Experience the Renaissance of Cru Beaujolais

"Everyone has friends on Facebook, but your best friends are around the table with you sharing good food and wine." - Jean-Francois Pegaz from Domaine Baron de l'Ecluse Cru Beaujolais wines are … [Read more...]

Cain Vineyards – Exploring Napa’s Complex Geology with Chris Howell

In all my years of traveling to Napa Valley, I had not had the opportunity to visit Spring Mountain.  The thrilling, hilly, twist turning drive up Spring Mountain to Cain Vineyards & Winery … [Read more...]

Acker Merrall & Condit Launches Its Fine and Rare Wine Concierge & Club

Acker Merrall & Condit is the oldest wine shop and premier auctioneer in the country. Acker Merrall founded in 1820, has been run by the Kapon family for generations. Last week John Kapon, … [Read more...]

Somms and Sliders – Napa Wines paired with NYC Burgers

Napa Valley Vintners has partnered with some of the best restaurants in NYC to bring you the third annual Somms and Sliders program.  Starting today October 20th to November 5th 2017, some of  New … [Read more...]

Celebrate World Champagne Day 2017

Today October 20th, 2017 is the eighth annual World Champagne Day, a celebration of bubbles.  There are many beautiful sparkling wines around the world, but only Champagne is from Champagne France, … [Read more...]

Time in a Bottle – Femme de Champagne Duval-Leroy

What were you doing in 1996, 1995, or 1990?  Julien Duval-Leroy asks this question as we taste through three wonderful vintage Duval-Leroy Femme de Champagne.  These three Champagnes took me back in … [Read more...]

Montes Wines – Syrahs for all Seasons

September can be such a beautiful time of year.  There is still warmth in the air to take a dip in the pool or beautiful weather for a backyard barbecue party but the nights start to cool down and … [Read more...]

Bouchaine Vineyards – Giving Back to the Land

It was a cool, windy, foggy morning in Carneros, the southern most part of Napa Valley where we arrive at Bouchaine Vineyards. We are warmly greeted by winemaker Chris Kajani and assistant winemaker … [Read more...]

Incredible Cabernet Sauvignon from Hawk and Horse Vineyards

Hawk and Horse Vineyard was founded in 1999 by the Hawkins and Boies Family in Lake County California, just slightly north of Napa Valley.  This family operated vineyard and ranch is … [Read more...]

Wine of the Week – Conn Creek Malbec Rosé 2016

My summer months are spent lounging in my backyard with friends and family and sipping refreshing rosé wines.  In the month of June I took a deep dive into rosés by participating in #WineStudio(an … [Read more...]