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
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
Celebrate International Women’s Day with Celebration of Women Vintners on March 8, 2014 at the 2nd Annual Women of the Vine Napa Valley Wine Tasting. MORE Uncorked®, More magazine’s first-to-market wine club, announces a continued partnership with Women of the Vine® to sponsor the second annual Women of the Vine® Grand Tasting Event at The
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
Santa Lucia Highlands Artisans Paint Beautiful Pictures of Vintage 2011, 2012: Tasting through a luscious lineup of brilliant Chardonnays and well-schooled Pinot Noirs, all from the Santa Lucia Highlands, is enough to restore your faith in winemaking. With few exceptions, the wines from this region, made by wineries far and wide, are singularly impressive. Each
2014 Barrel Tasting Weekend Saturday, March 29 & Sunday, March 30, 2014 12:00 PM – 4:30 PM Livermore Valley Wine Country 3585 Greenville Road, Livermore, CA, 94550 Tickets: $40 Advance/ $45 Day Of Taste wines right out of the barrel, meet winemakers and more. Each winery will host a unique experience during barrel tasting weekend
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
Robert Mondavi: Looking Back on a Wine Legend On June 18, 1913, wine pioneer Robert Mondavi was born and the wine world would never be the same. On the 100th anniversary of his birth, wine lovers came to the popular tourist destination Robert Mondavi Winery in Napa Valley. They raised their glasses to the California