Category Archives: Wine

A to B with Elizabeth Smith

Originally posted on Still Searching For My First Growth:
Elizabeth Smith went from her “A” job to a “B” dream career in wine – maybe you can too! This month, I celebrated (if you want to call it that) a…

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A week in the life of Traveling Wine Chick

It’s been a month since I last posted. I’ve been working, traveling, attending chiropractic sessions, assisting a friend with her new business venture, oh, and surviving the Napa earthquake. I can’t believe it’s September already. Regarding the earthquake, I was … Continue reading

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Taste Our Terroir Part 3: McGrail Vineyards

During my second and final day of Livermore Valley’s Taste Our Terroir, sponsored by Visit Tri-Valley, I had the great honor of visiting McGrail Vineyards and experiencing From Vine to Glass: Through the Winemaker’s Eyes with winemaker Mark Clarin. What made … Continue reading

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Bolen Family Estates

On August 1, 2009, I was visiting Napa for the second time in my life. I was staying at a friend’s home and we were tasting lots of wines that afternoon. Among those wines on the table was a Merlot that … Continue reading

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Livermore Valley’s Taste Our Terroir Part 2

Blending With Winemakers Studio When I last left everyone, I had departed Double Barrel Wine Bar and was on my way to Taste Our Terroir‘s next session, Blending With Winemakers Studio at Wente Vineyards. Thank you again to Visit Tri-Valley, … Continue reading

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Livermore Valley’s Taste Our Terroir Part 1

I recently participated in Livermore Valley’s Taste Our Terroir, courtesy of Visit Tri-Valley. I could not be more impressed by the quality of the sessions, the food, and the wines, as well as the hospitality provided to me by Visit Tri-Valley. … Continue reading

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2014 Wine Bloggers’ Conference: My Thoughts

Santa Barbara County was my third Wine Bloggers’ Conference. I attended for the first time in 2011 in Virginia, just shortly after I created Traveling Wine Chick. My second conference was 2013 in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia with … Continue reading

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