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: Food & Wine Pairings   |   DATE: April 16th, 2014   |   COMMENTS: Be the First
Pebble Beach Food and Wine Pairing Four days of epicurean overload can do you in. In Pebble Beach you have to pace yourself. Attending seminars and lunches can really give you some precious and meaningful insights into what makes this food and wine business so insanely attractive, and will also lead you to discoveries that you’d never otherwise encounter. I treasure
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: Videos, Wine Reviews   |   DATE: April 8th, 2014   |   COMMENTS: Be the First
Prosecco 3 Essential Reasons You Can Drink Prosecco All Day Prosecco is officially the toast of the town. Prosecco recently beat out Champagne as the most popular sparkling wine in the world. There is no better time like the present to get to the bottom of the Italian bubbly. Wine Oh TV’s Monique Soltani headed to
CATEGORY: Videos, Wine Country   |   DATE: March 27th, 2014   |   COMMENTS: Be the First
California Drought California Drought: Grape Expectations A little over two months ago Governor Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency for the state of California. California’s rain totals are still nowhere near normal and it’s going to take several serious drenching’s to put a dent in the drought. The dry spell has certainly been on the minds of
CATEGORY: Videos, Wine Country   |   DATE: March 19th, 2014   |   COMMENTS: Be the First
Premiere Napa Valley 2014 2012 The Enchanted Napa Valley Vintage The country’s most sought after wine region lived up to its legacy when hungry wine enthusiasts converged on the Napa Valley for the record breaking 2014 Premiere Napa Valley Barrel Auction. The wine auction brought in close to twice as much money as it did last year raising $5.896
CATEGORY: Wine Reviews   |   DATE: March 12th, 2014   |   COMMENTS: Be the First
Women Winemakers Women of the Vine Women Winemakers at Women of the Vine Pour The Fruits of Their Labors: by Laura Ness Wonderfully, the world of wine has been made ever more magical by the fact that so many wines are increasingly being made by women. You’d be surprised to learn how many women winemakers are behind the rather significant brands
CATEGORY: Wine Reviews   |   DATE: March 6th, 2014   |   COMMENTS: Be the First
Barbera wine thumbnail 2012 Jeff Runquist Barbera Wine Takes Best of Show at 2014 Jerry Mead NWIWC The Jerry Mead New World International Wine Competition marks its Silver Anniversary in 2014, celebrating 25 years of rewarding excellence. This year was no exception, with the crowning of the first Barbera to take top honors as “Best of Show” in
CATEGORY: Wine Country   |   DATE: February 27th, 2014   |   COMMENTS: Be the First
Napa Valley Wine Scarecrow When I interviewed winemaker Celia Welch at this year’s Premiere Napa Valley she told me her Scarecrow Wine “has a little magic in it” (video to come later). I don’t think even she knew at that point just how magical her Premiere Napa Valley lot really was. The Napa Valley Vintners’ 18th annual Premiere Napa
CATEGORY: Travel & Lifestyle, Videos   |   DATE: February 26th, 2014   |   COMMENTS: Be the First
Bordeaux Harvest 2013 Bordeaux 2013: Seasons of Change By now you have heard the headlines as 2013 brought a year of wacky weather to Bordeaux: a cold front in the spring, hailstorms in the summer, and rain and rot that rocked the 2013 harvest. But you probably haven’t heard what was happening on the front lines of the
CATEGORY: Travel & Lifestyle, Videos   |   DATE: February 12th, 2014   |   COMMENTS: Be the First
Northern Italy Travel Milan More than Milan: Undiscovered Italian Treasures Culture, cuisine, fashion and finance, Italy’s Milan has it all. After you’ve seen Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper, experienced the La Scala opera house, and overindulged in designers, we invite you to take your travels even further and go beyond Milan. When you sashay beyond the catwalk you
CATEGORY: Wine Reviews   |   DATE: January 31st, 2014   |   COMMENTS: Be the First
Zinfandel ZAP Wine tasting Hey ZAP nice new digs! The Bay Area’s hottest Zinfandel wine tasting just got a whole lot hotter. The red wine tasting event known as ZAP put on by the Zinfandel Advocates and Producers decided to shake things up a bit and turned the former drunk fest into a highfalutin day of wine filled fun.
CATEGORY: Videos, Wine Country   |   DATE: January 29th, 2014   |   COMMENTS: Be the First
How to tell if a wine is bad Wine Tasting Tips with MS Tim Gaiser: How to tell if a wine is bad Ever open up a bottle of wine and wonder why it has that not so fresh feeling? Ever served a bottle of wine to your family and friends that you probably should have ditched down the drain? Well we sat
CATEGORY: Wine Reviews   |   DATE: January 27th, 2014   |   COMMENTS: Be the First
Zinfandel Red Wine ZAP ZAP: Zinfandel Red Wine Tasting New ZAP Still Zins by Laura Ness:The t-shirt said it all: Forgive Me, For I Have Zinned. Indeed, the wearer was not the only one in the company of Zinners at Saturday’s  at the Zin Experience at the Presidio in San Francisco on a day made for Zinning. While ZAP’s
CATEGORY: Travel & Lifestyle, Videos   |   DATE: January 21st, 2014   |   COMMENTS: Be the First
Bordeaux Wine Tours and Travel 4 Bordeaux Wine: On the Front lines of the Grapevines Last year, over three million tourists traveled to France with more than 700,000 of them making a grape escape to the Bordeaux wine region. Most people will live their entire life and never get a chance to travel to the world’s most well known wine region.
CATEGORY: Wine Reviews   |   DATE: January 13th, 2014   |   COMMENTS: Be the First
LIvermore Wine Wins Best Red Wine Once again a Livermore wine takes the lead! Congratulations to the guys named “Steve” at 3 Steves Winery in Livermore Wine Country for winning best red wine at the 2014 San Francisco Chronicle Competition for their 2011 Cienega Zinfandel! Wow, that’s the second Best of Show in the last three years for a Livermore wine.
CATEGORY: Videos, Wine Country   |   DATE: January 10th, 2014   |   COMMENTS: Be the First
Bordeaux, Bordeaux Wine, Red Wine, Wine Tasting, Merlot, St. Emilion The Best of Bordeaux Wine for Under $50 Bucks Many people think of Bordeaux wine as out of reach. At a recent wine tasting of the Merlot driven red wine appellation of Saint-Émilion, I learned the wines from the Bordeaux’s Right Bank are elegant, balanced, and pleasing on the palate and the pocketbook. Over 30
CATEGORY: Travel & Lifestyle, Videos   |   DATE: December 20th, 2013   |   COMMENTS: Be the First
Sparkling Wine Franciacorta Falling in Love with Franciacorta ‘Tis the season for Sparkling Wine. Now is the time when wine enthusiasts around the world are looking to bust out the bubbly and celebrate the holiday season. If you want to ring in the new year in style then we suggest you fill your flute (or wine glass) with
CATEGORY: Videos, Wine Country   |   DATE: December 12th, 2013   |   COMMENTS: Be the First
Wine Napa Valley Film Festival Monique Soltani Winemakers, Movie Magic & Mary Poppins Wine Country Gone Hollywood: Napa Valley Film Festival: I’m not sure if it’s because I grew up in Hollywood or if it’s because I’ve always been a believer in the magic of make believe but there is something so special about watching a movie. Films can truly take you
CATEGORY: Travel & Lifestyle, Videos   |   DATE: December 6th, 2013   |   COMMENTS: Be the First
Wine OH TV Paso Robles Travel California Wine Pioneers After traveling to Paso Robles in October 2013, I wasn’t the least bit surprised when I heard the news that Wine Enthusiast named Paso Robles the 2013 Wine Region of the Year. Paso Robles Wine Country is exactly halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco on the Central Coast of California. The wine
CATEGORY: Travel & Lifestyle, Videos   |   DATE: November 26th, 2013   |   COMMENTS: Be the First
Bordeaux Wine Tasting Travel The Real Bordeaux Whether you fancy yourself a French wine expert, or just a wine enthusiast looking to soak up all that these famous wines have to offer, we are getting to the bottom of Bordeaux wines and, uncovering a few facts, you certainly Don’t Know About Bordeaux. For starters, the main grape variety in
CATEGORY: Travel & Lifestyle, Videos   |   DATE: October 23rd, 2013   |   COMMENTS: Be the First
Monique Soltani Franciacorta Franciacorta The glitz and glamor that go along with Northern Italy’s passion for fashion has gotten them all of the international glory, until now. The same region that makes some of the most sought after Italian brands in the world (Prada, Gucci, Ferrari) has been hiding away Italy’s best kept secret. With one sip of
CATEGORY: Wine Reviews   |   DATE: October 7th, 2013   |   COMMENTS: Be the First
Livermore Wine Learn about Livermore Wine: There is nothing like blind tasting wines with a group of “experts.” Recently, I had the great pleasure to blind taste a series of 2009 Cabernet blends from the Northern Hemisphere with colleagues Virginie Boone (Wine Enthusiast), Randy Caparoso (Sommelier Journal), Mike Dunne (Sacramento Bee) and W. Blake Gray (The Gray
CATEGORY: Videos, Wine Country   |   DATE: September 27th, 2013   |   COMMENTS: Be the First
Merlot Merlot Me Ever since the movie Sideways, Merlot has been viewed by many as the ugly redheaded stepchild of the wine world. Well we are giving you permission to fall in love with Merlot all over again. When you watch this video you will find AT LEAST 10 Things You Don’t Know About Merlot. Wine
CATEGORY: Videos, Wine Country   |   DATE: September 13th, 2013   |   COMMENTS: Be the First
How to taste wine like a master somm Wine Tasting Tips with MS Tim Gaiser: Establishing a Routine There are a little over 200 Master Sommeliers in the world and Tim Gaiser is one of them. Want to learn how to taste wine like a Master Sommelier or simply learn a little more about the art of tasting wine? Well watch and learn.
CATEGORY: Videos, Wine Reviews   |   DATE: August 30th, 2013   |   COMMENTS: Be the First
Wine On Tap Wine Trends: Wine On Tap We are tapping in to the latest wine trend. Call it keg wine, wine on tap, just as long as you bypass the wine bottle. In this wine video, Wine Oh TV‘s Monique Soltani meets with the founders of Free Flow Wines to get to the bottom of barrel wine.
CATEGORY: Travel & Lifestyle, Videos   |   DATE: August 27th, 2013   |   COMMENTS: Be the First
Traveling in Tuscany Wine Chianti Classico Experience Conceiving the nectar of the gods is a labor of love in the Tuscan wine region where Tuscans have been enjoying the fruits of their labor for centuries. The recipes that have been handed down for generations are the backbone and the heartbeat of this land where heritage and home go hand
CATEGORY: Videos, Wine Country   |   DATE: July 26th, 2013   |   COMMENTS: Be the First
MMondavi_vintage barrel_1967 200 dpi Wine Oh TV’s 100th Episode with Michael Mondavi Most people could interchange the name Mondavi for wine like you would Q-tips for a cotton swab or Kleenex for a tissue. When you have name like Mondavi you aren’t just a name you are a brand. With a big name comes big responsibilities and Michael Mondavi takes
CATEGORY: Travel & Lifestyle, Videos   |   DATE: July 23rd, 2013   |   COMMENTS: Be the First
IMG_4724 Wine Marquis of Tuscany If you are lucky enough to plan a trip to travel in Tuscany, then wine tasting and touring in the Chianti Classico wine region has got to be at the top of your wine lovers wish list. If you are like a lot of  folks and can’t spare the expense of
CATEGORY: Videos, Wine Reviews   |   DATE: July 11th, 2013   |   COMMENTS: Be the First
Monique Soltani,  Mondavi, Rosenblum Winemakers: Angelina Mondavi & Shauna Rosenblum 2013 International Women’s Wine Competition Results: Ladies listen up, here are seven wines you must try! These are the best wines for women because they were rated and reviewed with the feminine mystique in mind. The International Women’s Wine Competition is expertly judged by women for women wine buyers.
CATEGORY: Travel & Lifestyle, Videos   |   DATE: July 2nd, 2013   |   COMMENTS: Be the First
IMG_4809 Okanagan Valley Travel Tips Before making your next travel plans, you might want to consider a trip to British Columbia, Canada, especially if you are interested in wine tasting, touring and exploring. The Okanagan Valley runs for 125 miles and is home to more than 100 wineries. British Columbia is about a four hour-drive from
CATEGORY: Food & Wine Pairings, Videos   |   DATE: April 10th, 2013   |   COMMENTS: Be the First
mailer_20130123_1 Up Close & Very Personal with Celebrity Chefs & Winemakers If you want a front row seat to the epicurean event of the year, you better be prepared to dish out some serious dough, but if you prefer breaking bread to spending it you’re in the right place! We are letting you get so up
CATEGORY: Wine Reviews   |   DATE: March 25th, 2013   |   COMMENTS: Be the First
Game of Thrones Wine Pairings Game of Thrones season 4 premiere kicks off April 6, 2014, and most Thronee’s/GOTer’s I know will want a skin of wine to pair with their favorite fantasy novel turned hit HBO show, and for that we are serving up several Game of Thrones Wine Pairings worthy of Westeros and the REALM. No matter where
CATEGORY: Events   |   DATE: April 13th, 2014   |   COMMENTS: Be the First
Paso Robles Cabernet Get ready for the “CABs of Distinction” wine tasting event in Paso Robles, April 25-26. Put on by a consortium of winemakers who wholeheartedly believe Paso is holy ground for producing the King of Grapes, this event provides the perfect opportunity to indulge in spectacular quality wines from producers of world-class Cabernet Sauvignon and red
CATEGORY: Wine Reviews   |   DATE: April 1st, 2014   |   COMMENTS: Be the First
Monterey Red Wine White Wine Spending the day tasting through red wine and white wine from Monterey’s amazing Santa Lucia Highlands is a wine lovers dream come true. The only hard part of tasting this legendary line up of Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs is picking a few to review. With that in mind here are a dozen wines that I