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Coombsville Is Coming of Age

Allen Balik | Posted 08.01.2016 | Taste
Allen Balik

Recently, the Coombsville Vintners and Growers (CVG) hosted their first-ever media tasting in the sprawling new caves of the magnificent Covert Estate. This tasting marked a big step forward for the Coombsville AVA and will sharpen the focus on the newest, and for many, the most individualistic of Napa Valley's sixteen AVAs.

Wines For A Bigger Bust (Part 3 Of 5)

Kirsten Fox | Posted 07.01.2016 | Women
Kirsten Fox

Because I am a sommelier, I naturally pair life situations with wine. In no way does my pairing wine with my breast cancer journey mean that you shoul...

Surprising Wine Values at Whole Foods

Richard Jennings | Posted 06.22.2016 | Taste
Richard Jennings

A lot of people I know refer to Whole Foods as "Whole Wallet" because of its relatively high prices on produce and other food items. I shop there regu...

Reinventing the Wine Experience, Freemark Abbey

Kelly Mitchell | Posted 06.10.2016 | Taste
Kelly Mitchell

In the late 1800's Josephine Tychson, at age 31, found herself without a husband (tuberculosis & despair took him), with two children, a winery and vineyards. Most women in that day would look for another husband, a partner, to make their lives easier. After all, owning a vineyard, running it, supervising men and raising children simultaneously was something a woman wasn't expected to do.

Michael Mondavi's Victory Lap

Daniel Altman | Posted 01.29.2016 | Taste
Daniel Altman

In the winemaking process, consistency and evolution are often at odds. Some wineries, especially the biggest ones, strive to provide a similar product to their customers with every vintage.

The Story of the Adrianna Vineyard

Laura Catena | Posted 09.25.2016 | Travel
Laura Catena

To tell the story of the Adrianna Vineyard I need to start with my Italian immigrant great grandfather Nicola Catena and with my father's childhood in the tiny village of La Libertad (which means freedom in Spanish) in Eastern Mendoza, Argentina.

The Faithful Shopper: Services I Swear By

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 08.31.2016 | New York
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Faith Hope Consolo

Manhattan is brimming with all types of services, from high-end repair shops and cleaners to prime restorers and more, to keep all of your luxury and beloved belongings in top shape.

Tanya's Red-Blend Wine Picks Under $25

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 08.25.2016 | Taste
Tanya Young Williams

Summer is almost over and it's time for me to replace my refreshing whites with soothing reds; particularly, red-blends.

Livermore Stories: BoaVentura de Caires Winery

Mary Orlin | Posted 11.25.2014 | Taste
Mary Orlin

Once you're inside the tasting room, it's a visual feast for your eyes.

Malbec + Cabernet Sauvigon = Elegance: A Chat With Fernando Buscema of Bodegas CARO

Daniel Altman | Posted 09.12.2014 | Taste
Daniel Altman

Bodegas CARO is one of the most fascinating and prestigious projects in Argentina's wine industry: a joint venture between the Catena family from Mend...

A Personal Journey to Eonian Wine

Mary Orlin | Posted 07.28.2014 | Taste
Mary Orlin

Wayne Donaldson is a year and two vintages into his own wine label Eonian.  After about 20 years in the wine business, working in Australia and Calif...

Santa Barbara's Happy Place For Bordeaux Varieties

Richard Jennings | Posted 06.01.2014 | Taste
Richard Jennings

I predict you will be hearing a lot more about Happy Canyon wines in the coming years.

Stop Drinking the Same Wines! We Have Some Alternates

Ali Rosen | Posted 05.17.2014 | Taste
Ali Rosen

Do you find that when you order wine you often stick to the same varietals you already know and love?

Thanksgiving With The Mondavis: A Family Reunited And Its Rich Legacy

Richard Jennings | Posted 01.27.2014 | Taste
Richard Jennings

I have enjoyed the recent vintages of Charles Krug, Continuum and Michael Mondavi Family Wines that I've sampled, and look forward to tasting and reporting on those projects further as well as on what the fourth generation is up to.

Wine From Under The Sea

Mary Orlin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Mary Orlin

You've probably heard stories about shipwrecks discovered where bottles of wine were found. Some of the wines uncovered have been 100 years old or more. There's been interest in what these wines taste like and how well they did -- or didn't age -- in their watery cellars.

What You Need to Know About Chilean Wines

Mary Orlin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Mary Orlin

The view at Viña Ventisquero Before I went on a recent wine trip to Chile, I had certain assumptions about both the country and its wines, things l...

Grand Daddy of California Wine Events: Family Winemakers San Francisco

Richard Jennings | Posted 11.13.2013 | Taste
Richard Jennings

The two-day annual Family Winemakers of California Tasting in San Francisco (FW) is the most comprehensive showing of California wines in the state. It's the one event all year in which great small producers like Paloma and Seavey regularly participate.

Interview with David Duncan, CEO of Silver Oak Cellars

Teddy Wayne | Posted 10.30.2013 | Taste
Teddy Wayne

Many in the wine industry are saying that this is the moment for American wines. As the harvest comes into full swing, I caught up with David Duncan, CEO Silver Oak Cellars and Twomey Cellars, to talk about the wine season, the state of the industry, and insider tips to wine country.

Scarecrow: Extraordinary Cabernet From Napa's Oldest Vines

Richard Jennings | Posted 10.29.2013 | Taste
Richard Jennings

Fhere is one California Cabernet, based largely on very old vines, that has truly impressed me this year.

The New Mecca for Cabernet?

Daniel Altman | Posted 09.01.2013 | Taste
Daniel Altman

Sometimes we want those fruit explosions, but sometimes we want something a little different. Enter Argentina.

Meatless Monday: What a Pair -- A Bottle-Worthy Vegan Feast

Ellen Kanner | Posted 08.31.2013 | Green
Ellen Kanner

My husband doesn't so much collect wine as he does enjoy drinking it. And we both enjoy bringing together wine, food and friends. So when he said he wanted to open a magnum of a particular 2004 cabernet sauvignon, I was all over it.

Exploring Terroir and Balance in Santa Barbara County

Richard Jennings | Posted 06.26.2013 | Taste
Richard Jennings

Santa Barbara is making some of California's most interesting, compelling and balanced wines.

Herzog International Wine Festival 2013

Chava Tombosky | Posted 04.10.2013 | Religion
Chava Tombosky

Much like training to climb a mountain, it takes a lot of strategy to comb a wine buffet. First there are is the proper equipment. Wine glass, check. Small plate, double check. A tour guide named Shlomo, triple check.

2010 Bordeaux: Quest for Values in Another Excellent Vintage

Richard Jennings | Posted 04.01.2013 | Home
Richard Jennings

Despite the commoditization and very high prices of some Bordeaux, there remains a level of winemaking and perfect matching of grape with soil and climate that sustains its importance and relevance in today's fine wine world.

Chilean Wines: Good Values, High Ambitions

Richard Jennings | Posted 03.11.2013 | Home
Richard Jennings

Chile has been a strong source of value-priced wines since the late 1980s. It is now the world's ninth largest producer of wine -- ahead of both Germany and Portugal -- and the fourth biggest source of wine imports to the U.S. after France, Italy and Australia.