Helping Wine Country Recovery Without Leaving The City: November 8-9

If you want to taste outstanding wine and do a good deed all at the same time, there are three events coming to San Francisco you should know about because they offer ways to help with wine country recovery.  The … –> please click here to continue reading –>

2017 Wine & Spirits Top 100: From Achaval Ferrer to Zind-Humbrecht

Here’s an exciting way to interrupt your workweek:  the 2017 Wine & Spirits Top 100 Tasting is coming to San Francisco on Tuesday, October 10.  This annual event showcases Wine & Spirits’ favorite 100 wineries from the last year along with … –> please click here to continue reading –>

Bacon, Bao and Brisket: Best of bASH 2017

The premium wines of Appellation St. Helena (ASH) shone brightly once again at bASH 2017, the local wine and food pairing competition where attendees’ votes determined the ultimate winners. During the event, over thirty premium wineries joined forces with local professional culinary talent as … –> please click here to continue reading –>

Wine & Spirits Top 100 Tasting: Awesomeness from Around the World

Last month, we had the extreme pleasure of attending the 2014 Wine & Spirits Top 100 Tasting, honoring wineries from around the world that delivered the best overall performance in Wine & Spirits tastings. Based on the approximately 4,300 wines that were … –> please click here to continue reading –>

Making Travel Plans Around Cabernet Sauvignon for 2014

Do you want to just indulge in Cabernet Sauvignon? Well, we’ve got over a dozen suggestions below on where you can go to attend Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Tastings and Festivals in 2014.  They may not all be exclusive to Cabernet … –> please click here to continue reading –>

Another Great Cause: The Napa Valley Wine Library Association

Last month, the Napa Valley Wine Library Association held two events to commemorate 50 years of history.  On Saturday, August 18, there was a Winemakers Seminar at the Culinary Institute of America in St. Helena where a dozen vintners presented … –> please click here to continue reading –>

What a Smash! The 2012 bASH in St. Helena

Now THAT’S how you conduct a food and wine pairing event.  Last Saturday, Appellation St. Helena presented bASH, a competition for pairing food and wine held at the Culinary Institute of America.  We’ve been to many food and wine events over … –> please click here to continue reading –>