Tri-Tip Steak and Duckhorn, a #MerlotMe Classic #WinePW

7th Annual Collaboration between #WinePW and #MerlotMe2021 marks the 7th year our Wine Pairing Weekend writers have partnered with the Merlot producers in support of the October month-long #MerlotMe celebration. We continue to find new ways to partner this adaptable wine with food. Take a look below for links to all our posts. You might … Continue reading

Preview the Wine Pairing Weekend #MerlotMe Celebration #WinePW

The Wine Pairing Weekend Merlot Wine Pairing ArchiveOur Wine Pairing Weekend writers have been signing the praises of Merlot in collaboration with the #MerlotMe producers every October for the last six years. This year, we’ll continue our quest to raise the visibility of this fine grape in wine drinker’s consciousness. Over the years we have … Continue reading

An Invitation to Shout #MerlotMe from the Rooftops #WinePW

The #MerlotMe Voice in the Wilderness ContinuesOur Wine Pairing Weekend writers have been singing the praises of Merlot in collaboration with the #MerlotMe producers every October for the last six years. This year, we’ll continue our quest to raise the visibility of this fine grape in wine drinker’s consciousness. Why Not Join Along? Here’s How:If … Continue reading

Surprisingly Fresh in Navarra with Itxas Harri #WorldWineTravel

Navarra Explorations with World Wine TravelNavarra is a less known region in the Northeast of Spain. Our World Wine Travel writers are researching Navarra through wine and food this month. Take a look below for links to all their great finds! My posts continue to focus on low intervention, organic, biodynamic and natural wine producers, … Continue reading

Embrace the Base of the Côtes du Rhône Pyramid #Winophiles

Embracing the Base of the Rhône PyramidThis month, our French Winophiles are back in a favorite region – the Rhône Valley. The Rhone Valley straddles its namesake river and extends 250km from north to south. The northern section of the wine region is much cooler, with a continental climate. The southern section features a warm … Continue reading

Old Vines at Nicolini Ranch: The Movie

Jancis Robinson’s Old Vine Wine Writing CompetitionYou may remember my excited post from earlier this summer. My entry to Jancis Robinson’s 2021 wine writing competition was selected for posting on Jancis’ website. While I didn’t make it into the finals, my goal was to be posted so I consider it a huge success! Here’s a … Continue reading

Obsidian Wine Company’s Adventures Redefine the Tasting Room

Press Release Turns into a VisitThis spring, I received a press release detailing a new approach to winery visits and tasting. My interest was piqued as I did a little research on the winery, Obsidian Wine Co. Since I was headed out to Napa in May for a WSET exam, I contacted the PR person … Continue reading

Our Südtirol – Alto Adige Gewürztraminer Surprise

Our Gewürztraminer SurpriseThis post started out as a normal “pairing wines with dinner” until it was hijacked by this Gewürztraminer at the firepit on a late summers evening. Intrigued? Read on. I love wines from the Südtirol – Alto Adige region of Italy. Nestled up into the lower slopes of the Dolomite mountains, the wines … Continue reading

Valencia Inspires Our First Paella #WorldWineTravel

Maps courtesy of Vineyards.com World Wine Travel Writers Explore Valencia and MurciaThis month, we travel virtually to the sunny Mediterranean coast of Spain, to the wine regions of Valencia and Murcia. Valencia is the historic home of paella, though that dish has grown to be a hallmark for the entire country. The wines are less … Continue reading

My Article on JancisRobinson.com!

Among wine enthusiasts, Jancis Robinson is household name. Awarded the Master of Wine title in 1984, she is author or co-author of several classic wine reference texts used by wine students worldwide including Wine Grapes, Oxford Companion to Wine, World Atlas of Wine. Her website, JancisRobinson.com offers both free and subscription based content for readers … Continue reading

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