There's nothing like a Sunday afternoon in wine country to put you in the holiday spirit and get you ready for the new year. Taking in the scenery while enjoying a few glasses of Napa Valley wine is the best way to decompress from all of the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Last... Continue Reading →
How To: Judgement of Oakland 2017
The Third Annual Oakland Wine Festival is set to take place on Saturday, July 15th. Featured for its second year is the Judgement of Oakland™ Double Blind Wine Tasting, a creative spin on the world renown Judgment of Paris tasting, which pushed California wines to the forefront of wine culture. Guests will have access to... Continue Reading →
Napa Valley in the Summertime
It's hot and beautiful, as it always is this time of year in the Napa Valley. Wondering how to indulge in the beauty of the valley this summer. Check out my article on NapaValley.com: "8 Reasons Napa Valley Is So Awesome In The Summer"
2016 Holiday Party Wines
With so many parties to attend this time of year, it can be hard to figure out just the right wine to bring along. Check out my post on http://www.winecountry.com for insight into the best wines for all types of holiday celebrations!
Fall Wine Review Part One
It is fall, and of course that time of the year when red wines really blossom. I have tasted a variety of wines so far this fall, and wanted to share with you some of my favorites. Name: Trapiche Oak Cast Varietal: 100% Malbec Vintage: 2014 Appellation: Mendoza, Argentina Alcohol: 14% Price: Less than $10... Continue Reading →
Birthday Tasting at Kenzo Estate
I most enjoy the scenery when driving to wine country. Such was especially true on my birthday drive up to Kenzo Estate in Napa. My route from Sacramento took Hubby and I through the Suisun Valley, onto beautiful, mountainous roads. At a certain point, cell service to our phones completely went out. The strikingly beautiful culprit... Continue Reading →
Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge Tasting 2016
Sunday, May 15th, made for an exciting afternoon when hundreds of guests gathered for the North Coast Wine Challenge Tasting event at SOMO Village in Rohnert Park, CA. A beautiful, sunny day makes for the perfect backdrop to an outdoor event featuring the gold medal winning wines from this year's competition, paired with delectable treats from eight... Continue Reading →
Wine Review: Where Did You Come From?…………….
Sonoma Valley has really become a favorite area of mine to enjoy wine! I have no idea when or where I bought this but I am so glad I did!! It is a red blend from Emery Estate that contains Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Petite Sirah grape varietals. There are very... Continue Reading →
Wine Review: Besieged………………..
Besieged is defined as 1. surround with armed forces in order to capture it; 2. crowd around oppressively (Google) The grapes in this wine have definitely crowded around me, captured me and forced me to surrender. Is is made with many bold grapes that include Carignane, Petite Sirah, Zinfindel, Mourvedre, Alicante Bouschet and Barbera. They... Continue Reading →