It's not often that I get to entertain my friends and family from back home, but when I do, taking my wine lovers to wine country is a must.  I have a special selection of wineries that I love to take first time visitors to.  I am sure that my list will grow over time,... Continue Reading →

Hubby and I decided to take a trip to Costco to stock up on food items for home.  With four boys, it is an absolute necessity that you do wholesale shopping for food!  Naturally, I have not developed the ability to go into Costco and only focus on food items.  I am usually anxious to... Continue Reading →

So I was really anxious to have a nice glass of red wine before bed last night,  I opened my wine fridge, hoping to find something to suit my fancy for the evening.  I noticed that I had two bottles of St. Clement Merlot and decided to open one up.  I bought this wine during... Continue Reading →

Mills College in Oakland, CA is the host site for the first annual Oakland Wine Festival, scheduled for July 18th.  Celebrated wine and food writer, and Mills College alum, Melody Fuller, is the founder of this fantastic event.  The festival will bring together some of the top wineries throughout Napa, Sonoma, the East Bay and... Continue Reading →

I held on to this one as long as I could, telling myself that I would save it for some great occasion.  Before tasting, I knew this gem from Raymond Vineyards would not disappoint.  And then it happened.  My great occasion to open this bottle was upon me.  It was not a party or special... Continue Reading →

I am so excited to once again have to opportunity for volunteer for Auction Napa Valley 2015.  Taking place this year from June 3rd-7th, the purpose of this annual event is to enhance the well-being of those in the Napa Valley community.  Thus far, the auction has raised over 145 million dollars towards both children's... Continue Reading →

Since the spring season is among us, I decided that I wanted to do a tasting of some varietals I am looking forward to sipping during the warm months.  I chose to start with Sauvignon Blanc.  I selected three wines, each from the vintage 2013, and all from different California wine regions.  I asked my... Continue Reading →

I was really excited about tasting Gabrielle Union's Vanilla Puddin.  I had watched  an episode of LA Hair several months ago that showed celebrity stylist, Kim Kimble, styling Gabrielle's hair for a photo shoot for the launch of her new line of California-based wine.  I looked forward to it coming on the market, and was floored when... Continue Reading →

Belle de Vin…

Hi All!! Please be sure to check out the Facebook page of my new company, Belle de Vin, which offers customized itineraries for your Wine Country excursions to Napa, Sonoma, Livermore or Lodi.  As an Independent Wine Ambassador with Boisset Wine Living at Home, I can also bring wine country to you through private guided... Continue Reading →

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