Lyle Norton

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…

My whites of Summer

For absolutely no logical reason, the warmer weather reminds me of my…

Von Strasser Wines diversified

Rudy Von Strasser has been making his own wine in the Napa…

Dutton-Goldfield celebrates 20 years

Winemaker Dan Goldfield is all about the area. His local neighborhood consists…

Pine Ridge Winery turns 40

Many years ago, I purchased a 1982 vintage of Pine Ridge Stag’s…

The roots of Gehricke wines

Old Gehricke Road, near the town of Sonoma, is simply a strip…

Prosecco 101

The first ever National Prosecco Week was June 11-17. For those who…