Cameron Douglas with New Zealand Wine

NZ Wine Navigator: Elevating the bar on New Zealand Wine

When we think of New Zealand wine most American’s are familiar with the big wineries that make their way to the United States, but many do not realize an effort is being made to bring notoriety to some small boutique wineries. One company forging the way to make these wineries known to us is NZ

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Stellar Wine 2018

Wines in Review: Stellar Wine of 2018

Beckoning in the New Year, I like to revisit those wines I sampled in 2018, which made a lasting and stellar wine impression.  Here are the exceptional wines and wineries that merit recognition. Furthermore, the wines chosen are those wowed me, and I wrote about throughout 2018. I will also share the two winemakers that

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Domaine Bousquet Sparkling Wines for Mother's Day

Six wines to enhance Mother’s Day

When I think of Mother’s Day, I think of the subtle pastel colors of pale pink and yellow. These hues transcend into the wines that are best suited for the occasion, a variation of white wines, Rosés, and sparkling wines. Here are a few wine suggestions to serve mom at brunch on Mother’s Day. Mother’s

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Romantic Wine

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a romantic wine

Like many when I think of Valentine’s Day I associate the day with the color pink. As I contemplate what to drink with my lover, I also think in the pink, which means my ideal romantic wine to share a special evening with my husband includes a bottle of either Rosé or sparkling wine of

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Stellar Wines of 2017

2017 Wines in Review: Stellar Wines of the year

As 2017 comes to a close, I found many wines, which made a lasting impression and I consider genuinely stellar wines in quality. Here are the exceptional wines and wineries I discovered that merit a standing on this wine list. Furthermore, the wines chosen are only those that I wrote about during this past year

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Champagne for New Years 2017

Bubble Watch: Sparkling Wine; Champagne, Cava, Prosecco

When people are shopping for New Year’s Eve, they often ask their local proprietor ” where’s the Champagne”? But are all Bubbly wines Champagne? No. While most people don’t differentiate between different types of sparkling wine, there are differences. Champagne Champagne is grown and made in the Champagne region in France. The wine made there

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Theopolis Vineyards Symphony

Six Wines to Compliment Your Thanksgiving Dinner

There is no right or wrong wine to serve with your holiday get together. The wine should not only compliment the cuisine but bond friends and family together. Wine is a means of socializing. Good wine is good company and especially true at Thanksgiving where we rejoice the fruits of the harvest and the vine.

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Chandon Étoile Rosé

Six sparkling wines to dazzle your Valentine’s Day

Sparkling wine and Valentine’s Day could be considered synonymous so what better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your lover than by opening a bottle of sparkling wine. Bubbles can enhance the occasion and bring out the dazzle for you and your true love. With a variety of hues and bubbles sizes, here are six

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Wine for the New Year

Eight wines to bring out the spirit of the New Year

As New Year’s Eve is just around the corner, I wanted to share some wines that I recently sampled that might tickle your fancy for the New Year. These suggestions will include sparkling wine to kick off the New Year, but it will include some wines to pair with your holiday dinner. White Wines: If

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The Ferrari Sparkling Wine

Ferrari Trento: Bringing out the dazzle of sparkling wine

It was the 2016 Emmy awards that brought the owner of Ferrari Trento to Los Angeles but it was the after party the following day where this Italian winery showed their true colors and expertise of creating a spectacular collection of sparkling wine. What made this event more extraordinary was the ambiance of the Bel

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