Rockin Alsace With Pinots

Alsace is located in the northeastern corner of France. Its juxtaposition makes it a fascinating study on geography and history, as the region has switched hands between France and Germany several … [Read more...]

Clos de Tart Grand Cru Verticle Tasting with Acker Merrall & Condit

I had some of my most memorable grand cru aged Burgundy wines on a recent visit to the illustrious Cote d'Or.  Many wine lovers can appreciate that drinking grand cru aged Burgundy is something you … [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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Springtime Entertaining – The Perfect Honey, Wine & Cheese Pairings

Spring time is the perfect time of year for entertaining, whether it is a book club gathering, a barbecue party or a picnic.  Warm weather means more time with friends and family.  Cheese boards are … [Read more...]

Sonoma County Winegrowers – Passion for Sustainability

Sonoma County, land of rolling hills, rugged coastlines, beautiful landscapes and seventeen unique AVA's, is world-renowned for its prestigious, high quality wines, but a lesser known fact is its … [Read more...]

7 Wines To Drink In 2017

We all love our chardonnays and cabernet sauvignons, and all too often they are our standard go to wines.  In 2017 make a resolution to be fun and adventurous and expand your palate.  Taste, drink and … [Read more...]