Walking in to Silver Trident Winery in the Napa Valley town of Yountville, the first impression is that of being in someone's home (if someone's home was a Tuscan villa). This impression was reinforced as we walked past the foyer and saw a living room, dining room, and a small library - all designed with … Continue reading The wine is even better than the furniture
One of our very first wine tasting experiences in Sonoma County was about 10 years ago at Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards. Located on Highway 121 on the eastern end of the Carneros wine region, Gloria Ferrer sits on a hill with stunning views of vineyards and the surrounding mountains. The occasion for our first … Continue reading Vino, Glorious Vino
Last week we posted an article entitled "Top 10 ways to show off at wine tasting" (Top 10.) Today, we are focused on 10 ways to stand out from the crowd - but in a bad way. Hopefully everyone will consider this a list of things not to do rather than a list of suggested activities. … Continue reading Top 10 Ways to Embarass Yourself at Wine Tasting
Wine tasting trips can be fun and exciting, especially if the destination is a superior winery located in a renowned wine region such as Napa Valley, Tuscany, Bordeaux, Rioja or any of the New World regions (Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Argentina). These trips can also be intimidating given the massive amount of science that gets … Continue reading Top 10 Ways To Show Off At Wine Tasting
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.