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As Auction Napa Valley gears up, the spotlight is on Raymond Vineyards

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 today's Napa Valley Barrel Auction so it’s in the spotlight – a [...]

By | May 31st, 2013|0 Comments

A behind-the-scenes glimpse at the Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge

From an impressive pool of wine the sweepstakes and the gold medal winners have now been selected, but they won’t be announced until June 5th in the Press Democrat. And you can’t coax the information out of any of the judges because we weren’t told who the winners were when we left the sweepstakes round this morning. We are, in short, just as curious as you are.

By | May 30th, 2013|0 Comments

Rhone Rangers invite you to drink pink

The group is hosting a Rhone rosé event this Saturday at Quivira Vineyards & Winery in Healdsburg. There will be about a dozen rosés poured at the event from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and it will be an opportunity to see what producers can do with Rhone varieties.

By | May 29th, 2013|0 Comments

As Auction Napa Valley gears up, Raymond Vineyards is in the spotlight

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 today's Napa Valley Barrel Auction so it’s in the spotlight – a [...]

By | May 22nd, 2013|Comments Off on As Auction Napa Valley gears up, Raymond Vineyards is in the spotlight

Pen in irreverence with the Sonoma Wine Country Weekend

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.)

By | May 16th, 2013|0 Comments

KJ Winery in new episode of ‘Undercover Boss’ Friday

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.

By | May 16th, 2013|0 Comments

Peek at the trailer for the new film “SOMM,” and the high drama behind the MS title

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/

By | May 9th, 2013|0 Comments

Kudos to Merry Edwards for winning a James Beard Award

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

By | May 7th, 2013|0 Comments

Bruce Bochy and Giants championship bubbly

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.

By | May 7th, 2013|0 Comments

Appetite for goodwill sipping?

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. [...]

By | May 3rd, 2013|0 Comments