Hudson Valley Wine Goddess

Taking The Intimidation Out Of Wine

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

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

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...

Living the American Dream: Ordaz Family Wines

People immigrate to the United States to “live the American Dream,” I know that is what my grandfather did immigrating from Hungary in the 1920’s and that is what Jesus (Chuy) Ordaz did in the 70’s. One day you’ll make it, the border patrol told Jesus Ordaz and double...

What the California Rains Mean to the Vineyards

This has been a challenging winter in California. It seems it’s either feast of famine when it comes to rain. I’ve been visiting California yearly for 37 years and I must say I have never seen it so green. Before my trip out I was watching the weather reports of all...

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