Five Napa Rosés Perfect for any Taste

Jun 08, 2019
Five Napa Rosés Perfect for any Taste

I love that so many different styles of rosé can all come out of the Napa region, and I'm excited to see producers crafting styles all over the board. Whether rosé is one of your go-to styles, or you consider yourself not a fan, there's something in this lineup for everyone. 

Overloaded Oatmeal Cookies & Tawny Port

May 30, 2019
Overloaded Oatmeal Cookies & Tawny Port

These overloaded oatmeal cookies are inspired by the delicious oatmeal chocolate chip cookies my mom always makes. We’ve had an incredibly rainy spring here in the Bay, so the moment I sampled Taylor Fladgate’s Tawny Port, I knew I wanted to pair it with something comforting and homey—cue these chewy, rich, and flavorful oatmeal/chocolate chip/dried cherry/toffee overloaded cookies. 

Day Trip to Calaveras County

May 28, 2019
Day Trip to Calaveras County

Calaveras County is nestled in the heart of the Sierra Foothills AVA, and home to wineries big and small. They offer a unique, home-grown feel to their wineries with down-to-earth people and obvious farming roots. They maintain their 19th-century charm, including the historic Murphy's Hotel, which once hosted Mark Twain. Just 2.5 hours outside of San Francisco, Calaveras is a wonderful escape from the city and showcases a whole other part of California. 

Unexpected Poolside Sipping: White Port

May 22, 2019
Unexpected Poolside Sipping: White Port

White Port is the ultimate mixer for hot summer days. With an interestingly complex but refreshing taste, there’s a lot of flavor opportunities to play with. For a simple and refreshing mix drink, swap out the gin in a gin and tonic with a white Port, like Fonseca Siroco; the tonic helps bring out the nutty, complex flavors of the fortified wine. 

Stop Drinking Shitty Rosé

Apr 09, 2019
Stop Drinking Shitty Rosé

Rosé wine is a category run amok. Demand is crazy high, with the consumer understanding absolutely minuscule. It's associated most often with day-drinking (cue squealing cheers of "rosé all day!), something pretty to put in your glass for Instagram, a poolside accessory. It's obligatory for wineries to make one, regardless of if their grapes, location, or aptitude is up for the challenge. The main problem: no one cares what it tastes like. It's an ornament. 

Jord Watches: Chic & Sustainable

Apr 08, 2019
Jord Watches: Chic & Sustainable

When Jord watches reached out, I knew they were the perfect intersection of luxury, fashion, and sustainability that I just couldn’t help but pass up a partnership with.

VJB Cellars - Italy in the Heart of Sonoma

Mar 15, 2019
VJB Cellars - Italy in the Heart of Sonoma

VJB Cellars is an authentic Italian experience in the heart of Sonoma. Until visiting, I had no idea this beautiful little gem existed, but now it’s by-far one of my favorite wineries! 

Pinot Noir: My Love Affair

Feb 12, 2019
Pinot Noir: My Love Affair

Pinot Noir is one of my favorite grapes. Find out more about it in this post!

2018 in Review

Jan 08, 2019
2018 in Review

2018 was a year filled with change and growth! Check out my highlights by month in this post.

Barolo, the Holiday-ready King of Wines brought to you by Fontanafredda

Dec 22, 2018
Barolo, the Holiday-ready King of Wines brought to you by Fontanafredda

Barolo is by far one of my favorite wines. Italian reds were where I really fell in love with the world of wine in general and all it had to offer. Italian reds are food friendly, dynamic, complex, and elegant... all at a more affordable price point than comparable quality in French wines. Luxury without breaking the bank. 

Paige's Holiday Guide to Sparkling Wine

Dec 15, 2018
Paige's Holiday Guide to Sparkling Wine

The holiday season is a great time to incorporate more sparkling wine! Here you'll find some of my favorite sparkling wine picks, perfect for everything and anything this holiday season and beyond. All are easily accessible, either in local stores or by purchasing through the links included.

Paige's Holiday Gift Guide for Wine Lovers

Dec 01, 2018
Paige's Holiday Gift Guide for Wine Lovers

Let's talk GIFTS!
Here are my 12 favorite wine-related things right now, all of which would make purrrrrfect holiday gifts!

Visit Tri-Valley

Oct 16, 2018
Visit Tri-Valley

The Tri-Valley is the coolest place you’ve never heard of… yet. Comprised of three valleys that come together (hence the name), this area features the cities of Pleasanton, Dublin, Livermore, and the sweet little town of Danville. There’s the historic wine region— Livermore Valley AVA, charming breweries and pubs along their beer trail, even an ice-cream trail.

My Perspective on Wine

Aug 18, 2018
My Perspective on Wine

I want you (yes YOU) to stop drinking shitty wine. 

The world of wine tends to be secretive... I mean, there's not even an ingredient label on your wine bottle. 
You probably assume it's just grapes, right? Unfortunately, your grocery store go-to wine could have up to 75 ingredients other than grapes.