*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
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!
Ever since I moved to Napa, I have had a sweet spot for Flora Springs, especially during the month of October when Halloween is celebrated there like no other winery in the Napa Valley. *CLICK HERE TO READ*
I’ve been on a bit of a writing ‘vacation’ since the fourth of July weekend, trying to sort out what I can continue to do in my increasingly limited spare time. I’ve enrolled in a wine marketing course this fall and I am being considered for a print writing opportunity, so I am at a point … More Wine and Olive Oil
The Opportunity When I was invited by Visit Lodi to spend a weekend there, I jumped at the chance. I love to travel. I also love dispelling stereotypes and delving into a new place. When Lodi is mentioned, often people think zinfandel. Lodi is more than that. It offers a plethora of wines, food, and … More Lodi: Beyond the Zinfandel
Recently I had the opportunity to participate in DolceVita Safari’s first Sonoma Day Camp. I had previewed the itinerary on my blog a few weeks ago. Now it’s time for the scoop. The day of the event could not have been more beautiful, sunny and breezy. We began at Tin Barn Vineyards, which is … More Savoring the Sweet Life!
Earlier this year, I had shared with you that my website and writing were going to focus more on sensory experiences, rather than wine reviews. While I am still reviewing wines sent to me, my plan is still to move this website more toward what I love the most. First and foremost, I am a travel … More Join me for DolceVita Safari’s Sonoma Day Camp!