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 this visit so special is that Mark is passionate about Livermore Valley and winemaking. He … More Taste Our Terroir Part 3: McGrail Vineyards

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, who sponsored my attendance at this session. For those who may not know, Wente’s history … More Livermore Valley’s Taste Our Terroir Part 2

Livermore Valley’s Taste Our Terroir

At last year’s Wine Tourism Conference in Portland, Oregon, I connected with the director of Visit Tri-Valley in an elevator at the host hotel, of all places, and she invited me to visit the area. Many months later, I am honored to be included as a media guest at Livermore Valley’s Taste Our Terroir this weekend. Taste Our Terroir begins Thursday, … More Livermore Valley’s Taste Our Terroir

Ninth Annual Wine Industry Technology Symposium Welcome Wine Reception

On Monday, July 15, I had the opportunity to taste three wines as a virtual taster during the Welcome Wine Reception of the Wine Industry Technology Symposium (WITS) Showcase that was held at the Napa Valley Marriott. This was my second year participating in this event. Kudos go to WineTwits for organizing the event again this year and to the … More Ninth Annual Wine Industry Technology Symposium Welcome Wine Reception