The Wine Nose Knows: Part 2

Each varietal of wine has it’s own unique descriptors whether it’s red, white or rose. The winemaker doesn’t literally put “soy sauce” in the wine, but the aromatics sometimes smell familiar.  New wine releases are updated on Wine Road. Can...

/ July 9, 2014

Wine Road Press Tour: The Lesson of Overindulgence

In my younger years I had the crazy idea to run a marathon.  This is a torturous activity of 4+ hours (depending on your skill/endurance level) that releases endorphins that tickle your every sensation and gives you such a sense...

/ July 7, 2014

Pizza & Pinot Noir in Paradise

Emerald from Paradise Ridge Winery called the other day and asked me to come up to the winery to experience their pizza and pinot concept.  While she was talking I only heard two words:  Rosso and Pinot.  She had me at...

/ July 1, 2014

Monterey Teachings

Wine Road went to Monterey for the Wine Festival and blew everyone away! Being asked to represent Wine Road in Monterey was a huge honor and opportunity for me to show my work ethic outside the office (a huge honor...

/ June 30, 2014

Anne’s Healdsburg Walking Tour

Our passions outside of the workplace are important for everyone’s sanity. I find knitting therapeutic and gardening full of satisfaction, but one of my favorite and social passions is touring, specifically my hometown of Healdsburg: Anne’s Healdsburg Walking Tour.  There...

/ June 23, 2014

The Nose Knows.. maybe

The first time playing the “Smelling Game” at Stryker Sonoma I failed miserably. It went something like this:  A row of 10 little unmarked fragrance pots were covered with upside down wine glasses.  One by one our host Michael instructed...

/ June 20, 2014

Exploring Grape Possiblities

Grapes are the fruit snack of childhood and, in adulthood, the fruit snack that ferments into delicious and more expensive grape juice that we call wine.   With the growing popularity and interest of wine, many people have learned what...

/ June 16, 2014

The Best Date at Farmhouse Inn & Restaurant

Dating is, in itself, like having a part-time job: scheduling appointments, remembering names and “fun” facts about each person, trying to convince your date you are an interesting person, and picking spots to meet where you are least recognizable.  It’s...

/ June 9, 2014

Rosé in my inbox

Every now and then it’s good to zoom out and get a larger look at my life here in Sonoma County. Driving to work in the morning hot air balloons are floating a thousand feet above my Chevy Cruz.  I...

/ June 3, 2014
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Blog Fails

  Recently I’ve been finding it difficult to pick engaging topics that pertain to the Wine Road brand, and in my opinion I have completely failed.  I pick a topic and fall flat with a dry disconnected voice that ends...

/ June 2, 2014