Thanksgiving Feast 2022

Enhance Your Thanksgiving Feast with Halleck Vineyard Wines

As the Thanksgiving Holiday approaches, many contemplate the best wine to serve to make our Thanksgiving feast memorable. Halleck Vineyard, a small Sebastopol winery, comes to mind. Many of their wines lend themselves to creating a unique and excellent accompaniment to the Thanksgiving dinner. Not only does the wine lend itself to the cuisine, but … Read more

National Rosé Day 2022 Saracine Rosé © Cori Solomon

National Rosé Day 2022: From Pét-Nat to Rosé

At this time of the year, I love to travel the world through a glass of Rosé. This year is no different as National Rosé Day 2022 approaches. Rosé comes in many forms, and this year my suggestions will include some Pét-nat. National Rosé Day 2022 With Pét-nat Pét-nat stands for Pétillant-natural, a French term … Read more

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Alma Rosa Winery: The Best of Sta. Rita Hills

Although under different ownership, the backbone of Alma Rosa Winery still harks back to its beginnings with Richard Sanford, one of the pioneers of Santa Barbara Wine Country. Richard forged the roads to bring the Sta. Rita Hills on the map by establishing and planting one of the first vineyards in the area in 1971. … Read more

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Ketcham Estate: Highlighting California Women In Wine

Anytime is a good time to honor California women in wine. One woman, Allie Ketcham, unexpectedly fell into the wine business and has now created an all-women team. The winery is Ketcham Estate in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma. After meeting Allie, her vibrant personality reflects in her wines. Life took a big turn … Read more

Rodney Strong Vineyards

Redefining Rodney Strong Wines

As September and California Wine Month come to a close, one winery deserves the honor of being recognized as a pioneer and leader in sustainability while pushing forward with an innovative mindset. That winery Rodney Strong Vineyards played an essential role in establishing Sonoma County. Observing the growth and alterations made over the years becomes … Read more

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National Rosé Day 2021: Eight Rosés For Summer Fun

As National Rosé Day 2021 comes around, it signals the beginning of summer and the best time to enjoy Rosé. Saturday, June 12th, the second Saturday of the month. It is the perfect time to start enjoying the crisp, bright, fresh demeanor of the various styles of Rosé. This year I am sharing an eclectically … Read more

Valentine's Day 2021 Wine

Valentine’s Day 2021: Romancing with Wine

Valentine’s Day 2021 may be a little different this year because we are in the midst of a pandemic, but whether we spend the day with the person we love or visit with them virtually, we can still enjoy a glass of wine.  My wine of choice for the day is Rosé.  The elegance of … Read more

Best Wine 2020

Year In Review: Best Wine 2020

As a wine writer, 2020 took on a different significance in terms of wine tasting.  You might say enjoying a bottle of wine brought us to a happier place.  The virtual wine tasting was the norm and still will be in 2021.  Wine get-togethers with friends are now virtual.  Looking back at the wine I … Read more

Halleck Vineyard Sebastopol Winery © Mark Wegner

Halleck Vineyard: Discover the First Sebastopol Winery

The art of giving is part of the intrigue for Halleck Vineyard because philanthropy and outstanding wine go together in Ross Halleck’s mind. There is more to the story of Halleck Vineyard as they develop a community through wine, making this small Sebastopol winery a gem of discovery as you become part of Halleck Vineyard … Read more

Rosé Wine 2020

Rosé Wine 2020: Seven Must Try Rosés

For me, when I think of the best summer wine, I think of Rosé because it makes an enjoyable and refreshing summer fare. Discovering the intricacies of Rosé, one finds diversity, whether it is the varieties that make up the wine or if the grapes are grown specifically for Rosé or utilize the Saignée method … Read more

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