In wine, the word “premium” is overused. It should not mean a high price, nor a superior attitude. It should instead connote an attention to detail and an adherence to the highest standards, with everything else secondary. A great example of a premium wine tasting experience was recently had at the Steven Kent Winery.
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Making fine champagne is a unique blend of science and art. We recently had the pleasure of spending an afternoon with Romain Mercier, winemaker at Champagne Alaine Mercier.
It’s almost here! Livermore Valley’s premier wine event of the year is just around the corner. So much to like, so it’s time to get your tickets. Last year’s event was amazing and this year looks even better. Here’s everything you need to know to plan your entire event weekend!
Stumbling over a new winery is the happiest of accidents. We recently had just such a happy accident when we discovered Omega Road Winery.
After a great tour and tasting at Champagne Taittinger, we decided to tour one more high-profile champagne house. Without hesitation, we made our way to Champagne Pommery.
Eagle Ridge Vineyard has built a reputation for producing fine wines for more than ten years. In addition to fine Zinfandels, Petite Sirahs, Cabernet Sauvignons, and even a few blends, there is also a respectable library of Ports. We recently stopped in for a taste of their latest Port release.
We love visiting smaller wineries, but the larger producers have a lot to offer, too! After exploring some boutique champagne houses, we decided to check out one of the landmarks of the champagne region: Champagne Taittinger!
Deep in the heart of the champagne region of France is an amazing boutique producer of amazing champagnes. We recently had the chance to meet the owner/winemaker at PHAL B de Beaufort Champagne and taste some of her incredible creations.
The champagne region of France has been on our wish list for years! At long last, we finally made it and all of our anticipation was about to be fulfilled. Our first stop on our tasting tour: the champagne house of Guy de Chassey.
Galante Vineyards was the first tasting room in Carmel. But then, Carmel only exists because the winery’s owner Jack Galante’s great grandfather, J.F. Devendorf, founded it. We recently visited the tasting room and discovered that there was more to like than just a long history!