I do not think that wines have masculine and feminine qualities, although we associate certain descriptors with gender. However, I do believe that winemakers possess varying sensibilities, palates, and styles, which make their way into the wines that they craft. *CLICK HERE TO READ*
*This post is my entry for Wine Writing Challenge #31, Faith, as described at this link.Voting begins March 7, 2017 and goes through Monday, March 13 at this link.* Elizabeth (Beth) Smith: She Said The definition of faith is primarily religious in nature. However these synonyms struck a chord with me – affection, allegiance, commitment, … More She Said, He Said: 2017 ZAP Zinfandel Experience
When I arrived at DaVero’s humble farm, I suspected that this would be another impactful wine experience. *CLICK HERE TO READ*
During my second visit to the Napa Valley in August 2009, I visited William Harrison Vineyards and Winery. My memories of that visit are of the bear in the tasting room, the friendliness of the staff, and their Rutherford Red blend. I am happy to share that very little has changed in seven years. *CLICK … More William Harrison Vineyards and Winery
Working in the wine business, I attend many events. After a while, many start to feel the same. However, at Dutton-Goldfield Winery in the Russian River Valley, which I reviewed previously, the event planners are clearly thinking outside of the box. One such event was their recent Aphrodisiac Food & Wine Pairing Class taught by … More You had me at aphrodisiac!
It’s been two years since I attended Zinfandel Advocates and Producers‘ (ZAP) Zinfandel Experience, but I’m back this year for the Grand Tasting on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at James R. Herman Cruise Terminal Pier 27, Embarcadero, in San Francisco and I can’t wait! Zinfandel Experience is a multi-day extravaganza, February 23-25, 2017, celebrating … More 2017 Zinfandel Experience
As I turned off California Highway 29 and onto Dowdell Lane, I did not know quite what to expect, as the first part of the drive is mostly industrial parks with wine storage warehouses and the like. However, just past that, it was as if I entered a completely different place… … More Crocker & Starr