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Mom Introduces Hilarious 'Pokemon Go' Alternative, 'Chardonnay Go'

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 07.14.2016 | Parents

As the world obsesses over “Pokemon Go,” a New Jersey mom is spreading the word about a new version of the app that’s perfect for parents. In a ...

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...

Grocery Store Chardonnays

Richard Jennings | Posted 03.04.2017 | Taste
Richard Jennings

This is a report on 230 domestic Chardonnays representative of what can be found on grocery store shelves in Northern California. Many of these Chardonnays can be found in grocery stores in the 35 states in the U.S. where wine sales at such stores are permitted. This is the first time such a comprehensive critical tasting and analysis has been done of widely distributed grocery store Chardonnays.

Mixing Drinks and Finding Love

Karri Jinkins | Posted 05.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Karri Jinkins

While I pursued my acting career in the '90s, I supplemented my income working as a bartender at Embassy, a sleek modern bar located in Tribeca. I wa...

Drink a Poem: On Chardonnay, Pinot, and Poetry

Dean Rader | Posted 04.02.2015 | Taste
Dean Rader

Not long ago I was with a friend in Napa, and we were doing what most people in Napa do--drink wine. But, we had also been doing what very few people ...

My Weird Reminder to Never Say Never

Mac Grambauer | Posted 04.22.2015 | Women
Mac Grambauer

I am a believer in the "never say never" philosophy. I think it is important to stay open to possibility, and avoiding absolutes often saves a lot of "I told you so's."

Livermore Stories: Wood Family Vineyards

Mary Orlin | Posted 12.07.2014 | Taste
Mary Orlin

It's been a one woman band operation, with help from her husband at harvest.

The Singular Greatness Of Champagne Salon

Richard Jennings | Posted 07.21.2014 | Taste
Richard Jennings

Those responsible for guiding the house he founded continue to adhere so closely to his original, obsessive criteria.

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?

Sta. Rita Hills: Top Choices from One of California's Greatest Sites

Richard Jennings | Posted 04.09.2014 | Taste
Richard Jennings

View of southern portion of Sta. Rita Hills AVA, from the top of the Mt. Carmel vineyard Sta. Rita Hills AVA is a 10 mile stretch of land between th...

Rock Star Champagne Grower-Producers: Serge Mathieu and Chartogne-Taillet

Richard Jennings | Posted 02.26.2014 | Taste
Richard Jennings

cow sculpture at Serge Mathieu Two stars of my Holiday Champagne Buyers Guide this year--Serge Mathieu and Chartogne-Taillet--are grower-producers wh...

Lunch With Nicolás Catena -- The Mondavi of Argentina

Mary Orlin | Posted 11.13.2013 | Taste
Mary Orlin

Cabaña de Las Lilas is one of the most famous steakhouses in Buenos Aires, let alone all of Argentina.  When we walked in I recognized everything --...

How to Visit a Vineyard

Anneli Rufus | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Anneli Rufus

Are you a Zinfandullard? A pinot-know-nothing? A sauvignon blanc slate? Interested in wine -- or trying to attract someone who is -- but still such a ...

West Sonoma Coast: Distinctive, Cool Climate Pinot, Chardonnay & Syrah

Richard Jennings | Posted 08.22.2013 | Taste
Richard Jennings

West of West is the early August weekend festival devoted to wines made from grapes farmed on the far western coastline of Sonoma County. This year was the event's third outing, and it was one of the most enjoyable and well organized regionally focused wine events I've ever attended.

Chardonnay in Balance

Mary Orlin | Posted 08.27.2013 | Taste
Mary Orlin

Chardonnay has been one of the hallmark wines made in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

How to Pair Wine With Seafood

One For The Table | Posted 06.19.2013 | Taste
One For The Table

When it comes to serving wine with seafood, we want the wine to marry with the delicate flavors of the fish.

New Kids on the Wine Block

Mary Orlin | Posted 07.31.2013 | Taste
Mary Orlin

The Santa Cruz Mountains American Viticulture Area (AVA), in northern California, running along the Pacific coast south of San Francisco to Santa Cruz, is one of the most diverse wine growing regions in the world.

Sanford & Benedict: Historic Vineyard's Story Told for First Time by Co-Founder

Richard Jennings | Posted 07.30.2013 | Taste
Richard Jennings

Sanford & Benedict is one of California's most historically significant and renowned vineyards because it proved two things: Santa Barbara County is a superlative spot for growing Pinot Noir, and the Sta. Rita Hills appellation is a fabulous cool climate location for vines in general.

Santa Barbara vineyards

Richard Jennings | Posted 07.23.2013 | Taste
Richard Jennings

Two more Santa Barbara County producers I visited last month whose wines greatly impressed me possess winemakers who are highly respected by their peers.

What's New in Burgundy?

Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen | Posted 07.10.2013 | Travel
Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen

We have been visiting Burgundy for fifteen years, and although wine has been made here since the first century AD and tradition reigns strong, there is always something new afoot in the original home of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

Santa Maria Valley: Low Profile, Cool Climate Excellence

Richard Jennings | Posted 07.07.2013 | Taste
Richard Jennings

With the new developments at these three Santa Maria producers, I expect the appellation's profile will soon be rising.

Top 10 Wines Under $10 | Posted 04.29.2013 | Taste

Great wine doesn't have to be expensive. Our top picks that cost $10 or less are perfect for wine lovers on a budget.

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.

Winemaker Miljenko Grgich Still Going Strong at 90

Mary Orlin | Posted 04.18.2013 | Taste
Mary Orlin

Miljenko "Mike" Grgich of Grgich Hills Estate winery in Napa Valley is walking, living history. He's also quite the charmer, and one of his favorite sayings is, "Good wines and good ladies improve with maturity."

Fabulously Food Friendly and Ageworthy Grüner

Richard Jennings | Posted 06.02.2013 | Taste
Richard Jennings

Ever need a wine that will pair especially well with healthy food choices -- grilled vegetables, salads, light chicken and fish dishes?