People often ask me what my favorite varietal of wine is. That is a complicated question for me to answer, as my taste buds change by the season. Such as the case, I spent the entire fall drinking nothing but Zinfandel. Every bottle, every time...Zinfandel. My favorite thing to grab off the shelf was an... Continue Reading →
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!
Sonoma Wine Country Weekend: Taste of Sonoma
The scent of harvest is in the air. What better way to pay homage to wine country's most celebrated occasion than to spend Labor Day weekend in the Sonoma Valley during its flagship event, Sonoma Wine Country Weekend. This annual event not only brings together the valley's best wine and food, but is also considered... Continue Reading →
Tasting with a Winemaker: Nick Goldschmidt
And weeks later, I still can't fathom getting rid of the empty bottles! Yes, this describes my experience with Goldschmidt wines. I had to go to Pinterest to search for something creative to do with my prized treasures. Long before my interview with winemaker, Nick Goldschmidt began, I journeyed from Sacramento to Healdsburg in... Continue Reading →
Fine Wining and Fine Dining: Oakland Wine Festival 2016 Part One
Oakland Wine and Food Society Founder, Melody Fuller and friends, present the 2nd Annual Oakland Wine Festival, scheduled for July 16th at Sequoyah Country Club in Oakland, CA. Described as a primarily seated fine wine and food event, it debuted as the first wine festival of its kind in Oakland last summer. The festival features... 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 →
In the News…………….
Envolve Winery of the Sonoma Valley purchased by the Stewart Family of Bacas Family Estates. (Remember Ben Flajnik of "The Bachelor" circa 2012) Read on: Wine Business Article Northbay Business Journal Article Sonoma Valley Sun Article
I have not been spending much time in Total Wine lately. Not on purpose, I just haven't had the time to drive there. I was recently determined to get there one day after work to pick up a Zinfandel (as this is what I have REALLY been into since the start of the fall). Now... Continue Reading →
As you may know, Costco is one of my favorite places to shop when looking for great wine at a great price. On one particular trip (another one in which I was only supposed to be purchasing food), I met a gentleman who shared my same passion. He mentioned to me that he had once... Continue Reading →