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 […]

A Moment with Viticulturist, Vintner, and Winemaker David Parrish

Do you know the name David Parrish? If not, you should. This third generation viticulturist, vintner, and winemaker of Parrish Family Vineyard in the Paso Robles AVA of California is truly a Renaissance man of the wine industry, having patented groundbreaking trellis designs in his early days as a student at UC-Davis and while holding […]