Forbes Article: Smashing Misconceptions About White Wine
Americans harbor many misconceptions about white wines – they don’t age, are easier to produce, and are interpreted as feminine, to name a few. What are your misconceptions of white wine? Smash them by reading my latest Forbes article.
Forbes Article: Light The Grill And Grab A Glass – Tempranillo Pairs Perfectly With Fourth Of July And National Grilling Month
Don’t abandon hearty red wines because the temperature is climbing. Tempranillo, a noble thick-skinned black grape, is the perfect wine to pair with national grilling month. Hailing from the Iberian Peninsula, today Tempranillo is cultivated around the world, making it the ideal red wine of summer.
Forbes Article: Have You Noticed Lodi Is Producing World-Class White Wines
California’s Lodi wine region is home to a hot, dry Mediterranean climate. As a result, it is most often associated with red wine. While Lodi does produce an array of red wines, it is increasingly gaining international attention for its stunning white wines. In my latest article for Forbes learn more about Lodi’s killer white…
Get Your Zin On
Fall is here, and with it comes cooler days with hearty meals. Although Zinfandel is a perfect summertime wine because it pairs beautifully with barbeque; it is not to be forgotten in fall. California Zinfandel is the wine I want to serve with Friday pizza night, Saturday chili, Sunday night Bolognese, Meatless Monday, and Taco…
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.
Markus Niggli: Dazzling in Red
Markus Niggli is an artist and the wine glass is his canvas. He finds comfort in the unusual, challenging us to open our minds to something new. After years of success following this formula as winemaker at Lodi’s Borra Vineyards, Markus launched his own label – Markus Wine Co., with an eclectic offering of white…
In Defense of Winter Whites
There is an old adage that says you cannot wear white after Labor Day. When, where, and how this was decided is a mystery to me. I live in North Texas. You will see people, myself included, wearing white year round. In fact, if there was ever a color of winter shouldn’t it be white?…
An Exercise in Terroir with Lodi Native Zinfandel
A few months back I was contacted by Randy Caparoso of the Lodi Wine Commission and asked to share my Lodi Wine “ah-ha” moment. That moment began in July 2015, when I was sent my first samples of Lodi wines. The wines I received was the second vintage of the Lodi Native project. At that…
Why You Should Be Drinking Lodi Wines Now
It is no secret I love Lodi wine. I encourage every wine lover I know to drink Lodi wine. Lodi’s terroir allows for a wide variety of grapes to be cultivated there. The winemakers in Lodi really know how to craft the highest quality wines from those grapes. After growing this wide array of quality…
#Food & #Wine Pairing: The Summer is Getting Gnarly
Summers in Texas are long and hot. Temperatures reach 100°+ F in late July, early August and there is typically no break until mid-September. Air-condition is a blessing. However, this does not mean all outdoor cooking comes to a halt. No way. No matter the weather it is always the right time for grilling, smoking,…