Whether you’re poolside, relaxing under the shade of a tree or on a beach in the Mediterranean there’s a Rosé sure to change your outlook on the heat. My first encounter of the Rosé Summer kind was a “non-Rosé”.  In the 80’s White Zinfandel was in fashion and perfectly suited […]

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 […]