Region on the Rise

Lodi is known for being one of the most diverse growing regions in California, but until fairly recently, it never quite got the attention it deserved. Located between the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the San Francisco Bay, it’s twice the size of Napa Valley and home to a number of forgotten grape varietals from all over the world.

She Blinded Me With Science

For generations, philosophers and writers have talked about the artistry of wine, how it plays on the senses and conveys an array of emotions, but most people forget to mention that it’s also serious science.

First Cut

For those who know the Venge name, they know it’s synonymous with truly exceptional winemaking. Kirk Venge has greatness in his blood: his father Nils Venge was an incredible winemaker in his own right, and gave him all the skill necessary to make an indelible mark on the future of the California wine industry. Today,…

Virtual Delectability

Have you ever gone to an industry wine tasting event in your pajamas? Or have a winemaker come to your house to have you taste through their creations? Well, that’s exactly what happened when I attended a Virtual Wine Tasting by Snooth.com. I was somewhat confused when I was invited to this event, as I…

No Stone Unturned

Not many Winemakers can say they were “born in a barn,” but in the case of Unturned Stone’s Owner & Winemaker Erin Mitchell, that’s exactly what happened. In 2010, Erin and her husband, fellow Winemaker Randy Czech, began an experiment that would change their lives. And it all began, you guessed it, in a barn….

Lairdapalooza!

Once a year, Napa Valley’s Laird Family throws a massive party for their wine club members: Lairdapalooza! And this year they really pulled out all the stops. From the wines to the food, from the music to the decoration, the event was nothing short of memorable.  The moment you walk into their beautiful and spacious…