For many, summer’s hot temps mean a break from red wine. I’m a year-round fan of both red and white (and Champagne), but I’ll admit I found myself going for the white wine more often these last few months. However, now that the calendar has turned to October and Indian Summer appears to be in... Read more »
One of the biggest food and wine festivals, Chicago Gourmet, comes to Loop this weekend–and, just in case you need another reason to attend, Robert Mondavi’s Discover Wine Tour is making a stop here on Saturday, Sept. 24 and Sunday, Sept. 25. The tour, which began six years ago, is both educational and fun, informational... Read more »
If you’re looking for an easy-drinking wine that’s perfect to sip on before a meal, try the 2009 Simi Sauvignon Blanc from Sonoma. It’s crisp and light and a little fruity and finishes clean. At $15, it would make a great girls’ night wine. Finding a well-priced bottle of California Sauvignon Blanc can be a... Read more »
2009 Concannon Conservancy Chardonnay 100% Chardonnay Price: $15 He Sips: Not a bad chardonnay for the price. It has a lot of tropical fruit on the nose, and some of that fruit definitely comes through on the palate as well. It also has a nice medium to full bodied mouth feel. If you are completely... Read more »
Turnbull is one of our favorite wineries. He Sips fell in love with wine there. This summer, during our Napa trip, we had the pleasure of meeting winemaker Peter Heitz who let us barrel taste some of Turnbull’s famous cabs. We had so much fun with Peter that we missed tasting recently released wine from... Read more »
Some times I have a wine that I enjoy so much I actually slow down while drinking it–to savor it more, to remember it, to feel it in my mouth, let it coat my tongue and cheek insides and throat, and let it live there. Merry Edwards latest release of Sauvignon Blanc ($30) is this... Read more »
Believe or not, there is more to do in Napa than taste wine. During our recent trip to Napa, we visited the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, a cooking school in St. Helena that has opened its doors to the public for a variety of culinary experiences. While we were there, we received a... Read more »
As you know, we’re leaving for Napa tomorrow. Here’s a quick list of the wineries that we have confirmed tastings scheduled at:ThursdayWhitehall LaneTurnbull Friday Merry EdwardsHartford FamilyKeeverHooper Creek Saturday Zahtila Duckhorn With hopefully a few more to come! We’re going to be drinking a lot of wine!