By far, Hendry was the most comprehensive tour and tasting I have ever experienced. Those who are new to the Napa Valley, grape growing, winemaking, how to taste wine, and wine and food pairing would benefit greatly from a morning spent with second-generation vintner and winemaker, George O. Hendry. *CLICK HERE TO READ*
Recently, I had the great honor of tasting a glass of this fantastic 2013 Webster Cellars Reserve Proprietary Red Blend with owners and winemakers Chelli Warnock and Keith Webster. The blend varies from year to year. Sometimes it’s a Bordeaux-style Left Bank blend and sometimes it’s a Right Bank blend. This vintage, it is a … More Webster Cellars Reserve: My Wine of the Moment
I do not think that wines have masculine and feminine qualities, although we associate certain descriptors with gender. However, I do believe that winemakers possess varying sensibilities, palates, and styles, which make their way into the wines that they craft. *CLICK HERE TO READ*
*This post is my entry for Wine Writing Challenge #31, Faith, as described at this link.Voting begins March 7, 2017 and goes through Monday, March 13 at this link.* Elizabeth (Beth) Smith: She Said The definition of faith is primarily religious in nature. However these synonyms struck a chord with me – affection, allegiance, commitment, … More She Said, He Said: 2017 ZAP Zinfandel Experience
When I arrived at DaVero’s humble farm, I suspected that this would be another impactful wine experience. *CLICK HERE TO READ*
During my second visit to the Napa Valley in August 2009, I visited William Harrison Vineyards and Winery. My memories of that visit are of the bear in the tasting room, the friendliness of the staff, and their Rutherford Red blend. I am happy to share that very little has changed in seven years. *CLICK … More William Harrison Vineyards and Winery
Working in the wine business, I attend many events. After a while, many start to feel the same. However, at Dutton-Goldfield Winery in the Russian River Valley, which I reviewed previously, the event planners are clearly thinking outside of the box. One such event was their recent Aphrodisiac Food & Wine Pairing Class taught by … More You had me at aphrodisiac!