Why Age Wine in Barrels?

Making wine is a wonderful blend of art and science! The process has been refined over millennia, with each generation building on the advances from before. Each step of the wine making process has a specific and unique contribution to the whole. Ever wonder why most wines are aged in barrels? Here’s what you should know:

Upcoming: Pigs and Pinot

We love wine tasting in the Healdsburg area! The “Pinot on the River” event that we attended a few years ago was a great example of good food, good wine and a good cause. We recently learned that Healdsburg was hosting an event that combines two of our loves: pinot and pork. This charity event […]

2017 Holiday Gift Guide

The Thanksgiving leftovers have been put away and taken back out again for additional meals and the neighbors already have their icicle lights up and inflatable Minnie and Mickey on the lawn, which means it’s time to stop slacking and get this Christmas shopping started! While on-line shopping has made the shopping experience easier (hello wine and yoga pants), it has not made the chore of picking out just the right gift any easier. If you’re like me, you have quite a few friends and family that enjoy wine so these wine themed gifts might just help check off of few people on your list.

Thanksgiving Wine Pairings

Hosting Thanksgiving dinner is a wonderful and terrible thing at once. It is great to be surrounded by family and friends, but the pressure of delivering the ideal Thanksgiving feast can humble anyone. Pairing some great wines with all the wonderful food adds an additional layer of pressure, so we thought that we would suggest some of our “go to” pairings that never let us down.

The Napa Fires

The recent fires that swept the Napa wine region were devastating beyond comparison. The impact on people, animals and property are only now being tallied. What are the long-term consequences of this disaster?

The Vines Prepare for Winter

Once the grape harvest is over, the wondrous grape vine has given its best. Now the vineyard deserves some recovery time to prepare for next year’s vintage. Have you ever wondered how vineyard managers prepare for winter?

Wine Tasting at the Livermore Airport Open House

Livermore Airport’s annual open house, held the first weekend in October, is always a popular destination, and it’s no wonder why. This year’s event marked 21 years, and featured high-flying acrobatics performances by renowned air show pilots, dozens of classic, military, and aerobatic aircraft on display, parachute jumps, fly-bys, vintage automobiles, food trucks and … WINE TASTING!