Enough Already! Just Drink Merlot
How many articles have been written about the “Sideways Effect” of Merlot? It’s true Miles is a wine snob with a passionate dislike for Merlot, at least till the end of the movie when he reveals his favorite wine is Chateau Cheval Blanc – a Merlot, Cabernet Franc blend. However, further investigation reveals two points,…
#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…
A VINTAGE SUCCESS STORY (TO EVERYONE’S SURPRISE)
Throughout my global wine travels, the winegrowers I meet offer a unified message: Climate, as expressed through weather, is changing, and chaotic weather patterns are making vintages more difficult and unpredictable.
2015 The Velvet Devil Merlot for #InternationalMerlotDay
“The Velvet Devil drinks like wearing a warm crushed red velvet robe on a cold winter’s night, sipping cognac by the fire while smoking a favorite cigar.”
2015 Decoy Merlot
“If you are looking for a Monday night Merlot, look no further.”
#Food & #Wine Pairing: Fall for Pedroncelli
Fall is here! It is my favorite time of year. All of the squashes, root vegetables, soups, and heartier meals elevate my excitement about cooking. It is also time once again to continue Pedroncelli’s 90th anniversary celebration with three wines, two limited edition for the celebration, and another mouth-watering recipe. So let’s fall for Pedroncelli!
#Food & #Wine Pairing: Pedroncelli Summer Break
The Pedroncelli 90th anniversary celebration continues this month with another outstanding wine tasting paired with a great meal. Gotta love a family that celebrates an anniversary all year long! And quite an anniversary it is, 90 years family owned and operated winery in Dry Creek Valley Sonoma.
5 South of the Border Reds Perfect for Summer
Summer is in full swing and the heat is on. It is the perfect time for rosé all day and crisp refreshing white wines. However, if you partake in one of summer’s greatest past times (the cookout), then you know summer is also time for big reds. What better reds to pair with summer cookouts…
Charles Smith: Rockin the Wine World
“It’s just wine, drink it.” ~ Charles Smith Words that have been used to describe Charles Smith include obnoxious, loud-mouth, rock n roller, and twice named Winemaker of the Year, by Food and Wine Magazine in 2009 and Wine Enthusiast Magazine in 2014. He has experienced extreme poverty, travelled Europe, bartended, and manage rock n’…
Sutro Wine Company: Embracing Community and Wine
Minutes before I sat down to research this article I was conversing via text with a dear friend who was about to embark on a service opportunity that would challenge her on many levels. My response of encouragement to her was “I’m guessing when it’s over and you look back you will feel you received…