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There’s more than valley in Napa Valley

There’s more than valley in Napa Valley

Highway 29 and the Silverado Trail wind their way through some of the most well-known appellations in wine country:  Stags Leap District, Oakville, and Rutherford, to name a few.  Along the "valley floor" there are dozens of wineries, many of which are household names; some wineries have even achieved cult-wine status.  But where there is … Continue reading There’s more than valley in Napa Valley

My 3 favorite things: cake, bread, wine

Most of the wineries we write about are family owned, small-production ventures.  Last Sunday we went to Cakebread Cellars, one of the Valley's most established wineries and one that by no measure would be considered "small production."  Annually, Cakebread produces over 150,000 cases of wine, which translates to nearly 2 million bottles.  Clearly, Cakebread is … Continue reading My 3 favorite things: cake, bread, wine

At Moshin Vineyards gravity is good for the wine

At Moshin Vineyards gravity is good for the wine

We usually don’t think of wine and gravity going together.  When I knock over a glass of wine, gravity causes the precious juice to fall to the floor.  Or worse yet, when the 2014 Napa earthquake struck, gravity maliciously conspired with shaking of the Earth to cause many bottles of wine to plummet to their … Continue reading At Moshin Vineyards gravity is good for the wine

See, Sniff, Swirl, Sip, Spit. Repeat.

See, Sniff, Swirl, Sip, Spit. Repeat.

When you live in Napa Valley it is common for other locals to ask "have you been to [fill in the name of a winery]."  Sometimes we answer in the affirmative but often we have to admit we are unfamiliar with the winery in question.  Over the past month we got "the question" twice about … Continue reading See, Sniff, Swirl, Sip, Spit. Repeat.

I can’t make “pun” of this winery’s name

I can’t make “pun” of this winery’s name

For every one of our blog posts we have an important introductory step that takes place before we write a single word:  brainstorm a headline.  For reasons even we do not fully understand, we cannot get started before the headline has been cast in stone.  Usually, the headline is a play on words or a … Continue reading I can’t make “pun” of this winery’s name