Design Your Own Wine Tasting Party

It is safe to say most wine lovers imbibe for shear enjoyment, whether to refresh in summer, to fortify in winter — like in...

Napa’s Original Terriorists: Al and Boots Brounstein

Most wine fans have heard of the concept of terroir, which in general describes a specific appellation’s — aka a vineyard area’s — location,...

Best wines to pair with pizza

After decades as both a sommelier and wine writer, I realized I have never written about pairing wine with America’s favorite food. To make...

Grower-Producer Champagnes

Those who read this column regularly know that for the most part I rarely hype the latest and greatest of the wine world. It...

The Big Vineyard in the Sky, Part II

The homepage of the Web site displays only 13 words. Those few words tell a large part of the story of our next Vineyard...

That Big Vineyard in the Sky, Part I

Recently I went to my cellar to grab some empty wooden wine boxes for a friend. One box felt suspiciously heavy and on investigation,...

The Fighting Varietals of 2019

Any veteran wine-lover will remember the term fighting varietal. It describes the category a bump or two above the basement and has typically been...

Wedding Wines

If you have lived in Tahoe a while or visit here regularly, you probably realize there are more than four seasons. In addition to...

Wine’s Magic Ingredient

It’s a picture perfect afternoon in wine country and you and your bestie are sitting on the most elegant of scenic hilltop patios being...

Wines Great for Grilling

Although al fresco dining usually starts with light fare and, if you followed the last three installments of my column (at TheTahoeWeekly.com; click on...