Meet the Winemaker: David Jeffrey, of Calluna Vineyards

David is an old-school vigneron. He lives on a vineyard he planted in Chalk Hill, one of the warmer Sonoma appellations, and makes exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and blends from the vines right outside his door. But before his idyllic wine country life, David lived and worked in [...]

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10 Stocking Stuffers for Wine Lovers under $20

It's almost the big day. We're just a week away. Are you ready for Christmas?

We're not, so no judgment here. But, maybe we can help you finish up your shopping. Here are our favorite stocking stuffers for wine lovers. All are under $20 and available on Amazon Prime, so they'll arrive with time [...]

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Meet the Winemaker: Kieran Robinson

Kieran Robinson Wines is a hidden gem just outside of Healdsburg, Sonoma. It's literally off the beaten path, but I think that Kieran's wines are well worth the trek along the winding roads. He makes rich, savory Syrah and surprisingly refreshing Viognier, both remenicient of the Rhone wines [...]

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5 Tips for Hosting a Great Wine Tasting at Home

It's officially cold, at least in the northeast, and that means it’s time to entertain ourselves inside. Sure, there are plenty of Netflix originals to binge (Ozark is a must), but if you're craving something a bit more interactive here's an idea: host a wine tasting.

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Meet the Winemaker: Aryn Morell, of Alleromb in Washington State

While tasting my way through Washington state on a recent trip, one winemaker’s name kept popping up: Aryn Morell. I learned that he’s one of the most sought after consulting winemakers in the state and decided to taste why for myself.  I visited his winery in Walla Walla to taste his personal [...]

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Meet the Winemaker: Andrew Latta

I first tasted Andrew Latta’s wines (Latta Wines) at the annual Taste Washington event last March. It's a huge event held in a Seattle convention center and featuring over 235 of the state's wineries and 65 restaurant. I tasted (and spit) a lot of wine over two days and 8+hrs of the Grand [...]

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Meet the Winemakers: Matt Nagy & Ben Brenner

Last month I sat down to chat with Matt Nagy and Ben Brenner, owners/winemakers of Benevolent Neglect, a micro-winery making exceptional wines sourced from select vineyards in Napa and Mendocino. As their winery's to-the-point name implies, Matt and Ben believe in minimal intervention [...]

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Meet the Winemaker: Ashley Trout

You started in the wine industry very young, how did that come about?

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Meet the Winemaker: Palmer Emmitt

Friends don’t let friends drink bad wine—and great friends help you find the good stuff. So, on a friend’s recommendation, I headed out to Sonoma last fall to investigate Judge Palmer.  It was a misty Sunday, just after harvest when the air in wine country is filled with the delicious smell of [...]

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Meet the Winemaker: Blair Guthrie

Blair Guthrie is an artist at heart, but before wine was his canvas—before he even learned the difference between Pinot and Petite Sirah—he was a graphic designer. He had grown up surrounded by vineyards on New Zealand’s South Island, but had no real connection to it (back then he was ‘a beer [...]

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