Wine country visitors making their way from Calistoga to Alexander Valley and Healdsburg often lose track of where they are as they wind through rolling hills and manicured vineyards, navigating Highway 128. Lacking winery visitor centers, hotels, restaurants, or other conveniences for the traveler, these few miles of highway are often considered a scenic byway instead of one of the most unique wine-growing regions in the world.
Wine is Liquid Art. I’m suggesting you think of it exactly like that. You may walk through a museum and observe a painting in any manor that you choose: from simply saying, “I like it” to critiquing color, technique and style. Whether you are having friends over for a wine tasting or a wine and food pairing planned, here are some of my favorite tips, followed by entertaining ideas: