Wine that fits the bill

Writing a blog can take up a significant amount of precious free time, especially if you feel compelled, as we do, to post at least once a week.  With the pressure of jobs, kids, dogs, and the rest of life, we sometimes ask ourselves “is it worth it?”  Just when one of us feels like taking… Continue reading Wine that fits the bill

Wine With A ‘Tude.

American playwright Edward Albee (“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf”) once wrote:  “Sometimes it’s necessary to go a long distance out of the way in order to come back a short distance.”  That is, more or less, how we found our way to Etude Wines, a winery located in the Carneros region of the Napa Valley.  On… Continue reading Wine With A ‘Tude.

It’s All Greek To Me.

Tarla Mediterranean Bar & Grill in Napa is located on First Street in the heart of our town.  For the two-and-a-half years that we have lived here, we had been there exactly …zero times.  In our defense, while we have heard many good things about it, we just had not made it there.  What finally… Continue reading It’s All Greek To Me.

You can still order a Cab here.

After nearly a week and a half in the heat and humidity of New York and Boston, we were happy to be home and ready to hit the trail and enjoy some Napa Valley wine.  And we hit the trail, literally: Silverado Trail.  There are two main thoroughfares through Napa Valley – Highway 29 and Silverado Trail.  Of… Continue reading You can still order a Cab here.

A 158-Year-Old Family Winery

Living in Napa, literally within walking distance to local wineries, we often get locked in to our hometown wineries.  For the past few years, we have  been working our way up and down the Napa Valley and mostly ignoring wineries in neighboring Sonoma.  This weekend, we decided to break out and get out of town… Continue reading A 158-Year-Old Family Winery

Out of the Glass And Into the Cup

Visitors to Napa and Sonoma counties usually pack their days full of visits to wineries and restaurants and leave very little time for other activities.  After all, why come all the way to wine country and carve out time for non-wine-related activities?  The truth is, sometimes you get “wined out.”  While this may not be… Continue reading Out of the Glass And Into the Cup

Like Nonna’s cooking. If Nonna was a world-class chef.

The relatively tiny hamlet of Yountville in Napa Valley (population roughly 3,000) is home to some truly spectacular restaurants, including one with the coveted three Michelin stars and another with one Michelin star.  Among the remaining restaurants, there are several run by well-known celebrity chefs.  The San Francisco Chronicle’s well-regarded food critic included 6 Yountville restaurants among the… Continue reading Like Nonna’s cooking. If Nonna was a world-class chef.