Pebble Beach, World Class Chefs and The Lexus Effect

Pebble Beach Food and Wine Kick Off!

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.

Wine and Chocolate Judging on the Wine Siren

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 […]

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. The numbers of women in the kitchen in the major leadership roles are expanding, yet not at an impressive rate. One survey in the UK […]

Romance & Rosé To Take Your Breath Away

Romance & Rosé Dylan O'Connor Photography, Rose Romance and The Wine Siren

Romance & Rosé Are The Ultimate Pairing. Romance is in the air and spring is on its way!  The birds are chirping, and the mustard is thriving in the Napa vineyards. The theme of love shines with romance & rosé. Romance & rosé act like a temptress, softly seducing the senses like a fervent kiss […]

The Connecticut Yankee’s Mixologist on a Perfect Irish Coffee

The Connecticut Yankee's Mixologist on a Perfect Irish Coffee

Dive bars or neighborhood bars in San Francisco are one of the best ways to get a vibe for a neighborhood. Today I am with Napa friends in Dogpatch and popped into a random bar looking for a unique experience and a solid Bloody Mary. The Connecticut Yankee is a true historic bar, originally built in […]

Drake White: Love, Grit & Spark

Drake White is hitting the road! The WIne Siren

New Album, New Destinations. Drake White is taking his show on the road. Named by Rolling Stone Top 10 Country Artists You Need to Know. Napa is the land of artistic convergence. It is a place where you will run into winemakers, artists, musicians, writers of all genres and the occasional star or starlet. There are […]

How to Build a Wine Gift Company: Olive and Poppy

Rose all day with The Wine Siren

Wine Gifts Direct From Napa Finding a unique, meaningful wine gift with ties to a place you’ve visited is not as easy as one would think. If achieved, the experience is enhanced, the gift, cherished. Creating a company specializing in producing distinct wine gifts is what two women from Napa dreamed of. What Anne and […]

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 […]

Salud! Celebrates 25 Years and a Record Breaking Fundraiser

Salud! Oregon 25th Anniversary Gala Willamette Valley Vintners

Salud! Oregon Winemakers Make a Difference! For the last 25 years, Oregon winemakers have been raising funds for the Salud! Program. Established in 1991, the program (a partnership of the winemakers and the physicians of Tuality Healthcare ) has been 100% funded from the proceeds of the annual Oregon Pinot Noir Auction. The goal? To […]

Hawaii Food & Wine Festival’s Wine Guru on Rare Wine

Hawaii Food and Wine Festivals Master Sommelier, Roberto Viernes

The Hawaii Food & Wine Festival, the brainchild of Chefs Alan Wong and Roy Yamaguchi‘s kicks off this week. To choose the right wines for each event, event officials taste close to 12,000 bottles of wine. The tastings result in the best for pairing and tasting sessions.  After six successful years, this week marks the beginning of another exceptional […]

Trinchero Napa Valley Shines

Tasting Room at Trinchero Napa Valley

Facebook Instagram Youtube Linkedin Twitter Medium Rss Trinchero Napa Valley Shines Trinchero Napa Valley Getting a sneak peek into an incredibly successful family-owned wine estate is truly an honor, but when they do it on your birthday, it’s a special treat.  I had just that luck when I attended the press event for Trinchero Family […]

Rhône Awakening in Provence with Chêne Bleu

Chene Bleu is responsible for some of the most exquisite Rhônes in France known as Super Rhônes

Facebook Instagram Youtube Linkedin Twitter Medium Rss Rhône Awakening in Provence with Chêne Bleu Chene Bleu & La Verriere The wind is petulant near the river, whipping up a cool breeze. I clutch my wrap and an errant wisp of hair dances in my face while I try to stay warm. I’m heading off to […]