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My First Hungarian Wine – A Silver Lining of the Pandemic

My First Hungarian Wine – A Silver Lining of the PandemicBy Elizabeth Smith While sheltering at home solo during the pandemic, Zoom interactions were my lifeline to the world personally and professionally, including wine tasting. I traveled the world through my wine glass, including appellations with which I was familiar, like Napa Valley, Lake County […]

Napa Valley Life Magazine – Summer 2021 Digital Issue

Here is the Napa Valley Life Magazine – Summer 2021 digital issue. You can flip through it online or download it by clicking the download icon in the top left corner.  It includes my two features. Enjoy Napa Valley: An Insider’s Guide to the Napa River’s Hidden History – pages 20-21 Cornucopia: Napa Valley’s Best Vegan and Vegetarian – pages […]

Beth’s Smart Sip: 2018 Fleur de California Vermentino Estate Vineyards, Carneros

On Saturday, July 3, I visited Browns Valley Market in Napa, California, which has one of the most interesting – but small – wine sections in the city. I saw a wine I knew would be great, but instead, the label – yes, the label – and the variety – Vermentino from Carneros – caught my […]

Wine grape residue as food? UC Davis scientists are studying the possibilities

Chardonnay Marc Flours – Photo Credit UC Davis My latest Napa Valley Register wine story is the most academic writing I have done since my WSET 3 exam and doctoral dissertation – “Wine grape residue as food? UC Davis scientists are studying the possibilities.” It is a topic that piqued my interest because wine grape […]

Beth’s Smart Sip: 2019 Rumpus Reserve California Chardonnay

Over the course of a couple of days, I tasted the 2019 Scott Peterson Wines Rumpus Reserve California Chardonnay. Oak fermented and aged on natural lees, including full malolactic fermentation, it reveals a balanced interplay of juicy tropical and citrus fruits, vanilla, and oak spice. It is all at once clean and creamy with a […]

Matt Parish Louie’s Block Old Vine Zinfandel

Me with a bottle of 2019 Matt Parish Louie’s Block Old Vine Zinfandel in Louie’s BlockPhoto Credit: Luiz da Silva I am delighted to share my contribution to the International Food, Wine, and Travel Writers Association’s FWT Magazine story, “Travel Writers share local wines and wineries” featuring the 2019 Matt Parish Wines Louie’s Block Old […]

Matteo Fecondo joins Vinture Consulting and Matt Parish Wines

Photo Credit: Matt Parish June 2021 — Matt Parish is delighted to announce Matteo Fecondo to the position of Consultant and Assistant Winemaker for Vinture Consulting and Matt Parish Wines. Matteo is a native of Ospedaletti, a small town on the seashore of Liguria, Italy. After spending 10 years working in hospitality, he enrolled and graduated in […]