Wedding wines in five easy steps

Wedding season is coming and couples, planners and friends of the bride worldwide are trying to select wines that please everyone from the grandparents...

Santa Cruz Mountain wines

The Santa Cruz Mountain region is unique in that it is a pure coastal wine region, or American Viticultural Area, in that all of...

Wine on the Fault Line

So, you’ve made it to an outdoor concert on the coast. Your friends are on the way and you have arrived early, which means...

Napa Meets Surf City

So, a Croatian guy starts an award-winning coffee plantation on the Big Island of Hawaii. Said Croatian also loves him some Napa Cabernet and...

Find winter comfort in port wines

You may know that port is a rich, dark, viscous, fortified wine full of concentrated and complex flavors and textures and has a little...

Tips for picking sparkling wines

So, you’re standing in the Bubbles/Sparkling/Champagne section at the store and wondering what to get. Unless you’ve had the wine before, you’re not sure...

California Chardonnays perfect for winter

It was late December when your intrepid wine storyteller looked out his window at a beautiful, fresh down comforter of the light, white and...

Great wines to benefit good causes

We all have dreams — whether they are during slumber or consciously — for a better life. I’d also bet many of us dream...

Wine vintage matters

Vintage: It’s one of the main keys to knowing and understanding wine quality and value, which is essential for collectors and investors. It has...

Wine accessories for the wine lover

Rejoice. Your personal holiday wine coach is here. This is the year you will be able to joyfully move forward with your holiday gifting...