1313 Main in Napa: Orchestrating a Symphony of Taste

1313 Main Shines with Stunning dishes in Napa

Beautiful Dining Napa Style at 1313 Main Napa Valley boasts many world-class restaurants with known chefs, known brands and well-established followings.  They always make “The Lists” so there aren’t a lot of surprises.  Rents are not cheap. With several new hotels going up Napa is primed for the next phase of growth in tourism.  Occasionally a new gem is discovered, refreshing […]

Trinchero Napa Valley Shines

Tasting Room at Trinchero Napa Valley

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 Winery’s new tasting room and VIP facilities.  Featuring over 5,000 sq […]

Rhône Awakening in Provence with Chêne Bleu

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

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 Angéle. A relaxing little gem on the Napa River. Its cozy atmosphere and delightful morsels of goodness are perfect […]

Secrets of Wine Investments with Christie’s Wine Expert

How to invest in wine. Strategies and more from Christies

Facebook Instagram Youtube Linkedin Twitter Medium Rss Secrets of Wine Investments with Christie’s Wine Expert Wine investments impact your bottom line. Just a few of the wines offered at Christie’s upcoming auction for your wine investment portfolio. Ah, the mysteries of making sound wine investments. From the terroir to the barrel, the bottle to the […]

Get Ready for Summer with a Model Rosé

Melinda Kearney and Michele Ouellet of Lorenza Wines

Facebook Instagram Youtube Linkedin Twitter Medium Rss Get Ready for Summer with a Model Rosé Melinda Kearney and Michele Ouellet of Lorenza Wines Two beautiful souls. One beautiful wine. In a word. Rosé.​ It’s a cool, bright, breezy day in Napa and I am meeting with the mother/daughter team. These two are the Founders of Lorenza […]

Master Sommelier Brahm Callahan

Brahm Callahan, Master Sommelier, talks to The Wine Siren about tête de cuvée and Joseph Phelps

Facebook Instagram Youtube Linkedin Twitter Medium Rss Master Sommelier Brahm Callahan The most deep-rooted memory I have about someone I’ve never met is that initial interaction. It stays with you and often speaks volumes as to who that person is.  Today I’m at Pebble Beach Food & Wine waiting for a young man who has […]

St Helena Wine Tantalizes at bASH!

Appellation St Helena Wineries Partner with CIA for bASH 2016

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 running regularly […]

Dining at New Heights: Chef Tim Hollingsworth

Otium and Chef Hollingsworth exquisite dishes

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 Beach Food […]

Pebble Beach Food & Wine: The Wine Insider

Pebble Beach Food & Wine

Facebook Instagram Youtube Linkedin Twitter Medium Rss Pebble Beach Food & Wine: The Wine Insider 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 […]

Napa Abstract Artist Penelope Moore: A Rare Gift

Penelope Moore is Napa Valley's Taste of Wine Artist

Facebook Instagram Youtube Linkedin Twitter Medium Rss Napa Abstract Artist Penelope Moore: A Rare Gift Penelope Moore takes on large format abstract Napa Wine & Art Featuring Napa Artist Who is Making a Name in the Abstract World. Napa Artist Penelope Moore Creates a Taste of Wine for the Visual Senses.

The Chef and the Rockstar: VH1 Save The Music

Rockstar Matt Nathanson & Chef Brandon Sharp at Solage Calistoga, 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 […]

Secrets of the Changing Landscape of Tequila

Secrets of the Changing Landscape of Tequila

Facebook Instagram Youtube Linkedin Twitter Medium Rss Secrets of the Changing Landscape of Tequila 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 […]