Camp Schramsberg: A Champagne Lover's Dream Come True

Oct 30, 2013  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

Those of us who love to drink our bubbles — or as Dom Pérignon said, we "are drinking stars” — are not only happy, but thrilled to tour producers of sparkling wine. There just so happens to be a number of sparkling wine producers to visit in Napa County, but the possibility of actually participating in the process of making sparkling wine is something we only dream about, right?

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5 European Wine Tours That Are Anything But Stuffy

Aug 29, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico  |  1 Comment

Wine tours are a quintessential part of traveling through Europe, as its regions hold some of the most famous vineyards, brands and family-run wineries in the world. If you’re a frequent traveler to The Old World you may be looking for something a little different this next time around. Like you, we were itching for that extra twist that made a tour stand out among the rest. Below is a compilation of some of Europe’s unique wine experiences.... Read More

75k Ltd Edition Centenary Table Celebrates Robert Mondavi's 100th Anniversary

Jun 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Napa Valley's Robert Mondavi Winery is ready to celebrate their 100th anniversary today, marking the birth of Robert Mondavi himself. Known for helping launch Napa as a world-renowned hot-spot for vineyards, the late Mondavi always appreciated good food, art, and a nice bottle of wine, which is why popular furniture maker Frank Pollaro decided to design a one-of-a-kind Centenary Table to honor the "father of the American fine wine industry."... Read More

Experience A Different Side of Cabo at Los Cabos Winery

Jan 11, 2013  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

To many people,Cabo San Lucas represents spring break central, where anything can happen, and everybody gets lucky. Who would have thought that this same place is also where wine connoisseurs can enjoy an aged merlot, while taking in some smooth jazz or light classical sonatas over delectable tapas? Los Cabos Winery offers a veritable cave of wine wonders, where your glass isn’t being knocked out of your hand every five minutes by philandering collegiates, and your head isn’t pounding from the rave going on next door.... Read More

Ram's Gate Winery's Membership Delivers Wine to Your Door

Dec 17, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Wine. Delivered to your house. Six at a time. Three times a year. That’s exactly what you get when you sign up for what just might be the best gift this holiday season - the entry level “Sip” Membership to Ram’s Gate.... Read More

The Sparkling Tastes of Cantine Ferrari

Nov 21, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

For many, including myself, fine wine doesn't just stop with the contents of the bottle, it extends beyond to the company itself. If a brand wants to set itself apart from the pack nowadays, not only does the product have to be fantastic and unique, the story behind it has to be personable enough to emotionally invest customers beyond the wine glass. Ferrari knows this and in inviting a select group of writers, reviewers, and editors to a wine tasting lunch at Busalacchi's A Modo Mio in Hillcrest, San Diego with Ferrari Chairman, Matteo Lunelli, they made a point to not only talk about the wine, but about the tradition and passion behind it.... Read More

History, Hotels and California's Wine Country Combine to Make Unforgettable Vacation Destinations

Nov 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Thanks to a new partnership, oenophiles can now enjoy some of California's oldest wineries while staying in historic hotels. "These historic wineries were among the first premium wineries in California, says Larry Horwitz, Executive Director, Historic Hotels Worldwide.” Recognized as one of the world's finest wine growing regions, the history of these wineries is best discovered and the wines are best experienced when exploring from one of Historic Hotels of America's hotels."... Read More

Party In a Hangar Like You Always Wanted To

Oct 8, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

November 10th is about 12 days from Thanksgiving, and it’s pre-party time for Monterey Wine lovers. The event will be hosted in the Del Monte Aviation Center’s private luxury hangar from 1-4 pm. Due to the classiness of the event, it’s totally acceptable to drink that early. The “Party in the Hangar” is a showcase of Monterey’s diverse wineries and locally-sourced dishes.... Read More

Exclusive | Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson Talks Going From Wall Street to Wine

Sep 13, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

As one of only 18 women in the world to achieve status as a Master Sommelier, and the only woman to have ever been named "Best Sommelier in the United States" by the Sommelier Society of America, Andrea Robinson has had a fascinating journey, from Wall Street to wine. Having won three James Beard Awards and author of four top-selling books, as well as the host of her own online video wine course, Robinson is refreshingly open and friendly for someone with so much recognition.... Read More

What a Find! Oregon Wine Country

Aug 3, 2012  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

Blessed with one of the most diverse climates in the world, Oregon is a fascinating place to grow wine. It’s also a fascinating place to visit. From the Willamette Valley and Columbia Gorge in the north, to the Umpqua, Rogue, and Applegate Valleys in the south, the hills and valleys hold a splendid variety of aromas and flavors.... Read More

Tying the Knot in Temecula Valley

Jul 31, 2012  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

Beautiful Temecula Valley wine country comes as a pleasant surprise to many first time visitors. Located in an ideal spot (less than an hour’s drive from San Diego, Orange County, and Palm Springs), the wine trails are easy to find, easy to follow, and filled with picturesque wineries and inns…perfect places to say “I do.”... Read More

Loudoun County Close-Up

Jul 31, 2012  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

Loudoun Destination Restaurant Program restaurant whose menu features many estate-grown ingredients. There’s plenty to do on the property, and there’s always Middleburg and great wineries nearby.... Read More

Sip Some Pinot Noir at Henry Estate Winery in Oregon

Jul 30, 2012  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

Backed by a family history of farming that dates back to the 1880s, Henry Estate Winery has an excellent reputation for viticultural management and innovation. In fact, Scott Henry, a former aeronautical engineer, designed the Scott Henry Trellis System, now used in vineyards worldwide.... Read More

Wine Tasting Beside the Yakima River at Desert Wind Winery

Jul 24, 2012  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

Located at the foot of the Horse Heaven Hills in the Yakima Valley AVA, Desert Wind Winery pays homage to the area’s arid, hot climate with its name, handcrafted wines, and distinctive style of hospitality.... Read More

How to Enjoy a Wine Country Vacation

Jul 24, 2012  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Thinking about a trip to Wine Country? Forget what the tourist guides say, and get the best memories—and best bottles—using these practical pointers from insiders. We asked a wine writer, wine region rep, and two estate professionals to help.... Read More

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