Laura Ness

CATEGORY: Wine Education   |   DATE: May 11th, 2015
Amador Four Fires: Ablaze With Wine & Food by: Laura Ness Featuring wines from the four major regions that make Amador county a magnet for winegrowers and wine lovers, Amador Four Fires is a new event to celebrate the varietals of Iberia, the Rhone, Italy and “Heritage California,” which include Zinfandel, Primitivo and Mission, the
CATEGORY: Wine Country   |   DATE: November 7th, 2014
Eastside Paso Robles Oasis: Bianchi Winery By: Laura Ness You may have noticed that Paso Robles has gotten quite a lot of press lately for its 11 new sub-AVAs being approved after ten tough years of wrangling. During that time, the number of wineries has grown to over 300, which means that visiting Paso Robles
CATEGORY: Wine Education   |   DATE: August 13th, 2014
Mendocino: A Dragon With Two Tails by Laura Ness The Mendocino AVA is huge, more for its climactic variation than its total land area: Wine Institute figures indicate it spans 275,200 acres, encompassing ten distinct sub AVAs, with two more pending. The total area planted to vineyards is currently 17,000 acres: compare that to 40,000
CATEGORY: Wine Education   |   DATE: November 18th, 2013
A Horse of A Different Color: Saint-Emilion Grands Crus Classes By: Laura Ness When I was a teenager, I finally convinced my Mother to pay for horseback riding lessons: something I’d wanted to do since I was able to walk. My instructor, who lived even farther out in the boonies of the Hudson Valley than