Tag: Cabernet Sauvignon
One Bottle Each Episode
I began my week chatting about wine with my friend, Gabe Sasso, on his show, “One Bottle Each”. We each selected a wine and arranged to have a bottle sent to each other. We then opened, tasted, and discussed the wines on air. The concept is fun, relaxed, conversational, and educational. Check it out and…
Forbes Article: Holiday Gift Guide 2019: The Best Napa Valley Cabernets For Oenophiles
Wine brings joy to holiday gift giving. This list of killer Napa cabs is sure to please everyone in you list. Check out my latest Forbes article and let me know what you think. Happy Holidays!
Forbes Article: Valentine’s Day Gift Guide: The 10 Best Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignons For Lovers
Valentine’s Day is tomorrow, got wine? In my latest for Forbes Life, I have compiled a list of killer Napa Cabs guaranteed to ignite an evening of passion with your Valentine. Check it out!
How Château Pédesclaux Successfully Marries Tradition with Modernity in Bordeaux
Bordeaux thrives on tradition. Why not? Bordeaux is the standard for global wine production. However, changing times require even Bordeaux embrace modernity. Restoring historic châteaux, implementing new winemaking techniques, migrating to organic and biodynamic farming, are among the necessary advancements happening in Bordeaux. Château Pédesclaux, 1855 5ème Grand Cru Classé de Pauillac, embraces these changes…
Female Winemakers are Making Waves
Becoming a multi-award winning winemaker takes hard work and dedication. Add strength, moxie, intelligence, and class and you’ve got Virginia Willcock, Vasse Felix chief winemaker since 2006. Outspoken about low intervention winemaking and passionate about expressing terroir in every sip, Willcock has elevated Vasse Felix, Margaret River’s founding wine estate and benchmark for the region’s…
#Food & #Wine Pairing: Welcoming Fall with Pedroncelli
Crisp air, football, scarves and sweaters, outdoor fires, and warm meals – J’aime l’automne. I spent the past weekend leaf peeping in Vail to welcome fall. It was incredible (more on this later). Pedroncelli is feeling fall as well. Their latest #tasteup4 includes three killer reds and a delicious fall meal you don’t want to…
Napa Valley History in a Glass
How does an iconic Napa Valley winery celebrate seventy-five years of making wine family style? For Peter Mondavi Jr. of Charles Krug Winery, it meant raiding the wine library, corralling family members, and taking the show on the road.
Celebrate the 4th of July with Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Today is July 4th, the date the Continental Congress ratified the Declaration of Independence, thus birthing a nation. On this national holiday millions of Americans will be participating in community parades, hanging out at the lake, beach, or pool, watching fireworks, and cooking out. Statistics show 80% of Americans will attend cookouts, spending upwards of…
Heading to Napa? Make Conn Creek Your First Stop
Napa Valley is a premier wine destination. And in Napa, Cabernet Sauvignon is king. But with sixteen American Viticultural Areas (AVAs), all with distinct attributes, it is hard to grasp the complexities of Napa Valley. What better way to understand Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon then to make your own bottle?