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Sonoma Wine Country Weekend: Day Three at the Wineries

For the last day of our Sonoma Wine Country Weekend, we headed into northern Sonoma County's Alexander Valley, known for Cabernet Sauvignon, and Dry Creek Valley, known for Zinfandel and Sauvignon Blanc produced from its warm days and morning fog off the Pacific Ocean. These two wine areas definitely feel different than the Russian River [...]

2019-03-20T13:58:31-06:00Travel, Wine|

Sonoma Wine Country Weekend: Day Two at the Wineries

On the second day of our Sonoma Wine Country Weekend, after an exhilarating early morning hot air balloon ride over Sonoma County vineyards, we visited wineries in the Russian River Valley and Sonoma Valley...Martinelli Vineyards and Winery, VJB Vineyards & Cellars and Muscardini Cellars. Martinelli Vineyards and Winery Our first stop was in the Russian [...]

2019-03-20T13:58:31-06:00Travel, Wine|

Sonoma Wine Country Weekend: First Day at the Wineries

Day one of our Sonoma Wine Country Weekend we spent in the Russian River Valley and Healdsburg visiting Iron Horse Vineyards, Pellegrini Family Vineyards and Seghesio Family Vineyards. Iron Horse Vineyards Our first stop was at this gorgeous hill top winery...as you approach on a dirt road you see the palm tree lined entrance in [...]

2019-03-20T13:58:32-06:00Travel, Wine|

Sonoma Wine Country Weekend: The Wine Region

Our primary reason for being in Sonoma was obviously the wine. As I mentioned in my opening article on our weekend, I spend most of my time exploring Virginia, Washington, Oregon, Italy and France wines. California wines are written about and drank a lot in the U.S. BUT after meeting some great Sonoma folks at [...]

2019-03-20T13:58:32-06:00Travel, Wine|

Give Pink Another Think

I'll admit that before living in Europe the site of pink wine automatically made me think of a sweet White Zinfandel. And needless to say, I'm not a fan. Now I see pink wine and I think Rosé, a lovely refreshing wine made from red grape varieties. The 'pink' comes from leaving the red grape [...]


Puglia: Itay’s Largest Wine Producer

Puglia wine dates back to Phoenician times and the Greeks named Puglia 'Enotria', Wineland. Today Puglia is the largest producer of wine in Italy. Often referred to as 'the wine cellar of Europe' because in the past it primarily produced wine to send to the rest of Italy and Europe for structure and alcohol content [...]


Walgreens Wine?

Yes... I'm speaking of the drugstore chain, Walgreens. Not the place you usually think of for picking up that bottle of red wine. However after a 15 year hiatus, Walgreens is back in the wine, beer and liquor sales game. To launch their wine selection, they've partnered with Australian winemaker Daryl Groom on Colby Red, a [...]


What’s Your Wine Style?

Last month I was reading an issue of Food & Wine magazine at my girlfriend's house and found this great  "Find Your Wine Style" quiz. It's great if you're new to wine or looking to try something new! Which do you drink? Whole Milk - Go for richer, more full-bodied wines - California Chardonnay for [...]