Jessup Cellars TasteMaker Series 2016

Thursday night at Jessup Cellars was a fun evening for Hubby and I, thanks to an invitation extended from Cellarpass.  If you are not familiar with Cellarpass, it is a fun and easy way to book wine country experiences throughout California and across the country.  Some people describe it as Open Table for wine country,... Continue Reading →

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 →

On this Saturday, October 3rd, enjoy an evening of wine, food, music and art. Mix and mingle with fantastic people, enjoy a cooking demo with premier Chef Michele Wilson and meet world-renowned Sommelier Anani Lawson. See me there or join me on Twitter @BelledeVin. I will be tweeting LIVE from the event. Go to The... 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 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 →

In my personal opinion, EVERY DAY should be Mother's DAY!  Well, at least it's Mommy Appreciation Month and Mother's Day is right around the corner.  Why not treat the special Mom in your life with the gift of WINE!! Every lady can appreciate a great bottle of premium, delicious wine. Book a tasting for her... Continue Reading →

February 27th marked the seventh annual Around the World in 80 sips event sponsored by Bottlenotes. If you were following my Twitter page the night of the event, then you know I had a great time.  It took place at the Golden Gate Club at the Presidio in San Francisco.  This was my first year attending,... Continue Reading →

Wine Tasting: Napa Valley Guidebook!!

Hey All!! I ordered this year's copy of the Napa Valley Guidebook, published by Vintage Publications. Last year I found the 2012 edition at a Barnes and Noble book store and fell in love with it!!! It has been my most valuable resource for planning trips to Napa Valley.  Everything you could think of can... Continue Reading →

Anxiously Awaiting……

As I am axiously awaiting the day I will be cleared to drink wine again, I continue to read about all of the places I have yet to visit.  Often I come across people who must plan in advance their trip to Napa or Sonoma wine country.  Some hope, but are far from being able to... Continue Reading →

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