Domaine Bousquet – Pioneers of Tupungato

  Tupungato is a new, fashionable, hot wine region 60 miles outside of Mendoza in the Uco Valley.  In recent years winemakers have been making huge investments in Tupungato to take advantage … [Read more...]

Chapoutier: King of the Rhône

“Fac et Spera” – “Do and Hope” ∼ Chapoutier Family Motto I will never forget my first trip down the Rhône Valley.  Traveling from Lyon we made our first turn into Côte-Rôtie and glaring in full … [Read more...]

When Wine & Food Are In Perfect Harmony

The most memorable evenings are when wine, food and friends are in perfect harmony.  That precisely describes my dinner last week at The Waverly Inn with winemaker, Carrie Sumner from Domaine des … [Read more...]

A Journey to the Rhône Valley

Syrah is one of the grapes that I am most fond of.  There is no better terroir for Syrah than the Rhône Valley, one of the greatest wine regions of the world.  I am going to take you on a cruise down … [Read more...]

7 Reasons Napa Valley Is So Unique

There are many beautiful wine regions around the globe, but Napa Valley offers a uniqueness that no other wine region can boast.  Napa has a rich history going back to the 1800's with unique soils, … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Romance with French Wines

On Valentine's Day romance, love, flowers, chocolate and wine come to mind. The French are known for romance and love.  So on this Valentine's Day take a tour with your sweetheart through four wines … [Read more...]

Pairing Love and Wine This Valentine’s Day

Wine love and romance go hand in hand, especially on Valentine's Day.  This year I wanted to make Valentines Day extra memorable by cooking a romantic dinner for my sweetheart paired with the perfect … [Read more...]

Bordeaux Apéro Série with Chef Gabe Kennedy

I recently attended a beautiful, fun, playful dinner with Chef Gabe Kennedy in his home, hosted by Vins De Bordeaux.  The hosts, the wines, the food, and the company were so special.  The pictures … [Read more...]

Dierberg & Star Lane Vineyards – Creating a Legacy

Dierberg and Star Lane Vineyards Jim and Mary Dierberg spent years searching for the perfect vineyards across Napa and Europe.  It was in 1996 in the eastern end of Santa Barbara that they came … [Read more...]

Piper-Heidsieck Champagne – Celebrate the Golden Age of Hollywood

Today the legendary French Champagne house Piper-Heidsieck revealed its Art-Deco inspired limited edition magnum to commemorate the Golden Age of Hollywood.  Piper-Heidsieck will be the sole Champagne … [Read more...]