Lyle Norton

On the Vine: The ‘electric acidity’ of Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay

The Hilt creates delicious wine from Santa Barbara County vineyards

Lucky Rock speaks to a new generation

Brothers Aaron and Jesse Inman have a modern take on the wine business

Sullivan Rutherford re-emerges as an elite Napa Valley wine estate

Steeped in Napa Valley history, Sullivan Rutherford Estate helped establish the area…

South African Chenin Blanc captivates as an alternative white wine

Country’s Coastal Region a primary source of the varietal into the future

Winemaker Isabel Galindo showcases garnacha from Madrid

Las Moradas de San Martin began making fine wine in 1999

Malbec finds a home in Argentina

The roots of malbec are the Bordeaux region in southwest France where it is among the “big six” permitted red grapes.

On The Vine: J Vineyards celebrates the marriage of wine and cheese

Russian River Valley vintner, chef present, promote pleasant pairings

Fine prosecco from Northern Italy

Conegliano Valdobbiadene DOCG sets high standards for sparklers

Three legendary Napa Valley winemakers gather to discuss trends, sample wines

The trio oversees winemaking at iconic Napa Valley vineyards that have been producing wines for over a century

Tenuta Regaleali shares a glimpse of ancient grapes grown in the Sicilian countryside

Having recently acquired some new releases of rare varietals, I used a day of sequestering to discover more about the grapes

Finding good value in wine and spirits while sheltering

I have struggled lately with trying to find the relevance of writing about wine and spirits during these difficult times.

Newest Redbreast Irish Whiskey release was 27 years in the making

Ruby port casks from Portugal bring distinction to the aging process

Cain Vineyard personifies the pioneering spirit of Napa Valley’s Spring Mountain District

Often overshadowed by those on the valley floor, the Spring Mountain District appellation sits above the town of St. Helena

Oceano Wines brings the taste of San Luis Obispo to the East Coast

Rachel Martin, who co-founded Oceano Wines in San Luis Obispo can truly be described as bicoastal.

Exploring the wines of Mexico

While Mexico is typically associated with tequila, mezcal, and beer, regions of the country are producing exceptional wines.

Anchor Brewing’s new Baykeeper’s IPA helps to support a cleaner San Francisco Bay

The day on the bay was also an opportunity to showcase the new Baykeeper IPA

Larkmead Vineyards honors influential viticulture researcher with $200,000 gift to UC Davis

The donation will preserve and digitize the work of the late Professor Emeritus Dr. Harold Olmo

Gary’s Wine and Marketplace comes to St. Helena

When we arrived in late afternoon to the all-day event, the store was buzzing