Chardonnay

CATEGORY: Food & Wine Pairings   |   DATE: April 16th, 2014
Four days of epicurean overload can do you in. In Pebble Beach you have to pace yourself. Attending seminars and lunches can really give you some precious and meaningful insights into what makes this food and wine business so insanely attractive, and will also lead you to discoveries that you’d never otherwise encounter. I treasure
CATEGORY: Wine Education   |   DATE: April 1st, 2014
Spending the day tasting through red wine and white wine from Monterey’s amazing Santa Lucia Highlands is a wine lovers dream come true. The only hard part of tasting this legendary line up of Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs is picking a few to review. With that in mind here are a dozen wines that I
CATEGORY: Wine Education, Women in Wine   |   DATE: March 12th, 2014
Women Winemakers at Women of the Vine Pour The Fruits of Their Labors: by Laura Ness Wonderfully, the world of wine has been made ever more magical by the fact that so many wines are increasingly being made by women. You’d be surprised to learn how many women winemakers are behind the rather significant brands
CATEGORY: Wine Education   |   DATE: March 6th, 2014
2012 Jeff Runquist Barbera Wine Takes Best of Show at 2014 Jerry Mead NWIWC The Jerry Mead New World International Wine Competition marks its Silver Anniversary in 2014, celebrating 25 years of rewarding excellence. This year was no exception, with the crowning of the first Barbera to take top honors as “Best of Show” in
CATEGORY: Wine Education   |   DATE: February 11th, 2014
Santa Lucia Highlands Artisans Paint Beautiful Pictures of Vintage 2011, 2012: Tasting through a luscious lineup of brilliant Chardonnays and well-schooled Pinot Noirs, all from the Santa Lucia Highlands, is enough to restore your faith in winemaking. With few exceptions, the wines from this region, made by wineries far and wide, are singularly impressive. Each
CATEGORY: Food & Wine Pairings   |   DATE: February 3rd, 2014
Mushroom Wine and Food Pairing: What a difference a year makes. Last time around at the Big Sur Foragers Festival aka”Fungus Faceoff”, in January of 2013, it was freezing cold and everyone wanted to be in the sun. Nobody wanted to drink white wine and my knuckles were turning purple by day’s end. There were