Well, I didn’t actually die … but figuratively I did and it took me a while to cross the proverbial ‘River Styx’ back to the land of the living. For those who have known me for a while, […]
Two Obscure Wine Finds
By Melissa Unsell Ok, vinous readers. Get ready to explore two more obscure wines. In this post, I’ll have you venturing off to France and Spain. Get your passports ready for your palate. No. 1 I recently purchased a […]
Wineless Wine Tasting?
So I have been reading a wine book called Simply Wine, by Heidi Yorkshire, in which she shares an adaptation of a wineless wine tasting exercise devised by Tim Hanni of Beringer Wine Estates that involves learning about wine through a tea tasting exercise!?!
Exploring the Santa Cruz Mountains: Ridge and Pichetti Vineyards
By Melissa Unsell An enduring, rustic 15 mile climb up the Santa Cruz mountains has me eager and full of joy. We make our ascent with our first destination being Ridge Vineyards. The destination just may take your breath […]
[Re-Post] Willamette Valley – A Version of Burgundy in the U.S. Part Three
Another beautiful day in the valley. Today we venture into Newburg to visit more great wineries and continue our Pinot Noir adventure. We started at Adelsheim with a trade tour from Matt. We tasted wines in distribution. Most wineries in […]