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 […]

2016 Bridge Lane Chardonnay: My Wine of the Moment and Beth’s Smart Sip

The 2016 Bridge Lane Chardonnay (Lieb Vineyard, North Fork of Long Island, New York), produced and bottled by Lieb Cellars under their second label, is everything I love about chardonnay: clean, crisp, dry, and pure. Oakless fermentation and aging allows the bright, tart and zingy acidity to shine. Imagine biting into a crunchy, green apple, […]