Wine Reviews

CATEGORY: Wine Education   |   DATE: August 15th, 2013
You wouldn’t expect to find a New York based cheesemaker at wine festival in Carmel, but it seems fitting to pair zesty cheeses with acid driven wines like you find in Monterey county. At the Monterey Winegrower’s Annual Winemaker’s Celebration at the Barnyard in Carmel, last Saturday, I was lucky to encounter Yancey’s Fancy Cheeses,
CATEGORY: Wine Education   |   DATE: August 12th, 2013
Going Green at the Mendocino Wine Competition: This is the only wine competition I’ve ever judged where we were “paid” in cheese. Not just any cheese, but amazing local sheep and goat cheeses produced by royal Farmstead cheese dairy in Boonville, owned and operated by Sarah Cahn Bennett, the daughter of Ted Bennett and Debra
CATEGORY: Videos, Women in Wine   |   DATE: July 11th, 2013
Winemakers: Angelina Mondavi & Shauna Rosenblum 2013 International Women’s Wine Competition Results: Ladies listen up, here are seven wines you must try! These are the best wines for women because they were rated and reviewed with the feminine mystique in mind. The International Women’s Wine Competition is expertly judged by women for women wine buyers.
CATEGORY: Food & Wine Pairings   |   DATE: May 23rd, 2013
Nothing says summer like the sweet sounds of the ice cream truck chiming up and down the street. Well, what if the driver dished out wine to pair with the cool and creamy treats? He would have adults instead of kids running outside salivating at the sound of the annoying yet inviting jingle, and shouting:
CATEGORY: News & Events   |   DATE: April 2nd, 2013
The Sonoma International Film Festival (SIFF) is proud to announce the line-up for the upcoming 16th edition, which runs Wednesday, April 10, through Sunday, April 14.  Considered one of the nation’s top destination film festivals, SIFF presents over 100 films, including 7 Premiere films, shown at 8 venues, all within walking distance of Sonoma’s historic
CATEGORY: Food & Wine Pairings   |   DATE: March 29th, 2013
What’s better than a roomful of great Pinot Noir? Why, a roomful of good food to match! Here are my top 10 food and wine pairings found at Pinot Paradise. The 9th annual Pinot Paradise, held at Villa Ragusa in lovely downtown Campbell,  presented a plethora of delicious Pinots, just begging for the perfect food