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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Pasquale Jones – Nolita’s Newest Hot Spot

For those of you that know me, know that I absolutely adore Charlie Bird.  So when I heard of the opening of their sister restaurant, Pasquale Jones,  I was ecstatic.  Pasquale Jones is a brand new, … [Read more...]

La Nuit en Rosé

Picture a beautiful, sunny day, with the Freedom Tower, Empire State Building, and The Statue of Liberty as your backdrop, then board a luxury yacht, with beautiful people, and all the delicious rosé … [Read more...]

A Crystal Palace – The Baccarat Hotel, New York

The first Baccarat Hotel opened up in New York City last week.  Baccarat is the 250 year old legendary French crystal maker that was commissioned by King Louis XV in 1764.  I was so excited to be able … [Read more...]