As we continue to taste our way across the wineries of Sonoma County, we have learned so much about the history of this fascinating wine region and the families that have helped it become one of the country's best sources for wine. Two learnings in particular stand out. First, the influence of Italian immigrants on … Continue reading This wine is bottled at the source
If you are even casually interested in wine, you have surely read articles or blog posts extolling the virtues (or highlighting the downsides) of "natural" wines. For every wine enthusiast that champions natural wine, there is a wine spectator that thinks it is undrinkable swill. For those of us that are lucky enough to live … Continue reading Natural wine: not just for hipster somms
Having tasted thousands of wines in dozens of wine regions across the globe, I have heard some really strange (my husband says “dumb”) questions. For example, upon hearing a wine server refer to the blackberry and blueberry flavor notes: “When do they add the berries to the wine?” The same question has been asked about the wide range … Continue reading There’s no Vitamin C in Orange Wine
Celebrate women in wine to honor Women's History Month.
My husband keeps telling me that he is aging like a fine wine. When I ask him what this means, he says: "I'm getting better with age." Which naturally prompts me to ask: "Does wine really get better with age?" For clarification, I should say that I am not asking if a wine is better … Continue reading Is 40 the new 30 – for wine?