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...

July 9, 2018

Last month I had the honor of joining Deborah Grossman, one of the Brix Chicks, the Wine Harlot, Becca of The Gourmez and Fred Swan to visit Bodegas Agquirre in Livermore. It was pouring buckets, but the whole Bodegas Agquirre team were incredibly welcoming. The enviro...

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...

June 28, 2017

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I toured the Urban Oakland Wine Trail with See.Eat.Love earlier this year. The tour was provided complimentary by the owner, Raquel. Even though I'm semi-familiar with urban wine trails, what I love about Raquel's service is she ties...

June 10, 2017

People who follow my blog may notice I'm on Instagram much more than I am here. As a working mom it can be really challenging to find the time to sit down and write out detailed reviews. You know what else is challenging? Keeping track of those notes. A few months ago...

April 11, 2017

My birthday is this week. My two best friends and I had planned to spend the weekend before in Big Sur, but the destruction of the Pfeiffer Canyon bridge put some dampers on that plan. So instead we decided to go to Monterey and devote a whole day to wine tasting. Nobo...

August 17, 2016

Is it already over? Hard to believe isn't it. I had every intention of writing this post Saturday night but then there was an after party and then there was recovering from the most awesome conference I've ever been to.

Saturday morning was filled with courses on Social...

August 13, 2016

Yesterday was great, but somehow today was even better. The day started out with a keynote by Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson. Her humor was a perfect start to the day. Afterwards we got to hear from the winemakers at Michael-David, Lange Twins Winery and Bokisch Vine...

August 12, 2016

What a great way to start a weekend. I'm attending the Wine Bloggers Conference for the first time and I lucked out because it is in my backyard, Lodi. The day started out with a carpool out of SFO with Amanda of Around the World in 80 Harvests, Doug of Wine and Food W...

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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