Cameron Hughes – A Modern Day Négociant

 Cameron Hughes Wine - "Great wine doesn't have to be expensive." If you are not familiar with Cameron Hughes Wines this is your chance.  This holiday season if you are out shopping for a Napa Cab … [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...]

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...]

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...]

West of the West – Discovering the Wines of Fort Ross-Seaview AVA

West of the West, in a land far away from civilization, there is a beautifully scenic and unique wine region within the Sonoma Coast, and that is Fort Ross-Seaview.  The region is home to a small … [Read more...]

Lodi’s Michael David Wines

Michael David wines are known across America to all wine lovers.  If there was a wine brand that personified American wine drinkers, it would be the iconic Michael David wines.  Several years ago, I … [Read more...]

Chateau Margaux – The Royalty of Bordeaux

The magnificent estate of Chateau Margaux in Bordeaux France dates back to the 12th century, where at the time, the property was reserved for use by royalty only.  It is quite amazing to know that … [Read more...]

Celebrate the King of all Grapes – Cabernet Sauvignon!

The Thursday before Labor Day weekend marks a unique celebration, Cabernet Day, which honors and recognizes Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.  Though I absolutely love a good Cabernet Franc, … [Read more...]