Lyle Norton

Wine that favors nuance over sheer power

Sometimes the availability of special fruit can lure winemakers out of their…

Flutes may be out, but sparkling wine and champagne are always in

Champagne and sparkling wines are always part of holidays and special occasions…

Wine tasting around the square in Healdsburg

Quaint downtown Healdsburg is always an enjoyable visit, especially during this season.…

Selling the best of the West wines —along with the cheese

Chris Wanner, who owns West Coast Wine and Cheese with his wife…

Finding pleasure in pinot noir for its versatility and compatibility

Now that winter is upon us, an assessment of my small wine…

An Italian red tops Wine Spectator’s list of best wines of 2018

Wine Spectator is releasing its annual “Top 100” wines list. Some critics…

Tasting Fine Napa Valley Merlots

At a recent “Masters of Merlot” event at the COPIA Center in…

Revisiting an epic story of wine and winning

The documentary film, “Somm” chronicled the arduous regime of four young sommeliers,…

The Smith Brothers are still making wine on Spring Mountain

On the westside of the Napa Valley, high above St. Helena is…

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

I discovered Terry Hoage’s wine years ago at a “Paso On The…

The women winemakers of Domaine de Martrot

Adele and Elsa Martrot are winemakers from the Meursault village in Burgundy,…

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

While cruising the Canal Lateral de Loire, we moored the boat near…

The road to Conceito Vinhas

For many, the thrill of the wine experience is the search, finding…

Wines of Evora

If you ever make it to Lisbon, Portugal, plan to visit the…

The passion of Chateau le Puy

Jean Pierre Amoreau’s family has been farming grapes naturally on the same…

Tablas Creek: Patriarch of California Rhones

Today, the Paso Robles region is known for producing the best Rhone-style…

The Viader Estate story

The views are both serene and spectacular, overlooking much of the Napa…

Iconic Adelaida Cellars

I recently spent some time in Paso Robles visiting old favorites like…

Chilean Pinot Noir

Aside from Burgundy in France, we, in California, enjoy the finest pinot…

Discover LaRue wines

I wondered, as I drove to meet Katy Wilson at the secluded…