Forbes Article: Look To The Black Rooster For Quality Sangiovese In Chianti
Chianti conjures up many images, from Anthony Hopkin’s enigmatic portrayal of Hannibal Lecter to a fiasco, straw-wrapped bottle, atop a red and white checkered plastic table cloth in an Italian restaurant.
Forbes Article: A Conflicted Land Produces Consistently High-Quality Wine
“Nestled between Northern California’s Santa Lucia Mountain Range and coastal Big Sur sits a conflicted land. The warm Pacific sun and maritime climate ushers abundance into the quiet farming community. Yet, each afternoon merciless winds driven by the powerful ocean, disrupt the landscape’s serenity. This is the Santa Lucia Highlands.” This conflicted land produces high-quality…
Forbes Article: Holiday Gift Guide 2020: Luxury Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
In a year marred by plague and wild fires, a classic bottle of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is the ideal gift for any wine lover.
Forbes Article: What’s The Deal With Orange Wine?
What’s the deal with orange wine? Why has a skin-fermented white wine been marred by misconceptions and controversy? Why even consider drinking a wine that’s “orange”? My latest Forbes article dives into this racy subject with straight-forward information and a few fabulous orange wines you must try!
Forbes Article: 36 Of The Best Pinot Noirs Willamette Valley Has To Offer
My love of Pinot Noir is no more a secret than my love of Willamette Valley. Over the course of the last 12 months, I’ve had the pleasure of tasting A LOT of fabulous Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. In fact, WV is one of the only wine regions I visited earlier this year. After reviewing…
Forbes Article: Yarra Valley Wine Growers Embrace Phylloxera Infestation As An Opportunity To Prepare For Climate Change
What is a wine region to do when faced with two devastating threats? This question is top of mind in Australia’s Yarra Valley, where they are dealing with a phylloxera infestation and climate change. When I asked Mac Forbes, winemaker/owner Mac Forbes Wines, he replied, “Can I flip a coin?” Surprisingly, the overall attitude in…
Forbes Article: Willamette Valley Riesling And Gamay Noir Are Worthy Of Attention
Willamette Valley is well-known for producing exceptional cool-climate Pinot Noir, and growing in recognition for outstanding Chardonnay, but there is more to this world-class region than these two grapes. A deeper look reveals two additional grapes cultivated here that are worthy of your attention. Learn more in my latest article for Forbes digital.
Forbes Article: Every Celebration Begins With Champagne
Champagne has long been synonymous with celebrations. Whether hosting a quiet dinner or large party, we’ve got your Champagne needs covered. Check out my latest for Forbes for a fabulous list of Champagne ranging from affordable to splurge-worthy, sure to please everyone.
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!
Invitation To Join #WinePW Celebrate #TexasFineWine
When was the last time you had wine from Texas? Each year this emerging region is growing and improving in wine production. If its been a few years since you have tried wine from Texas, now is the time to try again, October is Texas Wine Month!