Easy Wine and Food Pairing

Pairing wine with food can be a challenging task.  I don’t know about you, but most of the time I feel intimidated by the process.  Anyone can do the white wine/white meat, red wine/red meat thing, but beyond that it can be tricky. Because wine is a natural product, it can vary from vintage to…

Sparkling Wine Cocktails and a TV Gig

New Year's Eve and New Year's Day are the perfect opportunities to enjoy a sparkling wine cocktail.  To that end, I was asked to join News 10 in Sacramento on Sunday morning for a spot on these tasty concoctions.  Tune in during the 8:00am hour where I'll share 3 recipes using Prosecco, and 1 using…

Weekend Tip: Why it’s good to understand terroir?

I'm sure you've seen that word, you may even understand that word….and certainly some don't necessarily believe  the reality of it's existence, but in general, there is, worldwide agreement that terroir contributes to the flavor profile of wine. Terroir is the term that describes the concept that an  interrelationship exists between site soil, water, topography and climate (micro,…