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Cherish those moments & people that make you ‘laugh out loud’. There is nothing in the world so irresistibly ...
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Cherish those moments & people that make you ‘laugh out loud’. There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor… especially when those moments involve wine too!! Most events I attend in Wine Country are quite enjoyable but a few always stand out from the ... Cherish those moments & people that make you ‘laugh out loud’. There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor… especially when those moments involve wine too!!
Most events I attend in Wine Country are quite enjoyable but a few always stand out from the others…
The Russian River Valley La Paulée is… definitely one of them.
A soiree by: @rrvwinegrowers
This event sells out every year because… its just that special of an evening!!
An overabundance of riches & OVER THE TOP FUN. Wine Shenanigans of a very special kind in Sonoma County, California. I was there again this year along with a few amazing bottles that I had saved for the occasion.
The wine lovers ‘dream dinner’ is hosted by The Russian River Valley Winegrowers each and every year. This is one of my favorite Sonoma County associations of wineries bar none. So much hospitality and camaraderie with this group of winemakers, owners and industry professionals.
The event takes its theme from the traditional harvest dinner in Burgundy, France each year where vintners all come together in celebration.
Wine bottles that are often too rare, too small batch, and too expensive to pull out for just any occasion…. This is the one. Grab that rare bottle and get your ticket to the Paulée dinner in advance. See you there next year!
What is a “La Paulée” dinner?
— A convivial Burgundian fête shared by growers and guests
— Everyone brings extraordinary bottle…
FINEST “Bring Your Own Bottle” (BYOB) party
–Paired with extraordinary chefs
— Sample vintages from the most sought-after vineyards
A grand gala attended by local wine growers and producers along with wine connoisseurs, lovers, travelers, buyers.
An event that I intend to go year after year. What a great time to be had!
📸 @getharvestcard
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Joseph Swan's wines are not easy to find, but they are well worth it, Like THIS STUNNER! 1985 Trenton ...
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Joseph Swan's wines are not easy to find, but they are well worth it, Like THIS STUNNER! 1985 Trenton Estate Zinfandel What a pleasure to taste this past week at one of my favorite events of the year - The Russian River La Paulee Dinner : @josephswanwines I had the absolute pleasure of tasting ... Joseph Swan's wines are not easy to find, but they are well worth it, Like THIS STUNNER! 1985 Trenton Estate Zinfandel What a pleasure to taste this past week at one of my favorite events of the year - The Russian River La Paulee Dinner
🍷: @josephswanwines
I had the absolute pleasure of tasting this wine with the Rod-father himself (& had a blast at the afterparty next to Swan vineyards too) I love this annual event! Russian River Valley Winegrowers outdo themselves each & every year. @rrvwinegrowers
Swan bought a 13-acre old vine Zin farm in Russian River in 1967. At urging of the legendary enologist André Tchelistcheff, Joe Swan planted Pinot Noir & Chardonnay vines on his property. Tchelistcheff assured Joe terroir was ideal for these varieties.
They make about 5,000 cases a year. Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, and Chardonnay.  The owners of are Rod (Rodfather) and Lynn Berglund. Lynn is the daughter of the late June and Joseph Swan; and Rod has been the winemaker since 1988. Learning from his father in law along the way must have been a treat! Rod has soo much talent & BEST stories too!
Hanging with Lynn and Rod both during and after events like the La Paulee and the Sonoma Auction is a blast! They have the BEST after-parties too. Scroll my insta story for some doozies from said afterparty. Magnum shenanigans… just sayin’. I love Sonoma & the people who call this place home.
Joseph Swan -made from the property’s oldest vines. THIS BOTTLE WAS A STUNNER.  Although I probably already said that, it could bear repeating. A Zin that can AGE. They have quite the library of wines at Swan.
Lots red berry, strawberry, energetic, little nuttiness, long finish, Burgundian style. 1985 Swan shined at this annual event. This year the Paulee was held at the beautiful Sonoma Cutrer property. The FINEST “Bring Your Own Bottle” (BYOB) party in Sonoma🍾
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What IS IT that makes one return to a restaurant time & time again? The food, atmosphere, service… ...
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What IS IT that makes one return to a restaurant time & time again? The food, atmosphere, service… a combination of all three… or IS IT something else that keeps us coming back? I eat out a lot… which is no surprise to my audience. Dining out is not an inexpensive endeavor. Therefore,  in order ... What IS IT that makes one return to a restaurant time & time again? The food, atmosphere, service… a combination of all three… or IS IT something else that keeps us coming back?
I eat out a lot… which is no surprise to my audience. Dining out is not an inexpensive endeavor. Therefore,  in order to entice me to spend my money in your restaurant, you need to give me a reason to do so. Especially in a ‘food rich’ region like Wine Country California.
Charlie Palmer Napa is another favorite of mine. I recently staycationed at the Archer Hotel where his restaurant is located.
Quality food, great atmosphere and impeccable service. Do I want all these things in a restaurant? Of course.
Why else would I visit a particular dining room when there are so many other fantastic options readily available?!?
These plates & the Charlie Palmer wine list were fabulous. My date and I had so much fun sampling bottles. Work, work, work. They feature many half bottles as well of some high end producers allowing guests to choose quite a few different wines to try with their meal. Or, like we did, a new sip with each course.
Swipe through for these dishes.
SEARED SEA SCALLOPS
baby zucchini, patty pan squash, shishito peppers, romesco
OYSTERS ON THE HALF SHELL
champagne mignonette, cocktail, lemon
CITRUS CURED ARCTIC CHAR
cucumber variations, crème fraiche, smoked roe, everything crumble
Next, check out my hotel balcony (fireplace included) at The Archer Hotel, a wonderful new hotel addition right in downtown Napa!! Check it out. Charlie's restaurant is downstairs. Just sayin'.
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Vineyards have grown for centuries with or without us. We are a gentle participant, or a simple observer. <span class="emoji emoji1f4cd"></span> ...
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Vineyards have grown for centuries with or without us. We are a gentle participant, or a simple observer. @burgesscellars Howell Mountain. It is Harvest in Napa Valley, CA. Have YOU visited Wine Country lately? A fabulous time to be here... Tasting rooms are open and grapes appear everywhere. Plus... ... Vineyards have grown for centuries with or without us. We are a gentle participant, or a simple observer.
📍 @burgesscellars Howell Mountain.
It is Harvest in Napa Valley, CA.
Have YOU visited Wine Country lately? A fabulous time to be here... Tasting rooms are open and grapes appear everywhere.
Plus... did I mention the views?!?
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Less than 1 week left until the Supper Club at @perchandplow! Will I see you there?!? Only a few tickets ...
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Less than 1 week left until the Supper Club at @perchandplow! Will I see you there?!? Only a few tickets left for this intimate experience... Hope you get to join the fun!! Link to tickets in bio above️ This is a chance to have dinner with some of the coolest people in Sonoma County including ... Less than 1 week left until the Supper Club at @perchandplow! Will I see you there?!? Only a few tickets left for this intimate experience... Hope you get to join the fun!!
Link to tickets in bio above⬆️
This is a chance to have dinner with some of the coolest people in Sonoma County including DRNK Wines, Heather Irwin, Jhaun Devere and many more. There are a few seats left and they are going FAST!
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You don’t take a photograph, you make it. - Ansel Adams … Your thoughts?? Above statement is much ...
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You don’t take a photograph, you make it. - Ansel Adams … Your thoughts?? Above statement is much more true in this day & age of social media & the creation of a perfect moment. The True “Filter” on most posts could be easily described as “a world of perfects”. The world seems taken by storm ... You don’t take a photograph, you make it. - Ansel Adams … Your thoughts??
Above statement is much more true in this day & age of social media & the creation of a perfect moment.
The True “Filter” on most posts could be easily described as “a world of perfects”.
The world seems taken by storm with a blitz of beautiful images & perfect moments in time. The new social-’ness’  in which we are submerged is a continuous race towards perfection.
However, the accounts I choose to follow, are those that show more of the reality of their worlds alongside beautiful images that we all sooo adore.
Whether these social influencers show personal lives on their ig stories, news feed or even blogs… its important to me that they DO show they have a side thats REAL.
NEVER BEFORE HAS A GENERATION SO DILIGENTLY RECORDED THEMSELVES ACCOMPLISHING SO LITTLE.
Every post doesnt have to be ‘Norman Rockwell’ & neither does it have to be award winning. Show accomplishments alongside the failures & the outcome is more realistic to those that want to follow in your footsteps.
For example: I moved homes this past week & have been looking for ‘the right home’ for what seems like forever. (in reality it’s been 6 mos) Moving is hard. Although Im waaay excited about the new house & love it… planning, hassles & strategizing that goes into any move is stressful. At least there’s wine!
& plenty of it in my world…. Haha. I love my job.
When I come across photos like this above... of myself with 2 cameras in hand trying to capture the ‘perfect’ moment, I remember to balance it out in stories or blogs= real life.
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What’s the SECRET inside Secret Door in Napa? I bet it’s wine <span class="emoji emoji1f377"></span> He is well known for opening one of ...
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What’s the SECRET inside Secret Door in Napa? I bet it’s wine He is well known for opening one of California’s most highly regarded wineries, creating an acclaimed portfolio of single-vineyard wines. With an equally well know reputation for quality, consistency and excellence in the ... What’s the SECRET inside Secret Door in Napa? I bet it’s wine 🍷
He is well known for opening one of California’s most highly regarded wineries, creating an acclaimed portfolio of single-vineyard wines.
With an equally well know reputation for quality, consistency and excellence in the bottle spanning two decades, I couldn’t be more excited about his newest endeavor.
The Secret Door.
Exclusively Cabernet Sauvignon… created from long relationships with premium winegrowers farming world-class sites in the Napa Valley. Yes, please.
Donald Patz has a strong connection to Northern California’s Wine Country.
@drpinot #DrPinotisBack
Patz is creating something unique, the fact that him returning to the business brings so many of his fans pleasure, must be very satisfying.
Winelovers, trade and media are eager to get a taste of this new project by a wine legend. Not to mention, a great guy.
The concept, it seems, is born from … a love story.
When Donald met this beautiful lady named Jung Min Lee and fell in love, he quickly realized that her preference was Bordeaux and Cabernet Sauvignon wine. Although, at the time, he was still heading up Patz & Hall and escorting her to wine dinners featuring mainly Pinot Noir wines. Boo.
Patz had promised Jung Min that if she would move to California from Virginia to be with him he would – someday – make a Cabernet Sauvignon wine for her.
Secret Door Winery
Paying homage to her. A tribute label.
Promise Kept.
More in link in bio above.
The fruit is sourced from vineyards of exceptional quality. Each Cabernet site brings something different to the bottle by virtue of its location.
A true sense of place. Inspired by Napa.
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Will I see YOU at Paulée this year?!? August 31st, only a handful of tickets left... this dinner sells ...
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Will I see YOU at Paulée this year?!? August 31st, only a handful of tickets left... this dinner sells out!! One of my favorite annual events is almost here!!! Russian River La Paulée Wine Dinner... @rrvwinegrowers @sonomacutrer … The FINEST “Bring Your Own Bottle” (BYOB) party in Sonoma🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾 LINK ... Will I see YOU at Paulée this year?!? August 31st, only a handful of tickets left... this dinner sells out!! One of my favorite annual events is almost here!!! Russian River La Paulée Wine Dinner... @rrvwinegrowers @sonomacutrer …
The FINEST “Bring Your Own Bottle” (BYOB) party in Sonoma🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾
LINK TO TICKETS IN MY BIO ABOVE ⬆️
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30+ wonderful Russian River Valley AVA wineries pouring, all of whom are listed on RRVW's website. Five acclaimed Russian River Valley chefs will each prepare a special course for dinner, including Steve Litke (Farmhouse Inn), Thomas Schmidt (John Ash), Ben Davies (Russian River Vineyards), Kevin Markey (Sonoma-Cutrer) and Cousteax French Bakery.
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And all of the attendees bring a fine bottle from their library. Fierce bottles appear on the table to share. Ones that wow guests each and every year.
🍷I'm bringing a bottle of @maritanavineyards by @drpinot #DrPinotisBack Sooo excited to share 🍷🍷🍷🍷🥂
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You guys! Soo excited to share this… Wine At Disney ~ A Guide to Drinking Well at Disneyland Resorts ...
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You guys! Soo excited to share this… Wine At Disney ~ A Guide to Drinking Well at Disneyland Resorts California!! My article which launches next week highlights the: TOP FIVE CAN’T MISS WINES at Disneyland Resort, Anaheim & Guess What?!? They’re all Sonoma!! Because I like to DRINK WELL. ... You guys! Soo excited to share this… Wine At Disney ~ A Guide to Drinking Well at Disneyland Resorts California!! My article which launches next week highlights the:
TOP FIVE CAN’T MISS WINES at Disneyland Resort, Anaheim
& Guess What?!? They’re all Sonoma!! Because I like to DRINK WELL.
I KNOW I can count on Sonoma bottles to present well. No matter where I travel.
The thing that I love most about Sonoma is that... THEY MAKE WINE!!! Haha.
On a more serious note, they make REALLY good… award winning… perfectly balanced wines from premium quality grapes!!
Therefore, when I travel, I love that it’s easy to find a fabulous Sonoma producer on the wine list.
Who knew that there is FABULOUS WINE at Disney Resorts too?!?
Well… Now you know.
There are also fabulous foods to pair with it! (no mickey shaped food)
& I mean award winning wine lists. Visit with me & taste Sonoma wines from one of the world's leading wine lists—a 2018 winner: Wine Spectator Restaurant Award for its dedication to wine! … AT DISNEY CALIFORNIA!! Soo cool.
WILL YOU FOLLOW ALONG ON MY SO. CALIFORNIA DISNEY JOURNEY??
Hope so! Drinking Well on a Disney Resort Vacation!! Thanks go to Sommelier Eric Quezada @pinottheif for hanging with me. Much fun.
NOTE: Disneyland Park itself is still a strictly booze-free zone since it’s opening but adjoining Resort Areas, Downtown Disney, California Adventure do serve alcohol. (One exception does apply Disneyland rule: there is wine at exclusive Club 33 on site)
Questions remains: Is a member going to invite me to this exclusive club or what?!?
Just sayin’.
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Your veraison is showing!!! Sonoma Pinot Noir in cool climate regions is still changing colors ...
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Your veraison is showing!!! Sonoma Pinot Noir in cool climate regions is still changing colors while others in Sonoma County have already begun harvest!! Wishing everyone a fabulous vintage 2018 My glass is ready. Just sayin'. . . . . ... #Sonoma #wine #SonomaChat #Gooutside ... Your veraison is showing!!! Sonoma Pinot Noir in cool climate regions is still changing colors while others in Sonoma County have already begun harvest!! Wishing everyone a fabulous vintage 2018 🍇
My glass is ready. Just sayin'.
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A genuine #Bellacosa moment is a beautiful thing. Share yours using #Bellacosa!! 📸 by @bellacosawine ...
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A genuine #Bellacosa moment is a beautiful thing. Share yours using #Bellacosa!! 📸 by @bellacosawine Zigtown by @ziggythewinegal When walking into your favorite wine shop, you may notice that all the bottles look relatively the same!! Yet the price varies a great deal. Finding a high ... A genuine #Bellacosa moment is a beautiful thing. Share yours using #Bellacosa!!
📸 by @bellacosawine 📍 Zigtown by @ziggythewinegal
When walking into your favorite wine shop, you may notice that all the bottles look relatively the same!! Yet the price varies a great deal. Finding a high quality California Cabernet Sauvignon for a ‘fair’ price can be quite the challenge with so many producers and rockstar brands making great Cabernets from the Northern California region.
So when you find a good one and for the right price point. Buy it up… is my theory.
Recently I had the pleasure of attending a winemaker dinner where I found just that.
The golden ticket wine.
A good tip to find the most value from a bottle of wine… is to choose a region where the highest-quality wines of your favorite varietal are produced and start your search there. For Cabernet Sauvignon, many people would agree that Sonoma and Napa are the place to be. Although, there are definitely some high priced bottles being produced there, if one knows what they are doing one can always find an exception to the rule.
Bellacosa is a rare and valuable find. Winning!
Recently named One of the ‘Ten Hottest Wine Brands’ by Wine Business 2016 and ‘America’s Hottest Wine’ by Forbes 2017, if you have not heard of this label yet – YOU are definitely missing out on a good thing!
The 2014 vintage sold out in less than 10 months even with 25k cases produced. Are YOU paying attention yet?!?
Walking the vineyards, hands in the soil, working in the cellar, racking barrels and cleaning tanks, the founder of Bellacosa was raised around some of the early California wine industry stars – winemakers such as Helen Turley, Merry Edwards and Steve MacRostie to name a few.
Dan Cohn grew up in Wine Country in a winemaking family and it shows in the bottle.
With Bellacosa, Dan has set out to create an experience that is truly his own.
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Since planting their first block in Russian River Valley in 1997, the Bucher Family has been passionate ...
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Since planting their first block in Russian River Valley in 1997, the Bucher Family has been passionate about growing Pinot Noir for exceptional local wineries including Williams Selyem, Siduri Wines, Papapietro Perry, Arista, and more.  This same passion led them to producing their ... Since planting their first block in Russian River Valley in 1997, the Bucher Family has been passionate about growing Pinot Noir for exceptional local wineries including Williams Selyem, Siduri Wines, Papapietro Perry, Arista, and more.  This same passion led them to producing their own wines starting with the 2011 vintage.
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Bucher Vineyards ~ 36 acres of Pinot Noir grapes and 2 acres of Chardonnay on 15 distinct blocks. The blocks are comprised of several clones as well as various rootstocks. The small, diversified blocks are perfect for artisanal, hand crafted wine production!! ‘A ground to glass’ journey into the bottle.
They offer private tours of the vineyard by arrangement from March through November, but have a limited schedule during the harvest season. Now they also offer tastings at Grand Cru Custom Crush!!
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With the help of their winemaker Adam Lee of Siduri Wines, Bucher released their first wines in the spring of 2013. The inaugural release of our estate-grown 2011 Pinot Noir was very limited, only 160 cases produced, and 90 cases of 2012 Russian River Chardonnay. Both wines quickly sold out!! Second vintage gave them more opportunity to showcase the exceptional fruit they farm.
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From the owners: “My family strives to produce the best agricultural crops possible. For over 50 years, we have taken tremendous pride in producing quality products. Bucher Farms works closely with our winery partners, from bud break through harvest, to make sure the best fruit possible is delivered for wine production. We are excited to take the same dedication to produce the best wine from Bucher Vineyard. The best Pinot Noir starts in the vineyard, and we look forward to sharing our ‘ground to glass’ journey with you! ~ John Bucher”
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I couldn't be more excited to tell you all about a new project(s) I have been working on with Donald ...
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I couldn't be more excited to tell you all about a new project(s) I have been working on with Donald Patz @drpinot as he returns to his roots, the world of California vineyards & wine!! Russian River Valley Chardonnay & Pinot Noir to be more exact. #DrPinotReturns! Patz has returned to the ... I couldn't be more excited to tell you all about a new project(s) I have been working on with Donald Patz @drpinot as he returns to his roots, the world of California vineyards & wine!! Russian River Valley Chardonnay & Pinot Noir to be more exact. #DrPinotReturns!
Patz has returned to the world of Sonoma County winemaking. With a commitment to location, he is producing wines that are driven by individual vineyard sites. My favorite wines show a sense of place and I am extremely honored to be a part of his team.
After the success of more than 3 decades at Patz & Hall… Donald Patz is smiling all the way to the vineyard as he enjoys this next phase from grape to bottle. Especially this time of the year when the Vineyards are full of Hustle and Bustle. I have been a fan of his and had the pleasure to be friends with him for many years and for those of you who've had the pleasure to meet, chat, know Patz, you are also aware of his passion for the grape, the virtue of the location itself and his ability to capture that in a glass.
These photos are from this week's bottling for Maritana Vineyards at Sugarloaf Crush in Santa Rosa. Soon, Maritana will also host visitors in the new tasting room at Sonoma Vintners Studio on-site at Sugarloaf. We hope to raise a glass with you soon!!
Cheers🍷🍷Scroll through
For more info on Maritana, please see the link in bio above. And of course… Follow Us on Social Media!!! @maritanavineyards @drpinot
@sonoma_vintners_studio @secretdoorwines
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Stockhome Petaluma just opened!! Yum. Swedish food done right. @stockhomepetaluma From the owners ...
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Stockhome Petaluma just opened!! Yum. Swedish food done right. @stockhomepetaluma From the owners of @plaj in SF, this gem of a menu recently launched a new location in downtown Petaluma, California this week & this burrata was off the hook!! Soo good. Squash blossoms were a perfect touch. ... Stockhome Petaluma just opened!! Yum. Swedish food done right. @stockhomepetaluma From the owners of @plaj in SF, this gem of a menu recently launched a new location in downtown Petaluma, California this week & this burrata was off the hook!! Soo good. Squash blossoms were a perfect touch. Everything was soo fresh and I would also highly recommend the herring which was a table favorite and such an authentic dish. Scroll through the photos to see more. Brava to the whole team. And thanks to Emily @jsfashionista for the invite, good times. A welcoming atmosphere, great staff and well put together menu. Congrats on the new space!! I loved watching people walk by outside in the downtown area, check out the menu on the building and immediately come inside. A much needed addition to the Petaluma Restaurant Scene!!
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Recently heard at the Tasting Room... "If anyone asks, the reason I'm drinking all of this wine ...
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Recently heard at the Tasting Room... "If anyone asks, the reason I'm drinking all of this wine today, is because of a project I saw with corks on pinterest." Haha. Cheers all. Happy #WineWednesday 🍾 🥂 🍾 @gloriaferrerwines Sonoma, California. . . . . ... #Bubbly #winetime  #Bubbles  #champagne #beautifuldestinations #travelgram #westcoast  #travel  #musicfestival #visitcalifornia  #Sonoma  #california #huffpostgram #picoftheday  #festivallife  #instagood #festivalseason  #champagnepop #wine  #winecountry #SonomaChat  #instapop  #SipOnThisJuice ... Recently heard at the Tasting Room...
"If anyone asks, the reason I'm drinking all of this wine today, is because of a project I saw with corks on pinterest." Haha.
Cheers all. Happy #WineWednesday
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📍 @gloriaferrerwines Sonoma, California.
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When you have something fabulous to announce, a proper video should be made, right?!? @kostabrownewinery Thanks to @amusedblog for producing/directing, @katieboyer for catching the right moment & @tai_orion for being soo much fun. Kosta Browne Winery in Sebastopol Launches The Gallery ... When you have something fabulous to announce, a proper video should be made, right?!? @kostabrownewinery
Thanks to @amusedblog for producing/directing, @katieboyer for catching the right moment & @tai_orion for being soo much fun. Kosta Browne Winery in Sebastopol Launches The Gallery Tasting Experience!
Link to full story in bio above...
They are an epic California wine brand. With a member waiting list, that numbers in the thousands, Kosta Browne is a name well known to Pinot Noir fans.
(Yes, to all those messaging me, I know that they just sold to Duckhorn)
Making wine for almost 20 years. It’s always worth taking the time to stop and reflect on the history that got them to where they are today. They recently started to invest in their own vineyards, growing their own fruit. With the same continued focus on making highly acclaimed Pinot Noirs.
A winery with humble beginnings who experienced unprecedented growth in the industry. Making award winning wines that are in high demand.
With money that was saved from the founder’s restaurant tips the winery had their first vintage release in 1997 and grew exponentially from there.
Fast forward to now and the winery is making some major new announcements. I was honored to be in attendance for a private launch party including a new wine release and the announcement of The Gallery to taste that wine.
That is correct, you read that right… KB members will now be able to schedule a tasting.
Here’s the most recent scoop:
Beginning in mid August of 2018, Kosta Browne Winery will feature a Gallery Tasting Experience for active members or people currently on the waiting list. Only members have the ability to actually buy the wine.
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It looks like it is THAT time of the year again. Teenage grapes... almost adults.<span class="emoji emoji1f377"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f377"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f347"></span> <span class="emoji emoji1f4cd"></span>Sonoma Valley ...
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It looks like it is THAT time of the year again. Teenage grapes... almost adults. Sonoma Valley California... Beauutiful. #Sonoma #wine #SonomaChat . . ... #Gooutside #optoutside #healdsburg #sonomacounty #wine #vineyards #sonomavalley #sonomavalleywine #visitcalifornia ... It looks like it is THAT time of the year again. Teenage grapes... almost adults.🍷🍷🍇
📍Sonoma Valley California... Beauutiful.
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Known for howling at the moon, coyotes hunt at night and howl to communicate their location. They ...
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Known for howling at the moon, coyotes hunt at night and howl to communicate their location. They are also known for being "wily". Coyotes also use other noises to communicate. They use three distinct calls — a squeak, a distress call & a howl. Fabulous to sit on the porch these last few weeks, ... Known for howling at the moon, coyotes hunt at night and howl to communicate their location. They are also known for being "wily". Coyotes also use other noises to communicate. They use three distinct calls — a squeak, a distress call & a howl.
Fabulous to sit on the porch these last few weeks, stargaze, listen to & watch the coyotes track in the evenings. @oldheardranch
I have been traveling in the high desert this past few weeks, getting some writing done and hanging with this guy & his buddy who sometimes accompanies him & by 'hanging'... I mean trying to slyly capture his photo before he sees me. Old Heard Ranch is a very cool @airbnb rental with 20 acres of pristine desert wildlands and right on the edge of town. Walking distance to Pappy & Harriet's which you must visit. It is an iconic location with greats like Anthony Bourdain featuring it and Paul McCartney playing a show.
Back to these beautiful animals, As much as some people may be scared of them, most coyotes are waay more scared of us & interactions with humans, they take off out of site to sound or people. Although small pets should obviously beware. Many more photos to come, Blog post in August. Stay tuned... Coyotes, Roadrunners, Jackrabbits, oh my!!
Actually, they were all really cute visitors.
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Vibes this weekend... Spending time getting my writing done (finally) & just enjoying the solitude ...
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Vibes this weekend... Spending time getting my writing done (finally) & just enjoying the solitude & views. Morning sunrise. Pioneertown, California at 4k+ elevation High Desert Life. People stumble over pebbles... not Mountains. #SipOnThisJuice . . . ... #SonomaChat  #sunrise  #skylovers  #cloudporn #cloudysky  #landscape  #mohajedesert_ #bestsky #landscape_lovers  #landscape_captures  #outdoors #winter  #palmsprings  #sunrise_madness #instagood  #photooftheday  #nature  #sun  #sky #coachella2018  #sunshine  #coachella #naturehippys  #visitcalifornia  #visitca @visitcalifornia  #pioneertown ... Vibes this weekend...
Spending time getting my writing done (finally) & just enjoying the solitude & views. Morning sunrise.
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The people you travel with play a big part in your trip's success. Right?!? Franciacorta, Italy ...
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The people you travel with play a big part in your trip's success. Right?!? Franciacorta, Italy is quite the experience. Just going through and organizing the 2k+ photos from 7 lovely days spent with a group of amazing friends learning all about bubbles!! This shot was taken right outside ... The people you travel with play a big part in your trip's success. Right?!?
Franciacorta, Italy is quite the experience. Just going through and organizing the 2k+ photos from 7 lovely days spent with a group of amazing friends learning all about bubbles!!
This shot was taken right outside our hotel room @hotelrivalago on Lake Iseo... Check out these views!!
With it’s own private beach on the Lake… an on-site restaurant… views of the lake from your room… and a location in the heart of Franciacorta’s wine country ~~ Hotel Rivalago, Sulzano… is a fantastic destination for travelers indeed.
The hotel staff are experts in providing exclusive travel experiences with local knowledge of the region and the options that are available to tourists.
Ryan @thefermentedfruit & I took this photo before leaving for dinner... I had no time for makeup or hair... but who cares... that is what vacation is all about... relaxing and living carefree in the moment!!
Big thanks to the @franciacorta Consortium and @theitalianwinegirl for the invite and to the wonderful crew of friends I traveled with. Creating lifelong relationships and bonds with the group. My glass is raised til our next journey abroad. @anatoli.l @jsfashionista @doobeedoobop
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Quality through sacrifice is a priority at Mounts Vineyards with these old vines. A philosophy ...
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Quality through sacrifice is a priority at Mounts Vineyards with these old vines. A philosophy of excellence passing through three generations of wine-grape growers & over 60 years in the Dry Creek Valley!! @mountswinery @drycreekvalleywines From vine to bottle, they specialize in ... Quality through sacrifice is a priority at Mounts Vineyards with these old vines. A philosophy of excellence passing through three generations of wine-grape growers & over 60 years in the Dry Creek Valley!! @mountswinery @drycreekvalleywines
From vine to bottle, they specialize in hand-crafted, limited production lots of Petite Sirah, Malbec, Grenache, Viognier, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel.
Bold yet approachable Zin with rich red fruit flavors and a long lingering finish.
Red cherry, rhubarb, pomegranate, little herbiness, and a hint of white pepper on the finish.
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DID YOU KNOW?? Planting GRAPES in rows that FACE north & south allows better access to sun than ...
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DID YOU KNOW?? Planting GRAPES in rows that FACE north & south allows better access to sun than planting east-west orientation. WHY?!? As the sun crosses the sky, it shines on both sides of the GRAPEVINES!! Of course, other row orientations can be productive, & are capable of producing ... DID YOU KNOW?? Planting GRAPES in rows that FACE north & south allows better access to sun than planting east-west orientation.

WHY?!? As the sun crosses the sky, it shines on both sides of the GRAPEVINES!!
Of course, other row orientations can be productive, & are capable of producing high quality fruit. Practical considerations are often the deciding factor in determining the orientation of a new vineyard planting whether it be the size or shape of the plot of land or the slope of the property.

The ideal vineyard (arguably) is planted with north to south orientation keeping in mind that there are many factors to take into account when it comes to planting. To each his own. Winemaking & growing has become an art form and the artist should paint the canvas in whichever direction they feel best suit their project.
Always learning in the wine trade.
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There is no angry way... to say the word ~ BUBBLES. 🍾 🥂 @moetchandon @moetusa @bottlerocknapa @williamssonoma ...
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My hot tub looks like a wine barrel!!! How cool is that?!? And very fitting for this wine country gal ...
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My hot tub looks like a wine barrel!!! How cool is that?!? And very fitting for this wine country gal who will be visiting Palm Springs this week... Had a blast popping bottles and enjoying the natural light shows of the sunset. And don't fret, while I am here, I will be photographing 'the pink ... My hot tub looks like a wine barrel!!! How cool is that?!? And very fitting for this wine country gal who will be visiting Palm Springs this week... Had a blast popping bottles and enjoying the natural light shows of the sunset.
And don't fret, while I am here, I will be photographing 'the pink door' along with a few other pretty doors. I heard last night that people get mighty obsessive about doors and white houses out here. @visitpalmsprings
Personally, I prefer the wine barrel hot tub!! You can take the girl out of wine country... but you'll never take wine country out of the girl. #visitgps #psiloveyou  #palmspringslife #SipOnThisJuice
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THIS... is what I call a Happy Fourth!! <span class="emoji emoji1f389"></span> @arlenoble 🍾 🥂 Thanks to the lovely @lisamattsonwine for ...
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THIS... is what I call a Happy Fourth!! @arlenoble 🍾 🥂 Thanks to the lovely @lisamattsonwine for always pointing me in the right direction when it comes to champers & shenanigans... @jordanwinery Hope your Fourth is treating you fabulously well 🍾🍾🍾 THIS... is what I call a Happy Fourth!! 🎉 @arlenoble 🍾 🥂 Thanks to the lovely @lisamattsonwine for always pointing me in the right direction when it comes to champers & shenanigans... @jordanwinery
Hope your Fourth is treating you fabulously well 🍾🍾🍾
Fireworks= fun, pretty & explode-y. They're also dangerous, deadly & burn-y. Please Stay Safe ...
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Fireworks= fun, pretty & explode-y. They're also dangerous, deadly & burn-y. Please Stay Safe this Fourth of July Everyone. Use common sense. Yes, I may sound like your Grandma... but I'm perfectly OK with that this year. After the devastating Sonoma wildfires that irrevocably changed ... Fireworks= fun, pretty & explode-y. They're also dangerous, deadly & burn-y. Please Stay Safe this Fourth of July Everyone. Use common sense.
Yes, I may sound like your Grandma... but I'm perfectly OK with that this year.
After the devastating Sonoma wildfires that irrevocably changed soo many people's lives, the last thing I want to see is fire-anything in Wine Country. Especially in this dry California summer heat.
Personally, my plans involve a bottle of bubbly, caviar and a hot tub with a perfect view of the stars. Every night the stars & the moon put on a show... for free. Just sayin'...
So, please, if you have to enjoy fireworks this year, do so with responsibility in mind first & foremost.
End of my G-ma rant for the day, I do sound like a real bummer. But again, I'm good with that. Plus, I am a parent, so I'm well practiced at giving lectures.
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Shoot for the moon... & if you miss... you shall be among the stars. The moon puts on an elegant show... ...
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Shoot for the moon... & if you miss... you shall be among the stars. The moon puts on an elegant show... different every time in shape, color & nuance. Shoot for the moon... & if you miss... you shall be among the stars.
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The ones that keep in your mind are the wines you drink with friends while enjoying life. These are ...
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The ones that keep in your mind are the wines you drink with friends while enjoying life. These are the special bottles. Right?!? Sipping a top mountains in Sonoma at @beldenbarns with the best of them. Organizing photo folders & came across this gem. Making time for the best things in life. ... The ones that keep in your mind are the wines you drink with friends while enjoying life. These are the special bottles. Right?!?
Sipping a top mountains in Sonoma at @beldenbarns with the best of them.
Organizing photo folders & came across this gem. Making time for the best things in life. Like enjoying Belden Barns wine in an actual barn & a walk through the vineyards to the wishing tree. Good times, good friends, good food & wine.
Checking all the boxes.
Cheers to a great Sunday 🥂
& Thank you to Nate & Lauren for hosting us & @jsfashionista for arranging things & @lisamattsonwine & Damon & @thefermentedfruit & @mrscotteddy for spending the day enjoying life together 🥂🥂🥂🍾
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Another favorite family & winery of mine in the heart of the Russian River Valley @bucher_wines ...
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Another favorite family & winery of mine in the heart of the Russian River Valley @bucher_wines wines with 36 acres of sustainably farmed Pinot Noir on 14 very distinct blocks.The small, diversified blocks are perfect for artisanal, hand crafted wine production. Plus they have 2 more acres ... Another favorite family & winery of mine in the heart of the Russian River Valley @bucher_wines wines with 36 acres of sustainably farmed Pinot Noir on 14 very distinct blocks.The small, diversified blocks are perfect for artisanal, hand crafted wine production. Plus they have 2 more acres of Chardonnay!!
A family owned & operated small batch winery in the heart of Russian River Valley. Clone 777 Rosé is absolutely fabulous and pairs perfectly with my desert vacation. A refreshing glass. Only 112 cases made of this beautiful bottle.
Bright cherry notes, fresh cut melon, little hint strawberry, rhubarb on finish. The vineyard is adjacent to the Bucher’s home and is part of Bucher Farms, an organic dairy started in 1958 by John Bucher’s parents after they emigrated from Switzerland. 
John and his wife Diane now run the vineyards and the organic dairy farm adjacent which provides milk to local milk producers @clover.sonoma ... I have had the pleasure of hanging out with John & Diane at events & had a blast, they are a great couple. Real genuine people with a passion for what they do and the land they are on.. I stopped in for a quick tour & tasting at the vineyards, at their family home which is adjacent, last week on my way to the desert to pick up this bottle.
This bottle paired PERFECTLY with my vacation sunset views. Scroll to see the sunset I paired with. I love traveling in California. It is as beautiful here as the color of my wine glass too. My glass today matched the sunset.
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There is a butterfly in my drink. You heard me right, a BUTTERFLY!! - #Winning. Scott Beattie, Master ...
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There is a butterfly in my drink. You heard me right, a BUTTERFLY!! - #Winning. Scott Beattie, Master Mixologist, you are epic. Meadowood's Beverage Director, Mr. Beattie @scottcbeattie is extremely creative, an artist really. This was a drink not soon to be forgotten. I bet you want to ... There is a butterfly in my drink. You heard me right, a BUTTERFLY!! - #Winning. Scott Beattie, Master Mixologist, you are epic. Meadowood's Beverage Director, Mr. Beattie @scottcbeattie is extremely creative, an artist really. This was a drink not soon to be forgotten. I bet you want to know how he did it?!?
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Kosta Browne threw this fabulous shindig announcing their new Gallery space for wine club members. Go see their pages for more info, it's exciting news for KB, see my blog launching tomorrow afternoon for more.
Thank you to @therestaurantmw for the fabulous food and drink & special appreciation goes to @kostabrownewinery & @colangelopr for the invite to such a fabulous evening of entertainment.
Vintners Old Fashioned - Wine Country Style. Straight Edge Bourbon, Star Anise, Cinnamon, Clove, Orange, Bitters... + Butterfly
**As Promised: the butterflies are suspended in a caramelized sugar candy. And yes, they are REAL Butterflies. How cool is that?!? Scroll through for more videos & close ups of butterflies, cocktails & Kosta Browne's new Gallery Space. It was a fun night.
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Go explore your day, treasures are there to find. Like this one. A friend sent me a message that had ...
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Go explore your day, treasures are there to find. Like this one. A friend sent me a message that had a fuzzy photo of this artwork. They knew that I loved @jordanwinery & it looked cool. I love working in wine & chatting about it. I also love that people listen & know enough about me to send me a message ... Go explore your day, treasures are there to find. Like this one. A friend sent me a message that had a fuzzy photo of this artwork. They knew that I loved @jordanwinery & it looked cool.
I love working in wine & chatting about it. I also love that people listen & know enough about me to send me a message when they come across a hand crafted piece like this. It now is a welcome addition to my home. I contacted the seller and bought it later that afternoon in Sonoma County, California.
Have YOU ever had someone send you a message with a one of a kind wine related item just because they knew you'd enjoy it?
Me too. & it's wonderful.
I'm thinking of putting a small wire mesh around bottle half of bottle and then putting corks inside. Your thoughts?
Or I could just leave it like it is. Which is pretty cool.
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This summer, put your phone away for a few days. Make some memories that no-one knows about. Make ...
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How do YOU react when a bottle of bubbly is popped?!? For me, it's ALL smiles. Especially when we're ...
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How do YOU react when a bottle of bubbly is popped?!? For me, it's ALL smiles. Especially when we're talking @veuveclicquot 🍾 Right?!? The fabulous Madame Clicquot... the first woman to run a Champagne house. But... DID YOU KNOW?!? In 1775, it was also credited to be the first Champagne house ... How do YOU react when a bottle of bubbly is popped?!? For me, it's ALL smiles.
Especially when we're talking @veuveclicquot 🍾 Right?!?
The fabulous Madame Clicquot... the first woman to run a Champagne house. But... DID YOU KNOW?!? In 1775, it was also credited to be the first Champagne house to produce rosé Champagne, using the method of adding red wine during production.
The Founders son, François Clicquot, married Barbe-Nicole Ponsardin in 1798 and died in 1805, leaving his widow (veuve in French) 'The Madame'... in control of a company involved in banking, wool trading, and Champagne production. She became the first woman to take over a Champagne house. Under Madame Clicquot's guidance, the firm focused entirely on bubbles, to great success.
CHEERS TO THAT!!! 🍾🍾🍾🥂
During the Napoleonic Wars, Madame Clicquot made strides in establishing her wine in royal courts throughout Europe, thus becoming the first Champagne house to ship Champagne through the blockade to Russia in 1811. During this time, she also gave Champagne to the Prussian guards enforcing the blockade. Soldiers opened the champagne with their swords, so started the technique of sabring Champagne!! Soo many bubbly firsts!! 🍾🍾
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LIVE Music Sundays In June!! Join the winery for a relaxed, music-filled wine country day at @brcohn . Sit ...
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LIVE Music Sundays In June!! Join the winery for a relaxed, music-filled wine country day at @brcohn . Sit back under the olive trees with a glass of wine and savor the sounds of live, local music. Today featuring Clay Bell!! I reccomend the Sauv Blsnc in this summer heat!! . I had a blast ... LIVE Music Sundays In June!! Join the winery for a relaxed, music-filled wine country day at @brcohn
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I had a blast with my teenagers as @wonderbread5band played a couple of weeks ago at the winery. What a GORGEOUS location for a concert too. Don't ya think???
Scroll through the photos and videos to see what it is like to attend. Blog coming soon...
In September, @bottlerocknapa has paired with #BRCOHN to host concerts in Sonoma... tickets sold out quick and I am uber excited to attend. See you there?!?
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Have YOU ever visited or tasted Franciacorta?! Stunning sparkling wines made in the Champagne ...
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Have YOU ever visited or tasted Franciacorta?! Stunning sparkling wines made in the Champagne method DOCG. @berlucchiwine 🍾 I enjoyed meeting this gentleman more than anything on the trip, plus he loves twitter so you know we got along fabulously, Thank you to Arturo Ziliani for being such ... Have YOU ever visited or tasted Franciacorta?! Stunning sparkling wines made in the Champagne method DOCG. @berlucchiwine 🍾 I enjoyed meeting this gentleman more than anything on the trip, plus he loves twitter so you know we got along fabulously, Thank you to Arturo Ziliani for being such a fantastic host during our visit @arturoziliani!! Next time you are traveling to Italy, consider taking a day trip to this luxurious and practically tourist-free region of wine country. Or stop for a day or two and relax … (scroll through the photos to see more) Link in bio above.
One of my TOP 3 places to visit was Berlucchi Winery - A declared objective of absolute quality everywhere and of sustainability… which is sooo important to long term growth. In Franciacorta, Italy with an endless supply of history, a truly inspirational vineyard landscape … plus all that fantastic sparkling wine!! At Berlucchi - Franco Ziliani, chosen father of Franciacorta by the area’s winegrowers, guided the winery through the portals of the new millennium. By his side is the second generation, in the figures of his children Cristina, Arturo, and Paolo who run the operation today. (Arturo is pictured above)They make luxurious wine in Franciacorta - To see my Top 10 places to sip wine and enjoy history, see the link in my bio.
In Franciacorta they make sparkling wine in the traditional method where secondary fermentation takes place in the individual bottles. Yes, please.
Labeled with a DOCG status since 1995, the region is gaining real momentum among wine enthusiasts across the globe. It has also been gaining momentum in my glass…
I am a big fan of their sparkling wines. The complexity in the glass is outstanding from this mainly Pinot Noir and Chardonnay growing region with a moderate climate producing happy grapes with quite the history.
Complexity is important with any wine but with sparkling wines it is harder to detect the complex aromas that develop once the cork is popped.
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A winemaker must take the fruit into the bottle... as the purest expression of that vineyard possible. . An ...
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A winemaker must take the fruit into the bottle... as the purest expression of that vineyard possible. . An art form. #Winemaking #Sonoma #SonomaChat . Have YOU visited a vineyard lately? It is summer. A fabulous time to be here. . . . . ... #Gooutside #optoutside #wine #vineyards ... A winemaker must take the fruit into the bottle... as the purest expression of that vineyard possible.
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Snoop Dogg Broke the Guinness World Record for Biggest Gin and Juice = 180 bottles of gin, 154 bottles ...
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Snoop Dogg Broke the Guinness World Record for Biggest Gin and Juice = 180 bottles of gin, 154 bottles of apricot brandy and 38 jugs of orange juice & I was front stage. What a fabulous & unforgettable experience, thank you @BottleRockNAPA!! I also managed to chase down his golf cart after the ... Snoop Dogg Broke the Guinness World Record for Biggest Gin and Juice = 180 bottles of gin, 154 bottles of apricot brandy and 38 jugs of orange juice & I was front stage. What a fabulous & unforgettable experience, thank you @BottleRockNAPA!! I also managed to chase down his golf cart after the performance & true to 2016 appearance, I got mad stares from his security. Hehe. Totally worth it. Although for any one who saw me, Yes, I looked like a total idiot running alongside a golfcart. In 2016, I also took a funny photo of Snoop’s bodyguard giving me ‘the stare’. Scroll through the photos, BIG THANKS to Snoop, see photo 6!!... for acknowledging my crazy sprinting effort
@snoopdogg 😘 Cheers 🥃
Although, (warning: I’m ranting here) I have NEVER been in a press pit like that which felt more like a MMA battle... leading me to chase his cart instead. Snoop always brings the BIGGEST crowds to the Culinary Stage at Bottlerock, it is wall to wall people.
Packed press area and photographers actually shoving each other & name calling during the performance. “Grow up”... these were adults acting like children in a pissing contest. Running after carts & staying away from paparazzi crazy photographers was more my style... waaay more fun than being elbowed in the chest when I tried to film him pouring gin. I guess celebs are correct - Some paparazzi’s are CRAZY. Perhaps if these paparazzi people had a gin & juice before the performance they would have been able to better hold their shit together. Yes, I am ranting on instagram (something I never do) but then again, I have NEVER been elbowed by a photographer. And by a large male… elbowing a lady & looking right at me while doing so. No apology either. To the very large man with stomach hanging out in the tacky tie dyed shirt: I’m looking for you next year… and so is my elbow. Just sayin’.
And to Snoop Dogg - Next time you are in Wine Country or the Bay Area, I’d love to pour you some of our delicious wine. As he is quoted as saying ““The most important decision I’ve made in business? The choices of people I have around me.” --Snoop Dogg
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What wine varietal do you think PAIRS BEST with SUSHI? Or should I just order a cocktail?!? Haha <span class="emoji emoji1f378"></span> <span class="emoji emoji1f4cd"></span> ...
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What wine varietal do you think PAIRS BEST with SUSHI? Or should I just order a cocktail?!? Haha ~ Napa Valley Wine Country, California . ~ @morimotonapa @chef_morimoto ~ @bottlerocknapa @latitude38ent BottleRock brings it when it comes to food!🤟 Each year the music festival ... What wine varietal do you think PAIRS BEST with SUSHI? Or should I just order a cocktail?!? Haha 🍸
📍 ~ Napa Valley Wine Country, California .
🍴 ~ @morimotonapa @chef_morimoto
🎵 ~ @bottlerocknapa @latitude38ent
BottleRock brings it when it comes to food!🤟 Each year the music festival ups the foodie game by bringing together Wine Country's greatest chefs & restaurants — from Thomas Keller to a fave of mine Chef Morimoto — BottleRock Napa ~ Can't wait to see what they have in store for 2019. #BOTTLEROCK #BOTTLEROCK2018 #BOTTLEROCKNAPA
SAVE THE DATES: May 24-26, 2019
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How cute are these? Plus, they have a sparkling wine fittingly named 'Toast'. I had a BLAST at #BottleRock ...
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How cute are these? Plus, they have a sparkling wine fittingly named 'Toast'. I had a BLAST at #BottleRock last week sipping on Jam & Butter by @jamcellars who sponsor the main stage each year for memorial day weekend 🥂 Have you tried these yet?!? How cute are these? Plus, they have a sparkling wine fittingly named 'Toast'. I had a BLAST at #BottleRock last week sipping on Jam & Butter by @jamcellars who sponsor the main stage each year for memorial day weekend 🎸 🥂 🍷✌ 🎶🎵 🎶 🎵🎶
Have you tried these yet?!?
Don't wait for someone to bring you flowers. Plant your own garden & decorate your own life. - Luther ...
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Don't wait for someone to bring you flowers. Plant your own garden & decorate your own life. - Luther Burbank Busy with big new things on the horizon and I couldn't be more excited!! Writing a book, building preset filters, a new site design and a soon to launch podcast. Even have 2 new interns ... Don't wait for someone to bring you flowers. Plant your own garden & decorate your own life. - Luther Burbank
Busy with big new things on the horizon and I couldn't be more excited!! Writing a book, building preset filters, a new site design and a soon to launch podcast. Even have 2 new interns this summer and 3 trips booked in July alone... It is great to be back to work after being ill for soo long.
If you LOVE what you do... Is it really called 'work' ?!? 🍾 🥂 🍷🍴 🤟
Are YOU ready for some stellar content and travel posts galore... plus of course the standard wine and food selfies? I am. Its summertime damnit, time to enjoy it!!
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A bright & crisp Rosé with a nose of raspberry, pomegranate, a little floral essence. @stsupery ...
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A bright & crisp Rosé with a nose of raspberry, pomegranate, a little floral essence. @stsupery 🥂 Watermelon dominates the mouth with strawberries & a touch of ripe raspberries. This is what Rosé is supposed to taste like. A beautiful bottle that I enjoy each & every year at #BottleRock Napa ... A bright & crisp Rosé with a nose of raspberry, pomegranate, a little floral essence. @stsupery 🥂 Watermelon dominates the mouth with strawberries & a touch of ripe raspberries. This is what Rosé is supposed to taste like. A beautiful bottle that I enjoy each & every year at #BottleRock Napa Valley!
Perfect for the summer days too 🌅
St Supery is one of our main VIP sponsors at the show! I also enjoy their Cabernet throughout the year with dinner. Have you tried this one yet?!?
Such a great price point for a lovely glass each & every time & easy to find throughout the U.S.!!
This wine is full of life... Blend: 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 7% Malbec, 5% Petit Verdot, 4% Cabernet Franc
At #BOTTLEROCK2018, I paired this with a watermelon salad from FARM at @carnerosresort (Scroll through the photos) Perfect pairing.
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Music is like the wine... that fills the cup of silence. My glass is half full this week... It's here!! ...
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Music is like the wine... that fills the cup of silence. My glass is half full this week... It's here!! #BottleRock NAPA VALLEY 2018 @bottlerocknapa #NapaValley #NapaValleyWine #VisitNapaValley ️🥂 Bruno Mars, The Killers, MUSE, The Chainsmokers, Halsey, Snoop Dogg, Incubus, ... Music is like the wine... that fills the cup of silence. My glass is half full this week...
It's here!! #BottleRock NAPA VALLEY 2018 🎉 @bottlerocknapa #NapaValley #NapaValleyWine #VisitNapaValley
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Bruno Mars, The Killers, MUSE, The Chainsmokers, Halsey, Snoop Dogg, Incubus, Earth Wind & Fire, The Head & The Heart, Thievery Corporation, The Revivalists, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, SOJA, Shakey Graves, Lake Street Dive, The Record Company, Tank & The Bangas, The Motet, Moonalice, Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real…
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Tears of Joy... running down the bottle. Wow, not yet released, what a treat to taste <span class="emoji emoji1f377"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f377"></span>Soo excited ...
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Tears of Joy... running down the bottle. Wow, not yet released, what a treat to taste Soo excited to share with you the News!! Here's the latest @kostabrownewinery scoop: Cerise Vineyards~ Kosta Browne's first foray into Mendocino County!! The wineries 3rd estate owned vineyard. Owning ... Tears of Joy... running down the bottle. Wow, not yet released, what a treat to taste 🍷🍷Soo excited to share with you the News!! Here's the latest @kostabrownewinery scoop:
Cerise Vineyards~ Kosta Browne's first foray into Mendocino County!! The wineries 3rd estate owned vineyard. Owning land and farming their own vineyards are the next steps for the winery and I couldn't be more excited. You may recognize this fabulous vineyard from winemakers like Littorai and Knez who have bottled it in the past.
For just over 20 years, Kosta Browne has crafted intensely flavored and balanced wines and now.... Drum Roll Please... THEY WILL HAVE ... a beautiful Gallery where wine club members and waiting list guests can schedule a visit!! You heard that right!! Before this, this cult winery was not open to the public... some big steps are being taken. I will be posting more details, and a photo tour of the new facility this week on the blog... stay tuned and until then... enjoy these tears of joy on the bottle, cuz even the wine is tearing up in anticipation of your visit!
Are YOU on the waiting list yet?!? You should be.
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&... it begins!! Party with @jamcellars wine yesterday to launch #BottleRock weekend. Yes... ...
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&... it begins!! Party with @jamcellars wine yesterday to launch #BottleRock weekend. Yes... my weekend is starting on a Tuesday... cuz that's how I roll when it comes to memorial day weekend 🥂 🤟 Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley in my glass. Doing it right. @bottlerocknapa . Tickets ... &... it begins!! Party with @jamcellars wine yesterday to launch #BottleRock weekend. Yes... my weekend is starting on a Tuesday... cuz that's how I roll when it comes to memorial day weekend🍷🍷 🥂 🤟 🎸
Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley in my glass. Doing it right. @bottlerocknapa
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Tickets sold out in less than an hour this year... I couldn't be prouder to be part of the #BottleRock social media team... Taking it to the Next Level THIS Year NAPA VALLEY 2018 lineup 🎉 Don’t miss @brunomars, @thekillers, @muse & many more this summer!  My glass is ready!! I will be there once again covering all the behind the scenes and on stage action as much as possible so keep a look out for all of my live Instagram, Twitter and Facebook posts of videos and photos of wine, food, music, beer and fun galore. Oh, and some musicians too... 😘
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It's here!! #BottleRock NAPA VALLEY 2018 <span class="emoji emoji1f389"></span> Don’t miss @brunomars, @thekillers, @muse & many more ...
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It's here!! #BottleRock NAPA VALLEY 2018 Don’t miss @brunomars, @thekillers, @muse & many more this week!!!! @bottlerocknapa #NapaValley #NapaValleyWine #VisitNapaValley . Summer days and chilled rosé are just around the corner! ️🥂 Bruno Mars, The Killers, MUSE, The Chainsmokers, ... It's here!! #BottleRock NAPA VALLEY 2018 🎉 Don’t miss @brunomars, @thekillers, @muse & many more this week!!!! @bottlerocknapa #NapaValley #NapaValleyWine #VisitNapaValley
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Summer days and chilled rosé are just around the corner! ☀️🥂
Bruno Mars, The Killers, MUSE, The Chainsmokers, Halsey, Snoop Dogg, Incubus, Earth Wind & Fire, The Head & The Heart, Thievery Corporation, The Revivalists, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, SOJA, Shakey Graves, Lake Street Dive, The Record Company, Tank & The Bangas, The Motet, Moonalice, Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real…
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Here, we find a girl... in her natural habitat<span class="emoji emoji1f377"></span> Can you believe that this is the only photo I have of ...
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Here, we find a girl... in her natural habitat Can you believe that this is the only photo I have of myself from the most amazing wine dinner...?!? Scroll through photos to view more of my 'habitat' A girl... can get easily distracted by all this wonderful wine, food and these vineyard views... ... Here, we find a girl... in her natural habitat🍷 Can you believe that this is the only photo I have of myself from the most amazing wine dinner...?!? Scroll through photos to view more of my 'habitat'
A girl... can get easily distracted by all this wonderful wine, food and these vineyard views... Wine Country is a special place. Stay tuned this week for my coverage of 'Outstanding In The Field' a very special set of wine filled dinner events held throughout the year. On the blog this week!! Get your tickets now!! They sell out quick. @out_inthefield
📍 Vineyard @cobbwines Occidental, CA
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"Each year the vineyard dances with Mother Nature & she leads." Family owned, thoughtfully farmed, ...
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"Each year the vineyard dances with Mother Nature & she leads." Family owned, thoughtfully farmed, patiently curated. Some vineyards hold a special place in your heart. Kanzler Vineyard is one of them for me... Sonoma Coast Gold!! @kanzlerfamilyvineyards Have you tried it yet??? If ... "Each year the vineyard dances with Mother Nature & she leads." Family owned, thoughtfully farmed, patiently curated. Some vineyards hold a special place in your heart. Kanzler Vineyard is one of them for me... Sonoma Coast Gold!! @kanzlerfamilyvineyards 🍷
Have you tried it yet??? If not, you are missing out. Consistenly one of the top rated Pinot Noirs in Russian River Valley. This bottle, produced by @lynmarestate is a real gem. Thanks to the whole Lynmar team & special shout out to @sonomachef for all the wonderful food pairings. Stay tuned for more on the blog this week about my trip to Lynmar with @mrscotteddy for a VIP tour & food pairing... Kanzler also bottles their own Pinot and just showed a 93 pt score on their latest release. In 2007, both their Pinots received a 96 pt score with ALL of their Pinots in last several years scoring over 90 with 93, 94, & more... Consistency in the bottle... check out the Kanzler website to find more about how to acquire this fabulous juice.
Or just drive over to Lynmar for a taste... they are one of a select few, like Kosta Browne Winery, that have the pleasure of sourcing grapes from this farming family.
Thank me later, cuz I know you will. Pinot Noir, yum.
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As a mom... do YOU know what I like to do?!? Drink Wine. Does YOUR mom have a favorite wine? Red or ...
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As a mom... do YOU know what I like to do?!? Drink Wine. Does YOUR mom have a favorite wine? Red or White?!? ... & more importantly... Have you brought her a bottle recently? Happy Mother's Day to all those hard working ladies out there!! Cheers to another great year🥂 As a mom... do YOU know what I like to do?!?
Drink Wine.
Does YOUR mom have a favorite wine? Red or White?!? ... & more importantly... Have you brought her a bottle recently?
Happy Mother's Day to all those hard working ladies out there!! Cheers to another great year🥂
The people & stories are just part of what makes Sonoma so great! Winemakers & Growers @ballettovineyards ...
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The people & stories are just part of what makes Sonoma so great! Winemakers & Growers @ballettovineyards have been and always will be a favorite of mine. A total gem, not only the winery but the family and the whole team! Its all about the people and making a personal connection with the guests. ... The people & stories are just part of what makes Sonoma so great! Winemakers & Growers @ballettovineyards have been and always will be a favorite of mine.
A total gem, not only the winery but the family and the whole team! Its all about the people and making a personal connection with the guests. A beautiful place to visit, taste and get to know the people of Sonoma County... especially ones that care so much about the land.
For the price point, the sparkling wine, pinot noir and chardonnay line up... are Knocking it out of the park!!👏👏👏 A luxurious glass of wine, at a price point that has collectors of fine Pinot, snatching them up quickly. True sense of place in the glass and a high end glass at that. Im always impressed by the vineyards and winemaking style, showing off the source. 🍇
A true farm family, 2nd generation at the tasting room. They are a close knit bunch and it was an absolute pleasure to enjoy a winemaker dinner in the barrel room this past week. Balletto Family is always working hard for the Sonoma Grape Community and very philanthropic as well, hope you get to visit next time youre in Sonoma!!
Thank you to the whole team for a lovely evening 🍷🍷🥂🍾
📍Santa Rosa, California
Catering: @pelotoncatering
#Sonoma #SonomaFood #SonomaChat #wine #winelover #sonomawine #sonomavalley #sonomavalleywine #Thewinepoor #dirtybandits #ilovewine #russianrivervalley #winedinner #winemakerdinner #sommlife #winesofinstagram #winesofig #sonomachat #igwines #winepimp #winetasting #sparklingwine #champagne #wineanddine #vino #cuvee #winegrowers #rrvw #sonomacoast #rrvwinegrowers @rrvwinegrowers @sonoma_chat @sonomacountygrapegrowers
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After a day of wine tasting... what do we crave most?!? Cocktails & a lovely meal. Sharing libations ...
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After a day of wine tasting... what do we crave most?!? Cocktails & a lovely meal. Sharing libations with friends is ALWAYS a good idea. What's YOUR favorite cocktail for end of the day shenanigans? & by the way... How pretty is THIS line up?!? Thanks go to Francis Ford Coppola Winery & Vineyards ... After a day of wine tasting... what do we crave most?!? Cocktails & a lovely meal.
Sharing libations with friends is ALWAYS a good idea. What's YOUR favorite cocktail for end of the day shenanigans?
& by the way... How pretty is THIS line up?!? Thanks go to Francis Ford Coppola Winery & Vineyards for the VIP tour, tasting & wonderful meal at Rustic, the restaurant on-site here at the winery. The @coppolawine Pool opens after memorial day for the summer, so you will be seeing many many more of these cocktails soon. Watch my stories this week to follow our journey. And don't forget to make your reservation now, with patio views overlooking the Alexander Valley vineyards... ambiance is on point.
With @mrscotteddy & @amusedblog
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