Indulge in Port Wine

When the weather is chilly, be it a deep winter freeze or a cool mountain evening any time of year, there are few pleasures...

Wines of Lebanon, Greece

When it comes to the history of wine, there is clearly more than one viable origin story, but the one I like the best...

A Sparkling Wine Primer

Let’s start with Champagne because it was the first and sets the stage for all the others produced in Champagne, a region, with a...

Volcanic wines of The South of France

Provence is clearly known in the wine world for light, ethereal Rosé and in the world of luxury travel for sunny villages and some...

Wines paired with American tapas

By Lou Phillips  ·  Bite American Tapas in Incline Village · Since 2007, locals and in-the-know visitors have made Bite! in Incline Village one of the...

What is bottle shock?

The Judgement of Paris, a famous wine tasting held in Paris in 1976, essentially proved that top-quality California wines were as good as top-quality...

Blending natural beauty & exquisite taste

Perched above the lake with unmatched views from the deck, dining room or SandBar, Christy Hill is a top pick for enjoying Tahoe City’s...

Wonderful winter wines

We all know what qualifies as necessities for comfort and joy when the snow flies. Crackling fires, cozy slippers and good company. For wine...

Another side of Moody’s

By Lou Phillips · Server extraordinaire Giancarlo "GC" Pelligrino · Moody’s in Truckee has always lived up to its tagline of Bistro, Bar and Beats and...

Explore small-production artisan wines

On an amazing July afternoon, after a hike up Shirley Canyon where I had experienced the energy and power of rushing waterfalls born from...