CATEGORY: News   |   DATE: February 24th, 2015   |   COMMENTS: Be the First
Women of the Vine Women and wine loving friends I’m thrilled to be one of the speakers at this year’s Women of the Vine Global Symposium. I hope you will join me!  I will be on the Perfect Pitch Panel moderated by my favorite Wine Fashionista Mary Orlin. If you can’t make the entire weekend, the “Women of the
CATEGORY: Wine Country   |   DATE: February 16th, 2015   |   COMMENTS: Be the First
Anderson Valley Alsace Festival Greenwood Ridge Afternoon Vineyard A Winter Wonderland of White Wine at Alsace Festival in Anderson Valley by Laura Ness It’s still snowing to beat the band back east – those poor people. But here in Northern California, we had a bit of wintry weather over the weekend, especially the farther north you traveled. For the first time in its
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: Events   |   DATE: February 12th, 2015   |   COMMENTS: Be the First
10959669_711230665663616_5387618969992457356_n Join me at Jessup Cellars on February 28! Come to Napa Valley for the Jessup Cellars 2015 TasteMaker Speaker Series that kicks-off on Saturday, February 28 from 7:00pm to 9:30pm with acclaimed photojournalist George Rose’s Rock ‘n’ Roll in Black & White forum and exhibition. During a prolific 17-year career as a photojournalist in the
CATEGORY: Cooking & Recipes   |   DATE: February 9th, 2015   |   COMMENTS: Be the First
Valentine's Day Breakfast in Bed Looking for a creative way to make your wine lover’s heart skip a beat this Valentine’s Day or any day of the year? Get sentimental and show your wine loving sweetheart you have a heart by making him or her feel like royalty on the most romantic day of the year. Here are 9 Ways
CATEGORY: Food & Wine Pairings   |   DATE: February 2nd, 2015   |   COMMENTS: Be the First
7 Victorious Vegetarian Dishes & Zinfandel Wine Pairings The 24th annual Zinfandel Experience brought Zinfandel wine lovers from around the world to the Bay Area. In celebration of the largest single varietal tasting of its kind. Wine enthusiasts from all walks of life mixed and mingled with winemakers and master chefs as they embarked on an epic epicurean adventure. They wined and dined
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: Events   |   DATE: January 22nd, 2015   |   COMMENTS: Be the First
YOUNTVILLE LIVE Inaugural “Yountville Live” Festival March19-22 With performances by multi-platinum-selling artists including Colbie Caillat and the group O.A.R., food by celebrity chefs and local stars, and the finest wines, the inaugural Yountville Live offers the ultimate Wine Country experience March 19-22 in the heart of the Napa Valley. Long considered the culinary and viticultural center of
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: 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: Wine Reviews   |   DATE: March 25th, 2013   |   COMMENTS: Be the First
Game of Thrones Wine Pairings Game of Thrones Season 5 kicks off April 12, 2015, 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 you
CATEGORY: Events   |   DATE: February 26th, 2015   |   COMMENTS: Be the First
Idaho wine Film Idaho Wine, From Bud to Taste Bud will premiere at the Sun Valley Film Festival on Thursday, Mar. 5 at the NexStage Theatre in Ketchum, Idaho. The film chronicles the history of viticulture in Idaho and explores the future of this burgeoning industry. It was produced by Peppershock Media of Nampa, with support from the
CATEGORY: Events   |   DATE: February 17th, 2015   |   COMMENTS: Be the First
Westin Wellness Weekend Napa The Westin Verasa Napa to Host Third Annual Wine, Women and Wellness Weekend March 6 – 8 Held in Honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, this Girls Getaway Will Offer an Array of Wellness Activities including a Female Wine Tasting Reception and Winemaker Dinner at La Toque. Now celebrating its third year,