After traveling in a tour bus along curvy Spring Mountain Road, which changes to Saint Helena Road at the Napa and Sonoma County line and leads to the far-removed estate, I knew I had discovered a remarkable location for grape growing and winemaking. *CLICK HERE TO READ*
The Opportunity When I was invited by Visit Lodi to spend a weekend there, I jumped at the chance. I love to travel. I also love dispelling stereotypes and delving into a new place. When Lodi is mentioned, often people think zinfandel. Lodi is more than that. It offers a plethora of wines, food, and… More Lodi: Beyond the Zinfandel
I haven’t been reviewing as many standalone wines lately as I’ve been focusing more on experiences, especially winery experiences for American Winery Guide. I have TEN winery reviews in the queue for publication, so stay tuned for those to go live throughout 2016. At any rate, I recently enjoyed a couple of noteworthy samples that… More June Solstice Sippers!
I had the great honor of being selected as the lead blogger for Villa Maria’s First Sip of Summer virtual tasting on Wednesday, June 15, 2016. As detailed in my preview post, I’ve been tasting Villa Maria wines since 2012 across multiple vintages and they are consistently solid sippers. The days leading up to the… More Sips of Sauvignon Blanc!
Yesterday, I participated in a Facebook dialogue about the relevance of wine blog awards. Someone commented, Wine blogging is still a thing? I replied yes with a quick why. But, more about that reply later. Wine blogging, or as I like to call it, wine writing, is one of the top three game changers of my life. When… More Thoughts on this Fifth Anniversary of Traveling Wine Chick
As some of you know, I am a relatively new wine geek after a pivotal wine moment in 2008 that led me to taste and learn more about wine, eventually landing me in Napa, California with a new career in the wine business. This website and many virtual tastings, including five with Villa Maria (@villamaria_wine in… More Villa Maria’s First Sip of Summer
If I could describe my life in one word, it would be travel. My life is replete with literal and figurative journeys. Therefore, when I saw this month’s Monthly Wine Writing Challenge (#MWWC25) topic, travel, I immediately thought, this is who I am. (To vote for this entry or one of my peers through June… More Travel: My Life In One Word