Tag: Napa Valley

This will be our shortest post ever

This will be our shortest post ever

This headline should make some of you happy, at least momentarily. And it is true - this will be a short post. We just wanted to link to a blog posted by our friends T Dracaena Wines. Not only are they super people, they make great wine. Here's a link to their blog post, which … Continue reading This will be our shortest post ever

Encountering a rare cat in Napa Valley

Encountering a rare cat in Napa Valley

We had the opportunity last week to meet Sharon Kazan Harris, the owner and Director of Winemaking at Rarecat Wines in Napa Valley.  There are a growing number of women vintners in Northern California wine country, but Sharon is one-of-a-kind.  Not only does her Rarecat label produce wines from Napa, she is also producing, importing … Continue reading Encountering a rare cat in Napa Valley

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