Tony Arcudi, Arcudi Wines

Arcudi Wines: The wine behind one man’s leap of faith

Life takes many twists and turns and for many winemakers their career beginnings drove them down quite a different path. Besides their approach to winemaking, it is this past that can also define the future of their style of winemaking. This is especially true for Tony Arcudi, Arcudi Wines. To read more… Save

Rombauer Sauvignon Blanc

Rombauer Vineyards: Sharing the joy of making wine

For many in the Napa wine industry life began in the 1970’s. You had the Judgment of Paris, which essentially put Napa Valley on the map in the world’s perspective but at the same time you had many lesser-known pioneers who were forging their way to make their statement in wine. One family that moved

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Chef Matthew Briggs and Winemaker Marcus Notaro

Ocean Prime meets Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars

It was a real treat to participate in the first ever winemaker dinner at Ocean Prime Beverly Hills. This dinner featured the new 2012 releases from Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars presented by winemaker Marcus Notaro. Having just attended a special luncheon that included The Art of Aging by Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, it was an

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Fountain, Artesa Winery

Artesa Vineyards & Winery: The Jewel of Carneros

For a wine writer, discovering an absolutely superb wine is like finding nirvana.  Add in the ingredients of a consistent portfolio of wine, an outstanding winemaker and a magnificent and architecturally pleasing setting for a winery. Such was the case when I had the opportunity to visit with Mark Beringer at Artesa Winery. To read

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