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Six bottles of Organic Wine from The Organic Wine Store

Organic Wine: The Complete Guide

Organic wine. It’s a term you’ve probably heard before, but might not know exactly what it means. In a nutshell, organic wine is made with grapes that were grown without the use of

Paige at Gary Farrell with a glass of Pinot Noir in Healdsburg Sonoma

Best Pinot Noir Wines for Any Budget

What’s the best Pinot Noir? You might be surprised! There are some great options out there, and we’ve rounded up the best of the best at every budget, from every region, finding you

Madera Wine Trail - Wine Glass in Vineyard

The Madera Wine Trail: Sweet Wine Paradise

Each year, me and my two girl-friends from NYC take an annual “girls’ trip”. We initially met while working in the Buying Office at Bloomingdale’s, but have since moved to California for various

girl in front of the stallion statue at Black Stallion Winery

Black Stallion Winery

Imagine entering a winery and instantly feeling the rush of excitement that still lingers in the air, even after all these years. Once home to an equestrian indoor riding track that sat up

A girl posing in front of the artwork at Aperture Cellars

Aperture Cellars

A good bottle of wine, much like a good photograph, evokes something inside us; emotions, memories, dreams. It connects us to other people, to other places, to other time periods. Both share the

a girl sipping wine at Tablas Creek winery

Tablas Creek

Tablas Creek Winery is a must-visit on your trip to Paso Robles! As the pioneer of Rhône Valley varietals in the U.S., they produce a large range of outstanding wines, and numerous people reached

Trefethen Family Vineyards

I will never stop gushing over Trefethen Family Vineyards! This vineyard is one of Napa Valley’s pioneering wineries. In fact, they are in their third generation of producing truly admirable wine! The dedication

Oasis by Hoopes

What an oasis it was! This stunning property surrounded by vines is also home to a farmer’s market, vegetable garden, and more than a few rescued animals. While chatting with Lindsay Hoopes, I

Gallica Winery

There’s nothing like sipping wine in the place where it was grown. Gallica is nestled in the heart of Napa Valley amongst historic vineyards and coastal oaks. On the patio, next to their

Italian Wine 101: A Beginners Guide

GUEST POST WRITTEN BY HALEY OROPEZA WWW.ITSHALEYOROPEZA.COM Italy. Full of diversity, culture, great food, and even better wine. Italy actually has a wider selection of wines than anywhere else in the world! Italian

Cardinale Winery

Recently, I sat down for a tasting at Cardinale Winery and just absolutely fell in love! Their winemaker, Chris Carpenter, is amazing — his dedication to his craft and to producing beautiful Cabernet

The Ultimate Superbowl Snack & Wine Pairing List

The Superbowl is an American tradition — one that includes gathering around the tv, preparing an indulgent spread of your favorite snacks, and kicking back with your favorite adult beverage. While beer may

Flowers Winery Healdsburg

The Complete Guide to Healdsburg

Healdsburg is the epitome of wine country lifestyle, and is the home of Flowers Winery Healdsburg, Gary Farrell, and many other amazing wineries. Healdsburg may be my favorite city in all of Sonoma.

The Complete Guide to Sparkling Wine

Sparkling wine is a staple during the holidays… and for good reason! There’s something exciting and uplifting about popping open a bottle of bubbly and raising a glass. Whether you’re cheersing with friends,

Merlot Month

October is Merlot Month — probably my favorite “wine holiday” out there! Merlot is one of the two main varietals in the OG Wine Region… Bordeaux. It’s capable of producing complex, interesting wines

Rosé All Day

A Guide to Different Styles of Rosé When people think of rosé, they tend to lump it all into one category, assuming each rosé is similar to the last. But that is just