• By Published On: August 4, 2022

    During a rare chilly and rainy, late-spring day, a friend and I stopped to taste the highly rated wines at Lula Cellars, a small producer in the cooler and foggier “Deep End” of Anderson Valley in Mendocino County.

7th FRANC & FRANC International Cabernet Franc Forum

When Michael Broadbent visited Villány in 2000, he noted that “Cabernet Franc has found its natural home in Villány.” He was right.
Fast forward to 2022. Villány is the primary red wine region of Hungary, which is becoming increasingly well known for producing its signature wine, Cabernet Franc, thanks to the area’s sub-Mediterranean climate, loess and clay soils, and innovative producers who are making Villányi Franc in a variety of styles ... Read More

For the Love of Fog: Marine Layer Wines

For the Love of Fog: Marine Layer Wines
Wine is largely a pilgrimage: both for the people who make it and for the people who seek to appreciate it. There are so many things to learn. Attending winetasting seminars with a group of winemakers who have different viewpoints yet many commonalities, is fodder for a fantastic learning experience, which is just what the audience got when they attended “Winemakers and Their Muses” at the 2022 Big Sur Food and Wine Festival held at the Alila Ventana resort in early November ... Read More

Lenné Estate – Going in Blind

Lenné Estate – Going in Blind
Lutz, an Oregonian, began his career in Napa Valley in 1984, when he developed a taste for wine shortly after college. He worked at several well-known wineries, including Robert Mondavi. It was at Mondavi where Lutz and the Mondavi team would participate in staff blind tastings led by Robert himself ... Read More

Montoliva: Family Style Italian Wines in the Heart of the North Sierra Foothills

Montoliva: Family Style Italian Wines in the Heart of the North Sierra Foothills
For Mark Henry the journey into the wine business was twisty and turny to say the least.  After spending several years in the Army and getting a degree in Political Science, he decided to barrel-roll head first into the beer business. Why not? ... Read More

4th Annual International Cabernet Franc Wine Competition & Celebration

4th Annual International Cabernet Franc Wine Competition & Celebration
Who is this event for? For the 4th Annual Cabernet Franc Celebration, we have opened it up to both domestic and international producers of Cabernet Franc ... Read More

Adelaida District:  Focusing on the Classic Varieties with an Eye Toward the Future of Paso Robles Wine

Adelaida District:  Focusing on the Classic Varieties with an Eye Toward the Future of Paso Robles Wine
Located within the northwestern part of Paso Robles and situated at the southern end of the Santa Lucia Mountains, the Adelaida District AVA has quite a rich agriculture history.  Although the AVA was only recently established in 2014, the region has had grapes planted there going back a century ... Read More