Forbes Article: Top 10 Reasons Attending Festival Napa Valley Should Be On Your Immediate List Of Things To Do
Napa’s premier summer festival, Festival Napa Valley, kicked off last week. If you weren’t able to attend opening weekend don’t worry. there is still time to join the fun. Whether you live in the area or are heading that way for vacation, my latest Forbes article offers 10 reasons why you should add Festival Napa…
Forbes Article – Fall Is The Perfect Time to Visit Vail
Did you know fall is Vail’s best kept secret? If you like stunning leaf peeping, crisp temperatures, fun outdoor adventures, great food and wine, and no crowds, Vail is your perfect fall destination. In my latest article for Forbes I expose this secret with a guide on where to stay, eat, and play.
Getting Dirty with Alsace Riesling
Visitng Alsace has been on my bucket list for years. I have researched and written many articles on the region and the wines. From a book perspective I know Alsace. However, I have never been to Alsace – until now. I returned last night from a wonderful week in Alsace.
Drinking Bordeaux in Blue Jeans
I love Bordeaux. I have many bottles in my cellar and more on the way. Big, opulent, tannic wines. These wines need time – a lot of time – in bottle to integrate in such a way the tannins become smooth and the tertiary notes take center stage. This is the way I like Bordeaux.…
Lodi Says Yes Way Rosé
May is here. The mercury is on the rise. This can only mean one thing: Rosé Season Has Begun! However, rosé is not one size fits all. Which is why its time to look to Lodi, home to over 125 grape varieties, to quench your rosé thirst.
#Food & #Wine Pairing: Texas Style
Generally speaking Texans like big red wines. Why? Because typical Texas cuisine consists of steak and barbeque. Big red wines usually have big tannins, which like to be paired with fat, such as rib eye, ribs, and brisket. Today’s food and wine pairing is a perfect combination of big red wine and Texas cuisine.
Picpoul… Take Me Away!
The warm weather of spring begins to usher in thoughts of summer vacation. It is nice to escape from the daily hustle and bustle to a relaxed beach getaway. But alas, it is only April and dreams of sun and fun must wait a few more months. One of the many aspects I love about…
Smith Story: The Intersection of Love and Wine
I was recently introduced to a winery that I want to shout about from the rooftop. It is about a boutique winery still in its infancy but hitting on all the right marks. When many producers are focused on mass consumption wines that are concentrated, over-oaked, and sweet as syrup, Smith Story Wines is embracing…
Celebrate La Saint-Valentin with French #Wine
Joyeuse Saint Valentin! In France, Valentine’s Day is for lovers. Like in the US, the French celebrate love with chocolate, roses, jewelry, etc. However, unlike in the US there is no exchange of cards among school children or friends; Valentine’s Day is reserved for lovers. I want Valentine’s Day to be for lovers in France.…
Life is Sweeter with Amarone
Amarone della Valpolicella is one of Italy’s greatest wines. It is a complex wine, rich and bold, with each sip embracing years of tradition. There is no other wine made quite like it. It can also be a divisive wine. While most people adore the rich notes of dried fruit and raisin-like sweetness some find…