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 Kijani 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...]

Transported to New Zealand – Explore the Wines of Villa Maria

As a wine lover, the first thing that comes to mind when I think of New Zealand is Sauvignon Blanc.  Sauvignon Blanc has almost become synonymous with New Zealand.  When I had the opportunity to taste … [Read more...]

Exploring the Wines of Ferrari-Carano

I recently had the opportunity to explore the wines of Ferrari-Carano via an online virtual tasting with Executive Winemaker Sarah Quider and Chelsea Kurnick, wine specialist with McCue … [Read more...]

Put on Your Rosé Colored Glasses – Top 12 Rosé Wines

It is Memorial Day and summer is just around the corner and that means the official start of the rosé season.  It is time to put on your rosé colored glasses and stock up on the seasons best pink … [Read more...]

Summer Fun in a Can – Launch of Sofia Brut Rosé

Rosé in a can is so glam when served up Hollywood style.  Recently I had the opportunity to attend the launch party of Coppola Winery’s Sofia Brut Rosé.  The spring soirée was held on the patio of … [Read more...]

Tres Sabores – Napa’s Hidden Gem

I recently received my first shipment of wines from Vinfluence, a monthly wine club delivering exceptional handcrafted artisans wines from boutique wineries.  There are many monthly wine clubs, but … [Read more...]