CATEGORY: Food & Wine Pairings   |   DATE: July 28th, 2015   |   COMMENTS: Be the First
Photo Credit: Eli Pitta Livermore Food and Wine Tastes Better All the Time Taste Our Terroir, 2015 edition, paired Livermore wineries and their chosen restaurant partners to create what were some memorable marriages of food and wine. This year, 19 winery and restaurant teams went head to head to win over the palates and hearts of both professional judges
CATEGORY: Wine Country   |   DATE: July 28th, 2015   |   COMMENTS: Be the First
Anderson Valley Wine Fathers & Daughters: Anderson Valley Wine Love Story By: Laura Ness The Anderson Valley is blessed with an abundance of beautiful vineyards: most are perched on hillsides, overflowing like a fermentation bin with overactive yeast. But some are in swales and flats, making for easier farming, but for the persistent threat of frost in the
CATEGORY: Videos, Wine Reviews   |   DATE: July 1st, 2015   |   COMMENTS: Be the First
Photo Credit: Wines of Turkey Wine Oh Wine Club Gets a Taste of Turkish Wine When you think of international wine Turkish wine might not be the first that comes to mind. So it might surprise you to find that wine historians believe that wine-making actually originated in this part of the world. With some evidence suggesting wine was a
CATEGORY: Wine Reviews   |   DATE: June 17th, 2015   |   COMMENTS: Be the First
Father's Day Wine 2 Neck ties need not apply. What Dad wants for Father’s Day and probably everyday is WINE!  But what wine the big guy will like depends a lot on his taste and his personality. So without further ado here are 8 Different Types of Father’s Day Wines for Dear Old Dad. Mountain Man If your Dad
CATEGORY: Videos, Wine Reviews   |   DATE: June 2nd, 2015   |   COMMENTS: Be the First
Wine Oh Wine Club: Brunello Montalcino Wine Oh Wine Club: Col d’Orcia Brunello Montalcino 2010 In this edition of the Wine Oh Wine Club we give you a taste of Tuscany. Tune in as we uncork a Brunello from one of Montalcino’s most historic wine producers, dating back to the 1700s. Owned by Count Francesco Marone Cinzano, Col d’Orcia is one
CATEGORY: Videos, Wine Reviews   |   DATE: May 13th, 2015   |   COMMENTS: Be the First
Chianti Classico Gran Selezione A Taste of Tuscany: Black Rooster at its Best I first heard about Chianti Classico Gran Selezione when I traveled to Tuscany in 2013 (video above highlights part of that trip). So naturally I was thrilled to be able to learn more about the high-end wine at the West Coast debut on May 11, 2015
CATEGORY: Wine Country   |   DATE: February 12th, 2015   |   COMMENTS: Be the First
Wine Trends Wine Market Council The stats about wine trends are in and the numbers are somewhat sobering. The bad news: consumers are not drinking more wine. The good news: consumers are drinking better wine. On February 6, 2015 wine journalists (like me), wine enthusiasts, and wine educators battled the (much needed) rain, and made their way to the Lincoln
CATEGORY: Travel & Lifestyle, Videos   |   DATE: January 27th, 2015   |   COMMENTS: Be the First
Ferrari Matteo_Camilla_Alessandro_Marcello_Lunelli It’s Full Speed Ahead for the Family Behind Ferrari Wine Meet the most influential family in Italian sparkling wine. Matteo, Marcello, Camilla, and Alessandro are the third generation of the Lunelli family to run Ferrari winery since Giulio Ferrari passed the reigns Bruno Lunelli in 1952. Well over 100 years later, Ferrari wine is the oldest,
CATEGORY: Food & Wine Pairings, Videos   |   DATE: January 16th, 2015   |   COMMENTS: Be the First
Pizza and Wine Pairing A16 A16 Secrets to Prepping Pizza Pie & Wine to Perfection In honor of Oakland Restaurant week we wanted to share this video shot by MySourceTV at A16 Rockridge. The Italian food and wine experts there show us how to make pizza and pair wine like a pro! In this video, Wine Oh TV’s Monique Soltani
CATEGORY: Travel & Lifestyle, Videos   |   DATE: January 13th, 2015   |   COMMENTS: Be the First
Loire Valley Wine Chinon Loire Valley Wine Holds Court Recently named one of the 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations of 2015 by Wine Enthusiast Magazine, the Loire Valley Wine Region is a wine lover’s dream destination. With its affordable wine, magnificent chateaux, and draw dropping scenery happily ever after comes easily in the heart of France. In this video,
CATEGORY: Travel & Lifestyle, Videos   |   DATE: December 17th, 2014   |   COMMENTS: Be the First
Loire Valley Wine Loire Valley Wine Holds Court Less than two hours from Paris, France and about 200 miles long the Loire Valley is a massive winemaking region. The wines of France’s most diverse wine region are as different as they are delicious. In this video, our wine travels take us on an educational adventure into the Loire
CATEGORY: Travel & Lifestyle, Videos   |   DATE: December 10th, 2014   |   COMMENTS: Be the First
Venice Italy, Trentino Travel Vacation in Venice & a Taste of Trentino, Italy A Venetian vacation either sounds like a dream come true or a nightmare tourist trap. Venice was built entirely on water and survived well into the 21st Century without cars. Today, it’s one of the largest care free areas in the world. Wading your way through
CATEGORY: Travel & Lifestyle, Videos   |   DATE: October 28th, 2014   |   COMMENTS: Be the First
Global Warming Italy Travel Wine Ferrari Finds Mountain Winemaking Makes the Difference You might have heard reports earlier this year blaming global warming for changing the wine world as we know it. The report published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences forecasts a drastic decline of wine production by 2050. The study claims climate change would impact traditional winemaking
CATEGORY: Travel & Lifestyle, Videos   |   DATE: October 21st, 2014   |   COMMENTS: Be the First
LOIRE VALLEY WINE Loire Valley Wine Holds Court There are 10 main wine producing regions in France. The most famous of course are Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne. Loire Valley wine might not be as well known but the heart of France is holding its own. The Loire Valley is the most massive and most diverse wine producing region
CATEGORY: Wine Reviews   |   DATE: October 15th, 2014   |   COMMENTS: Be the First
international wine world wine The world wide web has made the world of wine a whole lot smaller. International wine from virtually every country around the world is now available at your finger tips. From Grecian Greats to Royal Rieslings here are 7 Out of this World Wines from Around the World. GERMANY Prinz Von Hessen H Riesling 2012
CATEGORY: Videos, Wine Country   |   DATE: September 17th, 2014   |   COMMENTS: Be the First
Wine Corks 019 Study Claims Rising Temperatures Tainting Wine: Is it True? Is climate change ruining wine corks? A recent study says yes. What do industry insiders think? Climate change has the wine closure conversation heating up. In this video, Wine Oh TV’s Monique Soltani talks with the largest cork producer in Portugal and other wine cork experts
CATEGORY: Travel & Lifestyle, Videos   |   DATE: August 29th, 2014   |   COMMENTS: Be the First
Livermore Valley Wine Country Livermore Valley Wine Legends Welcome to one of California’s oldest wine regions and a wine region that helped shape the California wine industry that we know and love today. The Livermore Valley planted its first wine grapes in the 1760’s and has been making wine history ever since. Livermore Valley won America’s first international gold
CATEGORY: Videos, Wine Country   |   DATE: August 25th, 2014   |   COMMENTS: Be the First
Napa Earthquake Napa Valley Wine Industry Loses Wine But Keeps Its Spirit On Sunday, a few hours after the Napa Earthquake, Monique Soltani interviewed a South Napa Valley winemaker from Bouchaine Vineyards who says he hasn’t seen anything like this in his 30 plus years on the job. His story is one of many. On Sunday, a
CATEGORY: Videos, Wine Country   |   DATE: August 5th, 2014   |   COMMENTS: Be the First
East Bay Wine Country Oakland & Urban Wine Country The New York Times recently dubbed Oakland “Brooklyn by the Bay” and San Francisco Magazine gave the East Bay city its very own issue The Oakland Issue. The hot press is putting the East Bay on the map, but ask any local and they will tell you the East Bay
CATEGORY: Videos, Wine Reviews   |   DATE: June 3rd, 2014   |   COMMENTS: Be the First
Spanish Wine Monique Soltani Alvaro Palacios Learn About Spanish Wine in Less than 9 Minutes I recently went to 1760 to interview one of Spain’s most dynamic winemakers, Alvaro Palacios owner and winemaker of Palacios Remondo. The man partially responsible for revolutionizing the Spanish wine region and for making one of the finest wines made in Spain today, L’Ermita. Palacios energy and
CATEGORY: Videos, Wine Country   |   DATE: May 6th, 2014   |   COMMENTS: Be the First
Colby Red Wine Heart Colby Red: A Wine That’s Good For Everyone’s Heart When 11 year old Colby Groom asked his Dad if the two could team up to make a wine together, neither father nor son could predict the outcome of their success. In just a few years, their wine Colby Red has been featured on wine lists
CATEGORY: Travel & Lifestyle, Videos   |   DATE: April 22nd, 2014   |   COMMENTS: Be the First
Lodi Grape Festival Queens_Courtesy Lodi Grape Festival Grounds A Quick Look at Lodi Wine Country 100 miles east of San Francisco and just south of Sacramento you will discover Lodi Wine Country a wine region that’s been around for over 150 years and has been a continuous source of wine grapes since the 1850s. The Lodi Wine region features 100,000 acres of vineyards
CATEGORY: Videos, Wine Country   |   DATE: April 15th, 2014   |   COMMENTS: Be the First
Water Witch Marc Mondavi Winemaker Uses Higher Powers to Find Underground Water You don’t need to believe in magic to know that wine country has been thirsty for a water miracle during this difficult dry year. Throughout the drought we have seen rain dances, prayers and now witches are coming to the rescue. The Napa Valley has a secret
CATEGORY: Cooking & Recipes   |   DATE: July 14th, 2015   |   COMMENTS: Be the First
Sicilian Wine Looking for a new wine to add a little sizzle to your summer? How about taking a trip and a sip out of your comfort zone and giving Sicilian wine a try? In the last 15 years, Sicily has been working hard revitalizing indigenous grapes and crafting exciting, sophisticated, and vibrant red and white wines.
CATEGORY: Wine Reviews   |   DATE: July 10th, 2015   |   COMMENTS: Be the First
Silicon Valley Wine Auction Top Ten Wine Discoveries from Silicon Valley Wine Auction: By Laura Ness The first ever Silicon Valley Wine Auction, held at Levi’s Stadium by the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association, to benefit the Silicon Valley Education Foundation, garnered a fine turnout and raised north of $600k with both live and silent auctions, which included some
CATEGORY: Events   |   DATE: July 8th, 2015   |   COMMENTS: Be the First
Annual Wine Road Barrel Tasting Weekend Always a Blast Annual Wine Road Barrel Tasting Weekend Always a Blast: By Deb Robbins On a bright day in March my husband, Peter, and I headed up to the Russian River Valley for the 36th Annual Barrel Tasting Weekend(s). This annual event, coordinated by the Wine Road, offers the opportunity to taste barrel samples from over 100