Photo of the Week: Wine grape clusters ready for harvest in the Napa Valley
New Zealand is one of the more prominent New World wine producing countries. Their Marlborough region is a prime producer of Sauvignon Blanc wines, and Cloudy Bay Vineyards is one of the most famous wineries in this area.
Photo of the week: Wines served at Riedel Wine Seminar on Celebrity Summit cruise in the Southern Caribbean last month.
Experimenting with Foreign Wines: Ice Wine from Taiwan — We decided to try a local ice wine produced in Taiwan that sadly did not come close to the renowned ice wines from Canada and Germany.
Wine pairing dinner with Josef Chromy Wines from Tasmania at L’Atelier de Patrick French restaurant in Taipei, Taiwan
With so many wineries in the Napa Valley, how do you know which ones to visit? Normally, I visit my usual places but we decided to do something entirely different this time — just pick all new places and see what happens (it has long been a goal of mine to visit every winery in […]
During one of my many visits to the Napa Valley, Brett and I accidentally stumbled upon Waterstone Wines while at the Taste of Oxbow Center in Downtown Napa. We had finished a delightful lunch at the new Taylor’s Refresher and were stopping in at Gustavo Thrace across the street when I spotted a sign for Mahoney’s tasting room, whose wines I’ve tried several […]
Sadly, our wine collection at home has been rather neglected as of late – between traveling the past few months and moving into a new place, we calculated that we’ve eaten more meals at various airports than our own home so far this year! Last night was an unusually cold and windy night in Taipei so we opted to skip going out […]
Lava Cap Winery is located in El Dorado County in the Sierra-Nevada foothills, about an hour east of Sacramento. Volcanic eruptions from now extinct volcanoes coated this area in lava, much of which has disappeared through erosion. During the California Gold Rush era, miners found the richest gold-bearing gravels were under a thick layer of […]
Bainbridge Island Vineyards and Winery is a local winery serving 100% estate grown wines since 1977. They primarily focus on sweeter whites which is in part due to the climate in the Puget Sound region. Their wines were pretty good, even though I am not a huge fan of white wines in general (did try […]
Andretti winery is definitely a fun vineyard to check out on your Napa wine travels. It is owned by racing legend, Mario Andretti, and longtime friend, Joe Antonini (former CEO of Kmart). Many people are not aware that wine was Andretti’s second passion and he finally saw that come to life in 1996 when they founded the […]
I stumbled upon Arroyo winery many years ago after an article appeared in Southwest magazine on the top 5 lesser known vineyards to hit in the Napa region. Although the magazine article brought a lot headache due to a huge increase in visitors for a short while, some loyal wine lovers were created as well. […]