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 […]