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 →

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 →

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 →

Wine Review: Fifty Shades of Grey…..White Silk

Surely anyone that has read the book can't resist the wine. The White Silk has great aromas of ripe pear, honey and lychee! On the palate, you get really powerful floral notes with a hint of grapefruit on the finish. I just love a floral wine! This one is blended with Gewurztraminer and Sauvignon Blanc.... Continue Reading →

Wine Review: Getting My Groove Back!!!

Why haven't you heard from Miss Magnolia in a while?.....My New Bundle of Joy!! So after nine long months of not being able to partake of beautiful grapes, I am back in business!! My only challenge now is "Where Do I Start?" I was quite proud of the palate I had developed over the years. ... Continue Reading →

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