Celebrating with Cesari

Celebrating with Cesari

I dropped the ball on this. I received this wine as a sample back in July and never had the opportunity to open the wine. I feel it’s important, not just to taste the wine, but to celebrate something with a special bottle and Amarone is special. Amarone is a special...
Wine Review: Pizza and  Chionetti

Wine Review: Pizza and Chionetti

“This wine is made for food”, the first words out of Paul’s mouth with a piece of prosciutto and a sip of the 2013 Chionetti San Luigi Dogliani DOCG. The proscuitto ended up on our pizza with other Italian meats. The wine, well it was a perfect pairing. The 2013...
Napa by Appointment: Bell Wine Cellars

Napa by Appointment: Bell Wine Cellars

I recently spent a few days in Napa before heading to the bay area for a party. Every stop we made was pre-arrange by appointment. This is a wonderful way to experience the wineries! There was no cattle call, making your way to the tasting room bar and the people...
Handprints from the Vineyard

Handprints from the Vineyard

My UPS driver brings me many boxes with wine in it, but this box was different! It was from The Meeker Vineyard for the next #winestudio program and I opened it with the help of my 7 year old neighbor who happened to be over. Lily is seven and knows nothing about...
Stoutridge Winery to Open Distillery

Stoutridge Winery to Open Distillery

I stopped in an saw Steve and Kim over at Stoutridge Winery and checked out their new distilling operation. Steve is one of the most enthusiastic and passionate person when it comes to everything he does. Please listen to the podcast because my summary is nothing...