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Your Summer Wines: Spanish Whites

Your Summer Wines: Spanish Whites

  Quick: what’s your go-to summer wine? If you said sauvignon blanc, you’re not alone. With its crisp feel and bright, citrus flavors, it is the perfect summer sipper. However, It might be time to broaden your horizons. I’m thinking specifically of Spanish wines, thanks to a couple of samples sent to me from Vintae, […]

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Exploring The Barlow & Sonoma Wines

Exploring The Barlow & Sonoma Wines

  If it’s true that familiarity breeds contempt, then I am glad I don’t live in Sebastapol. Because then I might take for granted the wonderful space that is The Barlow. Space may not capture it: The Barlow is 12 acres of an apple processing facility that have been repurposed to great advantage. The old […]

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Springtime Wines

Springtime Wines

  Where I live, spring has been…transitional. True story: It was so hot one day that my kid’s soccer game was stopped early. The next, we were on the pitch in boots and heavy coats. But it got me thinking about wine. It’s not consistently warm enough to start drinking whites, but it’s too warm […]

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Upcoming Event: For the Love of Cocktails

Upcoming Event: For the Love of Cocktails

  Those of you who will be in Las Vegas on May 19 – or any of you out there looking for an excuse to go – should hit up For the Love of Cocktails. For the fourth year running, this glam gala celebrates the best in mixology, allowing coctail afficianados to taste a variety […]

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Good Wine Reads

Good Wine Reads

Check out these two new wine books! The first – Cork Dork – is an utterly engaging read that is very spot-on in describing the long, winding path to becoming a sommelier. The first chapters took me right back to my early training days, and other sections served as an “Ah, right!” for remembering why I […]

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