Category: Sonoma

July 21, 2020
Wine and Food Pairing: Chalk Hill Estate

On March 6th, I hopped on a San Francisco-bound plane to work with a client on an upcoming event. That […]

October 1, 2019
Kudos Sonoma. Now What?

Earlier this year I attended a press dinner in Sonoma wine country put on by the Sonoma County Winegrowers. The […]

August 26, 2019
Bibiana & Jeff: All In the Family

Bibiana González Rave and husband Jeff Pisoni are the embodiment of keeping it all in the family. Jeff is a […]

August 18, 2018
Etude Wines: The Pursuit of Pinot Noir Perfection

Pinot Noir, for many serious wine lovers, is “lo maximo” (which in my homeland of Argentina means: the maximum/best) when […]

July 11, 2018
Kenwood Vineyards: Home in Sonoma County

Recently I had the opportunity to taste through samples of Kenwood Vineyards’ latest releases. Kenwood puts out 500,000 cases annually. As […]

July 5, 2018
Inside the Wine Cave: Thomas George Estates

Imagine hopping on a shuttle bus to an “undetermined location” in Sonoma wine country. What’s the worst that could happen? […]

March 26, 2018
Vintastic Voyage: Napa (and a little Sonoma)

Confession: Napa Valley has never been my “go to” California wine region to visit. The wines are quite pricey and there can be an air of pretension at some of the larger tasting rooms. However, my experiences in Napa over the last year have helped me see that there is a whole lot more to Napa than egos and flashiness.

November 27, 2017
#WineStudio: Perseverance is the Name of the Game with Ordaz Family Wines

Many of us can relate to being an underdog at some time in our life. In studying for the WSET Diploma, I find myself to be an underdog. I don’t work in the wine and spirits business, so I don't get to talk about wine all day, nor do I have access to the myriad of bottles that someone in the industry has access to. I've had to learn about wine mostly through reading (books, the Internet, blogs, etc). I then supplement book learning with tasting as many wines as I can get my hands on. But those in the biz have a distinct advantage, as they live and breathe wine all day. I, on the other hand, spend my days producing events in the LGBT non-profit world. A far cry from the wine industry!

November 14, 2017
From Santa Rosa, With Love

Last year my first blog post after returning from the Wine Bloggers Conference in Lodi was entitled“From Lodi, With Love”. This year I can’t think of a more fitting title for my first post since returning from this year's Wine Blogger’s Conference (WBC) in Santa Rosa.

November 8, 2017
Wine Bloggers Conference Starts TODAY!

A little over two years ago I watched the movie SOMM and decided to start a blog documenting my WSET […]

November 14, 2016
Donelan Wines: Quality Not Quantity

The motto at Donelan Wines is: Wine Is A Journey Not a Destination. And that couldn’t be more true! How I made […]

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