October 16, 2018

Earlier this year I had the honor of attending El Dorado Passport Weekend as a VIP guest of the El Dorado Winery Association. You might ask, what is El Dorado Passport Weekend? It is two days for two weekends in a row devoted to the wineries of El Dorado County. Over t...

May 1, 2018

First off I'd like to thank Slow Wine, who allowed me to attend their San Francisco tasting for free as a media guest. You might be asking yourself what is Slow Wine? Related to the Slow Food movement in Italy, Slow Wine focuses on producers that create their wines in...

April 4, 2018

Big thanks to The Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association for providing me with free tickets so that I could attend Barrel Tasting Weekend. I was only available for the first day of this two day event, but was able to visit several wineries and tasting rooms, includin...

February 10, 2018

A few weekends ago I had the pleasure of volunteering for ZinEx, a multi-day celebration of all things Zin put on by Zinfandel Advocates and Producers (ZAP). For over 25 years ZAP has not only been celebrating Zinfandel but also celebrating the people and regions that...

December 23, 2017

Normally when I'm writing about wines from states outside of California I don't have the benefit of actually being in those states to taste the wines, but earlier this month I got to visit Oregon. I've been enjoying Oregon wines for a number of years but somehow have n...

October 11, 2017

Brunch is HUGE in San Francisco and right behind Mimosa's my second favorite brunch drink is a Bloody Mary. I like the flavor of Bloody Mary's so much I typically chose the mix as my free drink on airplanes, sometimes I even spring for the Vodka in flight. The Bloody M...

September 14, 2017

I love wine, but I must admit that most of my early drinking was rum based. I think most of us have the preconception that rum is a spirit for cocktails, not one you drink neat but that just isn't true. Last weekend I attended The Rum Lab's California Rum Festival and...

June 15, 2016

Wine and music pair well together, they always have. BottleRock is a music and wine festival that is held annually in Napa. I’ve always wanted to go but never get around to buying tickets before they are sold out. This year I owe a huge thanks to Cakebread Cellars. The...

July 2, 2015

Photo Courtesy of Rockwall Winery

One of the things I like to say is, “I’m a mother, I’m not dead.” Let’s face it, becoming a parent creates huge life changes but your life doesn’t stop. As a parent I’m always looking for family friendly wine events and I’ve found a gre...

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