We are smack dab in the midst of grilling season, so I was thrilled when the folks at Pedroncelli
Spring is finally upon us in the northern hemisphere. Well, for many of us. I know some folks are still
For some reason, springtime always makes me think of Paris. You always hear of Parisians headed outside to have springtime picnics all around the city after a cold, dreary winter; museums and gardens hosting events with springtime themes; and the city starts buzzing with excitement for the French Open (#BucketList). Heck, even Ella Fitzgerald knew of the magic with her song entitled “April in Paris.” No matter what, springtime brings thoughts of renewal and the desire to be outside.
Cheers to International Sauvignon Blanc Day, which for the last 8 years has been celebrated the first Friday in May. Or is it April 24? Actually I’ve seen both days touted as Sauvignon Blanc Day, but since the May date has been around for almost a decade, social media guru Rick Bakas says this is the date, and the entire country of New Zealand has over two weeks of celebrations leading up to this designated day, I’m going with this one. But I mean, heck it’s not a bad deal to drink Sauv Blancs both days or even for the 2 weeks between the days. Either way, you’re #winning.
Mention the names Krug and Mondavi and even some of the most causal wine drinkers show a sign of recognition. Founded in 1861 by Charles Krug and later purchased by Cesare Mondavi, Charles Krug Winery is the oldest winery in Napa Valley. The winery was owned and run by Peter Mondavi, Sr. until his death in 2016 and today is under the tutelage of his sons, Marc and Peter, Jr. Stacy Clark is the fabulous woman charged with winemaking duties and also is the winemaker and owner of her own label, Galland Clark Wines.
A visit to St. Helena in northern Napa is not complete without a visit to this beautiful and legendary and historic winery.
Ever since I began studying for the Certified Specialist of Wine (“CSW”) exam, I have been obsessed with trying new and different