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    4th Annual Harvest Festival - A taste of Napa with the Mexican American Vintner Association

    Mexico is a fascinating wine region.  @lusciouslushes and I had so much fun researching and presenting for the IWINETC conference (slideshare here:  Surprise!  Mexico is a region that  has been producing wine since the 1800's.

    16 readers - By Brix Chicks

    Domaine Chandon & étoile: #Napa’s Classic, Stars

    The Chevalière of the French bubbly scene in Napa is the elegant and indomitable, Domaine Chandon (WL, FB, Tw).  It is the first French foray into domestic bubbly by the esteemed Moët & Chandon in 1973; the producer of arguably the most famous Champagne in the world: Dom Pérignon. Indeed, when many consumers think of sparkling wine in the US, they think of the name “Chandon.

    9 readers - By Vinopanion

      Wine Reviews: California Cabernet

      Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog - - 7 readers - It seems Napa Valley will need a long time to recover from the recent earthquake. My heart goes out to everyone who was injured or sustained property damage. I’m saddened by all the social media images of broken library bottles, fallen wine barrels and spilled wine. But every year Napa vintners give us something to look forward to.

      Stark Insider TV: Larkin Poe – Live in the Vineyard at Clos du Val Napa (Video)

      Stark Insider - - 7 readers - Swampadelic. Are you ready to get a little Swampadelic? A little bluegrass? Americana? Grab your slide guitar folks we’re about to get funky. In this Stark Insider episode Larkin Poe performs live at Clos du Val Winery in Napa. Later, Loni Stark gets an opportunity later to sit down with the dynamic duo, sisters Rebecca and Megan Lovell.

      Napa Valley Tasting - June 2014

      Vintages Wine Picks & Reviews - - 5 readers - On June 16th, I visited Napa Valley for the second time in the last 2 years. After visiting quite a few wineries along the Silverado Trail during my first visit, I decided that I wanted to visit more wineries off the trail this time around. The first stop on this hot and sunny Monday was The Hess Collection Winery, located within the Mount Veeder sub-appellation within Napa Valley.

      Throw Back Thursday for me: Women for WineSense

      Wine Blog - - 5 readers - It's been a long time since I've made it over the hill to attend a Women for WineSense event, but this might be the one I'm going to do. I was just invited by Marcia Macomber, and I had to write this Email of interest, but the caveat is great at this time. Not sure yet, Marcia, but I do appreciate your invitation. We're in the aftermath of a house flood ($35,000 worth of damages).

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      Harvest 2014: Week 5 – When We Decide to Make Our Lives More Hectic

      …I have always been one to try to do everything possible all at one time. I had an excellent role model for this in my Mother. I am, to this day, convinced she has figured out his to squeeze 4 extra hours into every day. This weekend, Brian and I decided to tear out our master bathroom. It is the last room in our house that we haven’t gutted…

      2 readers - By Nova Cadamatre

      A visit to Pride Mountain Vineyards

      …A Visit to Pride Mountain Vineyards I survived the drive to Pride! reads the caption on the back of the black T shirt I bought in the Pride Mountain Vineyards gift shop. If you know anything about this vineyard it is well worth the tiny winding road to the summit of Spring Mountain in Napa Valley. And if you don’t… Pride Mountain Vineyards…

      4 readers - By Weekly Wine Journal

      Wine Reviews: California Cabernet

      …It seems Napa Valley will need a long time to recover from the recent earthquake. My heart goes out to everyone who was injured or sustained property damage. I’m saddened by all the social media images of broken library bottles, fallen wine barrels and spilled wine. But every year Napa vintners give us something to look forward to. Cabernet…

      7 readers - By Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog

      Stark Insider TV: Larkin Poe – Live in the Vineyard at Clos du Val Napa (Video)

      …Swampadelic. Are you ready to get a little Swampadelic? A little bluegrass? Americana? Grab your slide guitar folks we’re about to get funky. In this Stark Insider episode Larkin Poe performs live at Clos du Val Winery in Napa. Later, Loni Stark gets an opportunity later to sit down with the dynamic duo, sisters Rebecca and Megan Lovell. Watch…

      7 readers - By Stark Insider

      (A Cynic's Guide To) What Napa's Earthquake Means For Wine

      …Last Sunday's 6.0 magnitude earthquake in Napa Valley has provided media outlets with some terrific material: images of teenagers skateboarding on large asphalt heaves and cellar workers bouldering over fallen barrels. This kind of stuff makes terrific cover stories. But what does this really mean for wine? Not much. While there certainly…

      4 readers - By Winethropology

      Buy Napa. Drink Napa.

      …“You are never strong enough that you don’t need help.” ― César Chávez As you are aware, the largest earthquake to hit Northern California in 25 years occurred last Sunday, with the epicenter in Napa. Injuries were minimal, but the economic losses are estimated to be more than a billion dollars and potentially up to four billion dollars. We…

      4 readers - By Wine Harlots

      My Big Ass Chardonnay's

      …Chardonnay is one of those grapes it’s popular to hate. Yet Chard is also the most widely planted grape in sunny California. Yet Chard is also the most widely planted grape in sunny California. Wine writers and sommeliers (some of whom are my friends) keep bashing Chard and the old ABC movement (Anything But Chardonnay) from years back is still…

      By Boozehoundz

      Smith-Madrone Wines

      …Before becoming parents, my wife and I boarded a jet for San Francisco, brimming with anticipation of mammoth Muir Woods, Thomas Keller scrumptious-ness and gallons of rich Napa juice. For the most part, the journey delivered – all breezy-valley red, white and blue sky. Life continued, and we’ve since returned with our son but the landscape…

      By Pennsylvania Vine Company

      Dog Days of Summer…

      …-crafted wine barrel dog house from Sonoma. binNotes is on hiatus during these final dog days of summer…see you back here next week. NOTE: A special shout-out to the folks in Napa and Sonoma, who suffered a major earthquake earlier this week. Our thoughts are with you as you deal with the aftershock. Cheers. ⚜⚜⚜ Follow binNotes | a wine blog: | Facebook…

      2 readers - By binNotes | a wine blog

      Earthquake Proof Your Wine

      …Damages in Napa after the earthquake hit on Sunday morning, August 24th, 2014, had everyone scrambling. The earthquake couldn’t have had worse timing: right during the start of harvest. As safety was a top priority in the hours following the quake, now everyone is wondering Is my wine okay?! Sadly, there was bad news for many wineries…

      4 readers - By Wine Folly

      Napa Valley Tasting - June 2014

      …On June 16th, I visited Napa Valley for the second time in the last 2 years. After visiting quite a few wineries along the Silverado Trail during my first visit, I decided that I wanted to visit more wineries off the trail this time around. The first stop on this hot and sunny Monday was The Hess Collection Winery, located within the Mount Veeder…

      5 readers - By Vintages Wine Picks & Reviews

      Harvest 2014, Week 3 – To Kalon I Block

      …I was walking vineyards this morning but it was a little like walking into a time machine. Instead of highly manicured, neat rows, I was trudging through a jungle-like atmosphere. The vines surrounding me are grisly and ancient with long twisting arms swirling like frozen maelstroms. The fruit is hidden beneath umbrella-like canopies, some green…

      By Nova Cadamatre

      Friday Favorites – Travel edition (Neskowin, Oregon)

      … with some melon, apple, apricot, and a touch of banana. It was like a tropical drink you’d expect at the beach, without all the sugar, and much more light and refreshing. We sipped it on the deck overlooking the ocean while the tots napped, but it would be equally great with light salads or brunch with friends. 2011 Faust Cabernet Sauvignon Napa…

      3 readers - By Vindulge

      BBQ Corner (part 11) — Dry-Aged Beef and Wine Pairing

      … that balanced out the sweet and acidic salad? This is definitely a wine that needs a cut of meat like this to balance everything out. What about the Cab? 2009 Volta Cabernet Sauvignon Mission Ridge Vineyard Napa Valley, California 14.5% abv | $60 (media sample) Volta is a boutique producer of single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley…

      4 readers - By Vindulge

      Throw Back Thursday for me: Women for WineSense

      … On the evening of September 11, 2014, a panel of wine industry trailblazers, including Amelia Morán Ceja, the first Mexican-American woman ever to be elected president of a winery; Herta Peju, co-founder of Peju Province Winery; and Delia Viader, owner and winemaker of Viader, will speak at "Women in Wine" to be held by the Napa|Sonoma chapter…

      5 readers - By Wine Blog
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