Sangiovese, barbera, primitivo...the classic Italian grape varieties most cultivated across Italy. But grown in Sonoma, California? Read my full articleÂ on Palate Press, the online wine magazine.
The great thing about wine tastings at a wine shop or wine bar is the opportunity it gives you to taste several wines side by side. Most people don't usually open up three to five bottles at home to try at one sitting. Wednesday night's wine tasting with Timothy at neighborhood wine shop, Planet Wine, [...]
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 [...]
Last weekend we spent three fabulous autumn days venturing around Sonoma Wine Country. It was my first trip to this wine rich area (over 450 wineries latest figure I found). I know... as a wine and travel writer how could this be my first trip? Truth is I spend most of my time exploring Virginia, [...]
This growing season's crazy weather conditions with extreme frosts, early summers and no summers have created quite a mixed bag for wine region harvests from California to Champagne to Chianti. Many spots in Europe are already half way through their harvest creating the earliest harvest season many can remember. Reports from Greece last week showed [...]