An orgy of wine nerds and bloggers

An orgy of wine nerds and bloggers

Starting tonight, we will be one over 300 attendees at this year's Wine Bloggers Conference - WBC17.  This annual event brings together wine producers and reps, bloggers, PR professionals, social media gurus, wine tourism experts, and other wine nerds.  Although it is our first time, the conference is celebrating its 10th anniversary; for this event, … Continue reading An orgy of wine nerds and bloggers

So long October, and good riddance

So long October, and good riddance

For many in Northern California wine country, October was wicked and haunted indeed.  Today, on the last day of the month, we say goodbye to October 2017 and welcome November with open arms and a spirit of optimism and hope.  Last weekend we took to the car and drove about 250 miles through Napa and … Continue reading So long October, and good riddance

10 Personal Lessons from Wine Country fires

10 Personal Lessons from Wine Country fires

Two weeks after the first wildfire started its deadly tear through Northern California wine country, we are taking stock of things and wondering "what did we do wrong?" and "what could we have done better?"  Today's post will be more in the nature of a confessional because, in retrospect, we should have been so much … Continue reading 10 Personal Lessons from Wine Country fires

#NapaStrong. Proud of my community.

As most everyone knows, it has been a devastating four days in Napa Valley and neighboring Sonoma County.  Devastating wildfires have raged through our communities since late Sunday night, initially driven by winds that gusted at nearly 70 miles per hour.  At 1:30 a.m. Monday, the sound of someone banging on the front door and … Continue reading #NapaStrong. Proud of my community.