Lyle Norton

Eight of the best California sauvignon blanc wines

With so many good sauvignon blanc releases across the state, it’s difficult and subjective to select a few.

Peju Province Winery: A story of stability and sustainability

In 1983, Tony and Herta left a florist business in Los Angeles and purchased the 30-acre Rutherford site.

Frank Family Winery: A vineyard rich in Hollywood history

Stories have been told of Marilyn Monroe making annual visits to Kornell to stock up on the bubbly.

Napa Valley icons share inspirational wines to support Alzheimer’s research

Magnificent wines represent the extraordinary skill of Napa Valley winemakers

The Balvenie Stories are innovative Scotch whiskeys

Scotland’s century-old Balvenie Distillery introduces new line

New Bannister wines pair well with Chef Shane McAnelly’s creative small plates

It was a beautiful day. We sat under a huge old oak…

Mi Sueño Winery: An Immigrant’s Dream

The theme that is woven through Rolando Herrera’s inspiring story is one of hard work and persistence.

Sparkling Cremant d’ Alsace wines offer diversity and value

With the arrival of summer, rose’ and sparkling wines naturally come to mind.

Villon adds vibrancy to San Francisco’s mid-Market scene

Described by some as “the city’s hippest hotel,” the new Kelly Wearstler designed Hotel Proper, located at Market and McAlister Streets offers ambience.

Sonoma Distilling Co. offers tours, and pours of its craft whiskey

Sonoma County, home to some of California’s finest wineries, is beginning to establish itself as a leader in creating premium craft beer and spirits.

A new generation puts its stamp on Ramey Wine Cellars

Ramey Wine Cellars has established itself, over many years, as one of this country’s top wineries.

Exploring the gateway to the Lodi wine region

Things are often initiated through a glass of wine.

The 2017 vintage port wines mark consecutive years of excellence

Hot, dry growing season produced concentrated flavors

Hendrick’s unveils “Midsummer Solstice,” a limited-edition gin

To preview their new cocktail, created exclusively for the Napa Valley’s Bottlerock event later this month, Hendrick’s Gin has released “Midsummer Solstice.”

Wine tasting with Peter Mondavi Jr.

Charles Krug Winery is not only the oldest winery in the Napa Valley, but opened the first public tasting room in 1882.

Ways to immerse yourself in the wine experience this spring

We live near or among some of the world’s finest vineyards.

Looking beyond prosecco for Italian sparkling wine

We often mistakingly define all Italian sparkling wine as prosecco.

Don’t overlook the Cabernet Sauvignon of Paso Robles

The Paso Robles wine region was built on zinfandel.

Cartograph Wines map a path to your palate

Serena Lourie and Alan Baker led adventurous lives even before they became partners in Cartograph Wines in 2009.

Rose is breaking out of its stereotypes

While it is now something we enjoy year-round, good rosé is still…