Category: On The Vine: Lyle W. Norton

Tasting Fine Napa Valley Merlots

At a recent “Masters of Merlot” event at the COPIA Center in Napa, winemaker Chris Carpenter, referenced the film, “Sideways,”…

5 days ago

Revisiting an epic story of wine and winning

The documentary film, “Somm” chronicled the arduous regime of four young sommeliers, struggling to prepare to take the Master Sommelier…

2 weeks ago

The Smith Brothers are still making wine on Spring Mountain

On the westside of the Napa Valley, high above St. Helena is where the vineyards of the remote Spring Mountain…

3 weeks ago

From professional football player to formidable producer of Rhone-style wines

I discovered Terry Hoage’s wine years ago at a “Paso On The Road” tasting event in Pasadena. Of the 20…

4 weeks ago

The women winemakers of Domaine de Martrot

Adele and Elsa Martrot are winemakers from the Meursault village in Burgundy, continuing a long family tradition. They are the…

1 month ago

The lesser known white wines of France’s Pouilly Fume’

While cruising the Canal Lateral de Loire, we moored the boat near Sancerre and planned to do some wine tasting.…

1 month ago

The road to Conceito Vinhas

For many, the thrill of the wine experience is the search, finding that great value or rare hidden gem that…

2 months ago

Wines of Evora

If you ever make it to Lisbon, Portugal, plan to visit the ancient walled-city, Evora (EV-or-a), located ninety minutes east.…

2 months ago