Archive for the ‘Napa’ Category

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Napa Valley Royalty for your Sweetheart from Wilfred Wong

Tweet Wilfred Wong is a respected wine judge and BevMo!‘s Cellar Master. His palate is highly regarded; his opinions matter a great deal. Please enjoy. Winery images have been borrowed from the respective wineries’ Web sites; for emphasis and their promotional use, only. Wilfred’s image comes from his BevMo! wine blog page. If you’d like […]

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Three wine picks from Wilfred Wong, Cellar Master at BevMo!

Tweet Today’s Three wine picks from Wilfred Wong marks the first wine blog entry by my friend and colleague Wilfred Wong, who is the Cellar Master at BevMo! Wilfred’s palate is highly regarded; his opinions matter a great deal. Please enjoy. Winery images have been borrowed from the respective wineries’ Web sites; for emphasis and their […]

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Winemaker Adam Richardson

Tweet Winemaker Adam Richardson strikes gold… Sometimes, when you get the news that someone you know has moved to another opportunity, you just get so excited for that person. One of the nicest winemakers I’ve met in life is winemaker Adam Richardson. We were both working with Concannon Vineyard at the time, so I got […]

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Chef Sean Baker of Gather in Berkeley

Tweet I owe a debt of gratitude to Chef Sean Baker of Gather in Berkeley. First, I’m going to share… Wine is nothing more than liquid food. It has the potential to be an art form, like one created by the great masters; or it can simply be a poster hung on a wall with […]

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Napa Valley Iconic Wineries

Tweet Napa Valley Iconic Wineries is a gorgeous coffee table book about noteworthy wines and artisan vintners. It’s published by Panache, and is another great example of really fine workmanship and story telling. I’ve written about two other Panache books in the past, and I love each one of them as favorites in my wine […]

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Steve Hall of Robert Biale Vineyards talks about how great wine begins in a great vineyard

Tweet Steve Hall of Robert Biale Vineyards has that very easy, very comfortable way about him; and he uses that accessible trait to describe meticulous details of his craft… Namely: working with vineyard owners being at the mercy of mother nature knowing as much about each vine as he possibly could; from the good of […]

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Celebrity Vineyards, written by Nick Wise about Napa, Tuscany, and beyond is a great wine read

Tweet Nick Wise has written a really great book about Celebrity Vineyards; one that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed reading. His style, grace, and stories about Napa, Tuscany, and beyond, about superlative wines and extraordinary vintners, is very informative and parallels my own story… so much so that I immediately found that common bond and was drawn […]

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The Most Significant Planting of Zinfandel in Our Modern Era, by Dave Pramuk

Tweet According to Dave Pramuk, Robert Biale’s co-founder and marketing strategist, “Robert Biale Vineyards is delighted with this project – the most significant planting of Zinfandel in Napa Valley in our modern era. In the pioneering days of California viticulture, Zinfandel was the grape of choice across the state. In Napa Valley, Zinfandel once comprised […]

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If I could invite anyone to dinner, who would it be?

Tweet [Image borrowed from www.michaelchiarello.com] Right now, it would be Michael Chiarello (and a guest of his choosing)… Why? This is a chef who not only cooks up a storm with wonderful flair, but he also has a winery that produces Petite Sirah. It’s called Chiarello Family Vineyards, and has been in his family since […]

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AmericanWineryGuide.com ~ The best resource for wine travel writers

Tweet As a wine travel writer, in order to begin your story, what if you had only one website resource that delivers all of the following: A comprehensive list of wineries from all across the U.S. In-depth information about each winery Visitor reviews and ratings about personal experiences at the wineries An indicator of how […]