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 […]

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 […]

Pinot Noir & Birds of Prey: Raptor Ridge Winery

Raptor Ridge Winery in Willamette Valley

Facebook Instagram Youtube Linkedin Twitter Medium Rss Pinot Noir& Birds of Prey: Raptor Ridge WInery Wine is a journey of the taste buds no matter where you travel or what crosses your lips. In this case, Pinot Noir. The simple act of opening a bottle, savoring the first aroma, the first taste, is a pleasure […]

The Fantasy Manifesto, Moving to Wine Country Part 3

The Wine Siren on her journey across an ocean

Facebook Instagram Youtube Linkedin Twitter Medium Rss The Fantasy Manifesto, Moving to Wine Country Part 3 As seen on Huffington Post Week 4 It’s dawn. I stretch like a cat after a long nap in the sun. Sliding out of bed, I walk to the French doors, throw them open and walk out to to […]

Leaving Hawaii: End of the Unicorns & Rainbows

Kelly Mitchell, The Wine Siren on her transition from Hawaii

Facebook Instagram Youtube Linkedin Twitter Medium Rss Leaving Hawaii: End of the Unicorns & Rainbows Leaving Hawaii   Anxiety. Week 1. It’s November. A stark transition from the sunny beaches of my now former island, Oahu.Leaving Hawaii felt necessary for a variety of reasons, but that’s another story…  We’re holed up in a motel in […]

Scattered Sanity – From Hawaii to Wine Country

Kelly Mitchell on the first stages of leaving Hawaii after 36 years.

Facebook Instagram Youtube Linkedin Twitter Medium Rss Scattered Sanity – From Hawaii to Wine Country Every journey begins with the first step. In this case, the first trip, stumble, wipeout, and smear across the road. Perfect is not a word I aspire to, “perfecting” is one I embrace when it comes to life. I took […]