German Wines: Expect the Unexpected #WinePW
Our Wine Pairing Weekend group is closing out 2018 with a look at German wines. I am thrilled to use this opportunity to share with you some of the fabulous food and wine pairings I enjoyed in Pfalz this summer.
Snooth Article: The Greatest White Wines In The World
I recently had the opportunity to enjoy a wonderful wine dinner featuring Domaine Leflaive, producer of some of the greatest white wines in the world. I share my experience, along with a brief dive into Puligny-Montrachet, in my latest Snooth article.
Join The Bordeaux Gold Rush For Great Food And Wine Pairings
Bordeaux, home to some of the world’s most prized red wines, has a lighter side – gold. Long held as a dessert wine, today golden Bordeaux embraces its savory side. Imagine a meal of raw oysters, lobster ravioli, and crème brulee all served with golden Bordeaux wines. This is an ultimate dining experience.
Snooth Article: Tavel Rosé Is The Only Wine You Need This Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is almost here. I can’t believe it! Before you head out this weekend to purchase wine for this special day, please take a moment to read my latest article for Snooth featuring Tavel – the only wine you will need this Thanksgiving.
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…
The Must-Visit Wine Region Full of Surprises
I spent my first afternoon in Pfalz strolling through the quaint village of Deidesheim. It is classic Germany – story book houses, window boxes overflowing with colorful flowers, and a welcoming fountain surrounded by cafes in the town square. As this was my first visit to a German wine region, I assumed I would be…
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.
Exploring Livermore Valley Through Murrieta’s Well Winery
Livermore Valley is one of the oldest wine regions in California, it is also one of the most under-rated. Located forty miles east of San Francisco, Livermore Valley lies in the shadows of its famous wine region neighbors. However, its unique micro-climate provides an ideal location for viticulture. Murrieta’s Well Winery epitomizes the high quality…
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.