Archive for the Tag 'Napa Cellars'

2 ~ The best resource for wine travel writers

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 good […]


Robert Biale Vineyards is Experiencing Another Growth Spurt

Watching my garden grow…. When I started PS I Love You, I had no idea where that adventure was going to take me. It’s also never been one of those gigs where you create the infrastructure, and then you have to go flesh it out. In this case, I had Jose build a Website for […]


Suisun Valley Grape Growers Create a Brand, Literally from the Ground Up

When the Suisun Valley Vintners and Growers Association (SVVGA) originally formed in 2003 (as the Suisun Valley Grape Growers Association), this coalition had two main objectives: To advance awareness of the Suisun Valley American Viticultural Area, established in 1982. To send their message of ultra premium winegrapes, in all direct sales methods, to all of […]


Updating a Rocker to My Rock n’Roll List ~ Boz Scaggs

[This is one of my favorite rocker images that I shot of Mark Andes from Heart, while he performed in Portland, Maine in the 80’s.] I’ve been keeping a file/blog posting of those who are/were in the rock n’roll world, who have now also segued into the wine world. Why? Because that’s what I lived […]


Dusting myself off, after having attended the Rutherford tasting, and reflecting on greatness

Last week I was very fortunate to attended the annual Rutherford Dust Society tasting at Francis Ford Coppola’s Rubicon Estate. Napa Valley has many sub American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) within “Napa Valley” itself. Each has a unique terroir, which is why Napa Valley can continue to be subdivided into more AVAs. While at Robert Mondavi […]


Getting to the Heart and Soul of Suisun Valley

I’m working on a project right now that’s captured my imagination with new concepts about all the old facts I’ve learned regarding Suisun Valley. We’ve been working with the growers and producers for a six year cycle. As this year’s plan came together, we all knew was that the last year of their grant money […]


Remembering renaissance man and winemaker Art Finkelstein

As the song goes, “Only the good die young.” A more kind and gentle man can not be found, as Art Finkelstein was the quintessential prototype. Art died on Friday, May 28, 2010 in Napa Valley. His family was by his side, and I can’t imagine it any other way. Art’s wife, Bunny, their son, […]


Schramsberg Winery: Napa Valley Icon, Important History and Fabulous Bubbly

Wine tours that begin with bubbly are an auspicious way to start a day with family and friends, and that’s how a day in wine country began with family (my husband Jose) and friends (Oak Knoll’s president Greg Lint, and winemaker Jeff Herinckx). Above, Mathew Levy is showing Greg Lint  (center) and Jeff Herinckx (right) where […]


Into the Earth ~ A Wine Cave Renaissance, Daniel D’Agostini with Molly Chappellet

Into the Earth ~ A Wine Cave Renaissance, Daniel D’Agostini with Molly Chappellet is a magnificent coffee table book, as well as pointing out all of the best wine cave resources of its time in subterranean California. Into the Earth ~ A Wine Cave Renaissance, by Daniel D’Agostini with Molly Chappellet is this holiday season’s […]


Dark & Delicious 2010, PS I Love You’s Fourth Annual Food & Wine Extravaganza

If you live in the Bay Area, PS I Love You’s Dark & Delicious Event provides an amazing food and wine experience. It’s on Friday, February 19, 2010, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. This year the event is returning to Rock Wall Wine Company in Alameda (Kent Rosenblum’s new winery). With 40 preeminent Petite […]