The Silicon Valley Bank wine division’s 12th annual report shows to no one’s surprise that it’s as expensive as ever to visit Napa and Sonoma — despite a decrease in visitors.Click to read more
“Zin is the success story of Sonoma and it’s a tradition, it’s the original California grape brought here to Sonoma some 140 years ago by Italian immigrant families who are still around making great zinfandels.”Click to read more
We’ve been drinking wine from the Dry Creek valley for years as David Stares Dry Creek label and the Pedroncelli Mother Clone Zinfandel were available in ChicagoClick to read more
We recently attended “Zinfandel Live”, the most memorable tasting that we’ve ever been to, six well-chosen wines, a matching musical theme for the wines and vibrant host who you may recognize.Click to read more
It was a beautiful sunny weekend for this year’s California Artisan Cheese Festival and we began on the grounds of the lovely Kendall Jackson Winery and gardens.Click to read more
So of course we’ve taken friends on little wine cruises as they come to visit us but this was my first experience as a “compensated guide” – it was quite exciting.
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Don’t know where you were at noon on January 1, 2023 but we were at the Breathless Winery in Healdsburg enjoying sparkling wine and catered Asian food to matchClick to read more
The two of the world’s most respected wine publications have chosen Cabernets from NorCal as their “Wine of the Year” and it cost one winery $700,000 to make it happen.Click to read more
When winemaker Joel Peterson, discovered vines in Sonoma County that had been planted in 1888 and were going to be removed he purchased the 152 acres that he now farms.Click to read more
Sangiovese is the most widely planted grapes in Italy. We were fortunate to have visited the region oh maybe 15 years ago and what I learned then is still good information today.Click to read more
August is my birthday month on the 31st and opportunities developed in June and July that allowed us to create a months’ worth of wine tasting adventures that I hope you will enjoyClick to read more
We’re going to cover a lot of ground, from a new way to match wine and food to wine in an egg, good pink wine, KFC is using real chicken, of course there’s more!Click to read more
Writing from the edge of the Russian River in Sonoma County Rising Prices for Napa Visitors and Wine Buyers The Silicon Valley Bank wine division “Wine Report” is an annual survey of American wineries conducted by arguably the U.S. wine industry’s most trusted data analyst….
Writing from the edge of the Russian River in Sonoma County Zinfandel in the Sun Shine “Zin is the success story of Sonoma and it’s a tradition, it’s the original California grape brought to Napa and then here to Sonoma some 140 years ago by…
Writing from the edge of the Russian River in Sonoma County I’ll get to discounted wine in a minute but thought I’d let you know I’ll also be sharing info on food friendly wines; Popeyes a year later; how Trumps bad tariffs are killing wine…
Research tells me that the second label bottles of many Bordeaux wines – that’s what doesn’t fit in the first blend of major Chateaus, will be outstanding and probably at very good prices, a reflection of the old saw, “a rising tide lifts all boats”…..
Suggested Pairing Light, crisp pilsner.
Our most recent wine adventure was a week long visit to the Willamette Valley wine country of western Oregon, what a remarkable area and what spectacular wines. It was the first week of October and the weather was terrific, sunny, warm and windy – they…
As I travel and taste I always have my recorder and camera with me and I share those interviews with you at What Goes With What. We met at a wine tasting event in Chicago and on a trip to Napa and Sonoma I had an opportunity…