Conn Creek Small Lot Wines

Conn Creek Small Lot Wines

Conn Creek Winery a winery I have passed numerous times on the Silverado Trail and have never stopped in. Why? I don’t know, but after this #winestudio program you bet I will be stopping by the next time I am in Napa. Conn Creek was founded in 1973 and is named after...
Looking Through Rosé Colored Glasses

Looking Through Rosé Colored Glasses

In 2016 Bonterra won Wine Enthusiast’s American Winery of the Year so imagine how excited I was when the 2016 Bonterra Rosé showed up at my doorstep to taste for the June #winestudio program. Ya I was excited and honored. The folks at Bonterra wanted to make sure we...
Rose All Day with Domaines Paul Mas

Rose All Day with Domaines Paul Mas

The Languedoc region is home to a variety of soil types and variety of grapes which makes it a great region to produce Rose wine both still and sparkling. It is also home to Limoux which is known as the birthplace for sparkling wine in France dating back to 1554. Who...
My Love Hate Relationship with Rose

My Love Hate Relationship with Rose

True confession comes…I didn’t like Rosé wines. Back in 2011 I spent the summer trying to find a Rosé wine I liked. I wasn’t that successful and I tried many, from all over the world made with all different grapes. Now fast forward to 2016, last year, during our...
Rose Wine, Cigars and Pizza

Rose Wine, Cigars and Pizza

This is the summer of Rose for me.  I have tasted and drank more Rose than I have in all the years I’ve been drinking wine.  The one thing about this summer is I’ve learned to appreciate Rose. I’ve been pairing the wine with many different...
Summer of Rose – Chateau d’Aqueria from Tavel

Summer of Rose – Chateau d’Aqueria from Tavel

Tavel is located in the Southern Rhone region of France.  It is the only AOC region in France that produces only Rose wines. Grenache is the base of all the Rose wines in Tavel.   The coloring of the Rose wines from Tavel are either salmon or a deep ruby...