Switchback Ridge Wine

Switchback Ridge Wine: Paving A Legacy in Calistoga

The history of Switchback Ridge wine is the story of the oldest continuously owned winery in Calistoga and on the Silverado Trail. The Petersons legacy chronicles the Napa Valley region from the early 1900s to the present day. It also reveals some of the first women in wine and their role in sustaining a vineyard

Best Wine 2023 Year In Review

Best Wine 2023: Year In Review

It is that time of the year for me to share my list of the best wine 2023, my year in review. Besides the various in-person and Zoom tastings I attended here in Los Angeles this year, I traveled to North Carolina to discover the Yadkin Valley’s Surry County Wine Trail and The Crest of

Y by Yoshiki

Under The Sky With Y By Yoshiki

A child prodigy at the piano becomes the rage of Japan and the most influential composer in the country’s history. His pursuit of music, from classical to rock, has given him many opportunities not just as a musician, songwriter, composer, and filmmaker. Yoshiki Hayashi has pursued his interest with a clothing line but now has

Flora Springs Holiday Cabernet Sauvignon

Enjoying Holiday Cabernet Sauvignon with Flora Springs

Let’s get into the festive Christmas spirit with red wine. Flora Springs, Napa Valley, celebrates the season with their holiday Cabernet Sauvignon. These special etched bottles are a keepsake. It is the perfect gift for the Cabernet lover, as I discovered a very Christmassy wine with rich fruit. History of Flora Springs Understanding the background

Wine of the Sea

Wine Of The Sea: A Gift From The Adriatic

Recently, I discovered a unique gift for the wine lover who has everything. Gifting someone a bottle from Wine of the Sea is an excellent holiday option. The premise is the wine ages in the sea for six months to a year, depending on the variety. In this case, the wines aged in the Adriatic.

Stone Ashe View - Crest of the Blue Ridge Wine Trail

Explore North Carolina’s Crest of the Blue Ridge Wine Trail

Located just outside Hendersonville lies the Crest of the Blue Ridge Wine Trail. Seven wineries make up the Crest of the Blue Ridge AVA and wine trail. I visited five of the seven. This area’s attraction lies not only with its wineries but within the entire Henderson County, the city of Henderson, its art, restaurants,

Thanksgiving 2023 - Pumpkins and Sunflowers in Solvang

Thanksgiving 2023: Four Red Wines For Your Holiday Feast

Thanksgiving 2023 is upon us, and as we prepare to share our menu with family and friends, we begin to think about the best Thanksgiving wine to serve with our feast. This year, I am leaning towards a lighter-bodied red wine that complements turkey but does not overpower the meal. Here are four wines I

Wines From Campania

Wines From Campania Are Highlighted At Campania Unveiled

Campania Unveiled was the theme of a winetasting and masterclass offered by IACCW, Italy-American Chamber of Commerce West. From the scenic landscapes of Southern Italy, Campania beckons us with its culinary delights and unique winemaking that has been around for centuries. From the exquisite coastlines of Amalfi, Naples, Pompeii, Positano, Salerno, and Sorrento to the

Napa Valley Winery Eleven Eleven Wines

The Unique Story of Napa Valley Winery Eleven Eleven Wines

Wine is about taking in the moment to make your moment memorable. It becomes part of the winetasting experience and the significance of winemaking. In the case of Napa Valley winery Eleven Eleven Wines, it represents a flash in time when one has the opportunity to enjoy their wine. This theme represents the meaning behind

Weekend Escape to Santa Maria Valley - Presquile Winery Pond

Weekend Escape to Santa Maria Valley

When I think of fall, I think of the changing colors in the vineyard as the lush green grape vines turn yellow and orange. It is the perfect time for a weekend escape to Santa Maria Valley. Not only is it the ideal time to enjoy the wineries, but it is time to enjoy the

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