Tag Archives: chardonnay

Mike Grgich

Who is Mike Grgich?

Who is Mike Grgich? Arguably, the most influential winemaker in the New World. Celebrating his 90th birthday on April 1, 2013, Mike Grgich, winemaker and founder of the famous Grgich Hills Estate, may have had more influence on New World …

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White Wine Safari

Up for an Adventure? It doesn’t always require a full-fledged quest like a dive into the Great Barrier Reef or a climb up Mount Everest to satisfy the explorer in us. We can embrace our adventurous nature every day, and …

judgement of paris

37 years after the judgment of paris, chateau montelena still reigns supreme

It was the ultimate blind wine tasting, and one with higher stakes than anyone likely realized. 11 renowned judges (9 French, 1 British, and 1 American) gathered at the InterContinental Hotel in Paris on May 24, 1976, to compare four …


4 wine and cheese pairings for the patio

A salad here, a burger there and perhaps a meal out one night a week, keeping meals simple in the summer is key to getting the most out of this short season. But in keeping it simple, we run the …


April Pick 24

Spring is officially finally here, YAY! To celebrate I have brought in a couple of fun new wines starting with a bubbly Voveti Prosecco. Vovetti meaning ‘to promise’ is a nice bracing Prosecco that offers vibrant fruit and refreshing bubbles. …

He’s The Man!

I recently attended a wine tasting at Carrol & Co. to meet Bo Barrett with Chateau Montelena. The man that put Napa Valley on the map.  That’s right, Bo Barrett from Chateau Montelena. How is that do you ask?


abc…anything but chardonnay

Over the last couple of months, we’ve been chatting about Chardonnay and you’ve told me what you like and don’t like about the ones you’ve tasted.  The common thread in many of these conversations:  The big butterball style chardonnay is …