Happy 50th to Sokol Blosser Winery

And my love affair of Oregon’s Willamette Valley continues. Not long after the likes of David Lett, Charles Coury and Dick Erath laid the foundation in the late 1960s, the first crop of pioneers put down roots to begin the greatness that the Willamette Valley would become. Along with names

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Tasting the Finger Lakes Through Ravines Wine Cellars

Y’all, I am smitten! And I’m long overdue for this level of “smittenness.” I’m not sure if that’s really a word, but I’m not going to look it up and we’re just going to go with it. Work with me here.

Living in Houston, I have access to an amazing

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My 12 Most Memorable Wines of 2020

And here we are, the end of 2020 and the time when I share my most memorable wines of the year. Categorizing anything as “most memorable” in a year like 2020 is certainly no easy feat. Seems forever ago that on January 26 I was so devastated to learn of

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Bring the Acid! – Guide to the Perfect Thanksgiving Wines

Thanksgiving is hands down one of my favorite holidays. The older I get, the more it has overtaken Christmas as my fave. It truly is the quintessential family day. And though this year’s celebration will of course be different, that still doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy some great Thanksgiving wines.

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Santa Lucia Highlands Wine Tantalizes the Tastebuds

Perched on southeast-facing alluvial terraces of the Santa Lucia Mountains near California’s Monterey Bay is one of California’s most exquisite, yet under the radar wine growing regions – the cool climate Santa Lucia Highlands (“SLH”) AVA. And the wines are spectacular!

The Santa Lucia Highlands

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