From the road the property may seem like a traditional Napa Valley winery, but when you step a little closer you begin to see the exotic in this place. Right now the winery is prepping itself to host the Napa Valley Barrel Auction next Friday so it’s in the spotlight – a place in which that charismatic Frenchman Jean Charles Boisset is comfortable. Boisset, of Boisset Family Estate, heads up his family’s interests in North America, and he bought Raymond… Read More »
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The theme is Sonoma Somba so expect plenty of Carmen-Miranda look-a-likes at theSonoma Wine Country Weekend. ( See details below regarding tickets and the full weekend roll out Aug. 30 to Sept. 1st.)
Rick Tigner, president of Kendall-Jackson Winery, will appear yet again on the CBS reality series Friday, and this episode will feature the most intriguing bossses from the four season series.
The documentary SOMM trails four people and the high drama that goes on behind the scenes as they’re preparing to pass the Master Sommelier exam, which by all accounts, is killer.
Take a peek:
http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/somm/… Read More »
It’s actually no surprise to those who know Merry Edwards well why she won a James Beard Award for outstanding wine professional. She never gave up back when the wine world was not so friendly to women
San Francisco Giants Team Manager Bruce Bochy may seem to be caught up in baseball 24/7, but when he’s off you may bump into him in Wine Country.
Of course Bochy wouldn’t disclose much about where he roams when he was at AT&T Park on Monday. He only said that he frequents this area and he’s a wine guy who drinks red, white and champagne.… Read More »
Adler Fels is partnering with the National Park Foundation on a collection of wines and the winery is donating $2 from every bottle sold to the foundation. The first two wines to roll out are the Artisan White and the Artisan Red ($15.99) featuring an iconic image of Yosemite Park. Take a peek at www.nationalparkswinecollection.com.Yosemite Artisan Red is a blend of zinfandel, syrah, merlot and petite sirah, while Yosemite Artisan White is a blend of viognier, moscato, semillon and sauvignon… Read More »
There’s a wine tasting in the offing that courts the exotic, which makes it a bit mysterious, giving it Raymond Chandler intrigue, Before I tell you the back story, pen this date in your calendar – May 11th – for what is being billed as “The Seven Percent Solution Tasting.”… Read More »
Do you squeeze a vacation into a 24-hour sprint? If so, you’re in good company.
It turns out that day trippers are the largest segment of tourists — 66.2 percent – and they fancy wine tasting, with an average of 3.5 tasting rooms typically on their itinerary, according to a recent study.… Read More »
Randall Grahm, the zany Rhone Ranger tells all. In our Q&A, Grahm has plenty to say about the state of Rhone varietals on American turf, off beat packaging and why he suspects he’s not really a maverick even though the world sees him as one.… Read More »