Forbes Article: To Decant Or Not To Decant — 3 Sommeliers Share Their Advice
Knowing what wine to decant and for how long is perplexing. I recently shared a photo on Instagram of a 10 year old Napa Cab that was tight upon opening, but after a 2 hour decant sang like an angel. I received many responses asking me how I knew to decant it and why 2…
Forbes Article: 3 European Wine Regions Producing High-Quality Pinot Noir
Any Pinot Noir fans out there? I adore it, and there are so many wonderful wine regions that produce it well. Of course, Burgundy is the benchmark, but there are a few additional European wine regions that produce lovely Pinot Noir at value prices. In my latest ForbesLife article, I share 3 such regions to…
Forbes Article: Look Beyond Châteauneuf-du-Pape For Outstanding Southern Rhône Red Wines
My latest Forbes Life article, takes a journey to southern Rhône to look beyond Châteauneuf-du-Pape for outstanding red wines with less lofty price tags. Come with me and explore the Crus Cairanne, Rasteau, Lirac, and Gigondas for high quality, affordable, southern Rhône red wines.
Forbes Article: Napa Valley Riesling: Then and Now
Did you know Riesling was once the second most planted grape in Napa Valley? Although times have changed, high quality dry Riesling can still be found in Napa Valley. “I planted Riesling in 1972, because I thought then, as I still believe today, that Riesling is one of the four most important wine grapes in…
Forbes Article: Obstacles Emerging Wine Regions Must Overcome
My latest Forbes article is one of the most fulfilling I have written. It looks at obstacles emerging wine regions must overcome through the experiences of nine wine makers in Texas, Arizona, and Idaho. I pitched this article idea to many major wine publications, digital and print. It was declined time and again because the…
Forbes Article: Look To The Douro For High Quality Bordeaux Style Wine
The Symington Family is known for crafting some of the world’s finest Port, but did you know they also produce a premium Bordeaux-style red wine in partnership with Bordeaux’s Bruno Prats? “This is an exciting moment for the wine world—when a grand old terroir is rediscovering itself through dry reds [that are] unlike any wines produced…
Forbes Article – For Love Not Money: These Napa Valley Passion Projects Are Worth Your Attention
Some stories are more personal than others. For me, this article is close to my heart. Last spring, while in Napa Valley attending the Wine Writer’s Educational Tour, I was introduced to four wines – misfits of sort, because they are crafted of lesser known varieties, yet grown in hard core Cabernet regions. I am…
Forbes Article: How To Pair Wine With Chocolate
Chocolate and wine are two of life’s greatest pleasures, but pairing them together can be daunting. Both offer layers of complex flavors, textures, and sweetness levels that can clash on the palate. In my latest Forbes article, I share the advice of four sommeliers to guarantee a pairing success.
My First Article For Forbes: 5 Great Tasting Experiences in Willamette Valley You Can’t Miss
I am super excited to announce I am now contributing to Forbes. I hope you will follow along as I journey through the marvelous world of wine, food, and travel. Please take a moment to read my first article.