Meet Thomas T. Thomas, an emerging winemaker in Anderson Valley, one of few African Americans making wine in the U.S.
Suzanne Groth to Chair 2020 Cincinnati International Wine Festival
Groth Vineyards & Winery CEO Suzanne Groth will chair the 2020 Cincinnati International Wine Festival. Read her story here!
24 Hours in Napa
Planning a short Napa wine country visit during a business trip requires a sharp strategy! Limit drive time and choose a diverse array of restaurant and winery experiences (with advance reservations!). February is Napa’s mustard season. Bright yellow blooms marching in straight lines between winter vines were a welcome contrast to gray skies and a…
Mark Beringer to Chair 2019 Cincinnati International Wine Festival
Only 8 winemakers in 140+ years! For the first time since 1971, Beringer Vineyards has a member of the Beringer family at the helm as Chief Winemaker.
Shaw-Ross Lineage Wine Tour
An exceptional tasting of wines from 5 family vineyard brands from the Shaw-Ross Lineage Collection, hosted by Hyde Park Gourmet in Cincinnati.
Book Review: Passion for Wine
Book review: Passion for Wine (The French Ideal and the American Dream) by Jean-Charles Boisset and Marnie Old.
Darioush: “Show Your Dreams to Others”
Darioush Khaledi excelled in two careers — construction in Iran and retail grocery in the U.S. — before realizing his dream of buying vineyard property in Napa Valley. The winery, called simply Darioush, is a testament to his determination and character.
Napa Saved by the Vines
2017 fires devastate Napa Valley. The vines are (mostly) fine; they are great fire retardants. But homes, businesses, entire wineries, and jobs are gone or on the brink.
Making Sweet Music in the (To Kalon) Vineyard
Geneviève Janssens Wine Director for Robert Mondavi Winery and Chairman of the 2017 Cincinnati International Wine Festival Doesn’t every story about the heart-stopping beauty and allure of Napa Valley need to start with a picture of this sign? It announces, with pleasure, “you’ve arrived”! The original sign was installed on June 30, 1950, to welcome…
Fond Remembrance of Margrit Mondavi
It was a gray, chilly February morning in Napa Valley, too dank even for the season’s hearty bright-yellow mustard crop to light up rows of vineyards. Two dozen aspiring and accomplished wine writers braved the drizzly day for a tour of Robert Mondavi Winery (RMW) with Director of Winemaking Geneviève Janssens, and for the opportunity to…