Even though it may not feel like it, the holidays are almost upon us. Soon leaves will begin to change color, ugly yet snuggly festive sweaters will be the height of fashion and all foods will come with a dash of pumpkin spice. For now, though, grasp at those lasts rays of summer! Enjoy a BBQ or picnic one last time before the holiday insanity is upon us. But after you do, it is time to begin planning because winter is coming even if your last name isn’t Snow.
Cellar Angels' CEO Martin Cody kicks off our weekly #NoDumpBucket tastings with a mouthwatering wine from Keller Estate in the Sonoma Coast - the best rosé for summer!
It’s summertime, and the livin’s easy. The immortal words of Ella Fitzgerald….or Sublime, depending on your taste in music. Both have their place in long, sunny days and warm, breezy evenings that stretch late into the night. And what better way to enjoy summer than by spending time outside with loved ones? Pair with that the perfect bottle of wine for every summer occasion and you’re sure to build memories to last a lifetime.
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Courtesy of guest blogger, Sommelier Meghan Vandette
My mother in law is, admittedly, not a big wine drinker. She will enjoy the occasional glass, but usually only when we are together. When I first met her I was in my early 20’s and it would be several years before I would begin my career in wine, so at the time I knew less about wine (and almost everything else) than she did.
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.
It has been more than 30 years since we first visited Napa Valley together, and it’s sometimes hard to believe how much it has changed since then. The quiet towns of yesteryear now thrive, packed with restaurants and wine-lovers; and the once-sparse landscape has given way to endless rows of vines and wineries. Tasting rooms didn’t exist during our early years of visiting, so wine producers would invite you to sit in their kitchen, on their porch, or in their farm offices while drinking their wine with them.
Courtesy of Guest Wine Blogger, Andrea Ingrande
In this week’s #NoDumpBucket tasting, Cellar Angels' CEO Martin Cody discusses Chardonnay. This famed grape is easily the most popular wine in the world...and one of the most heated and debated. Grab a bottle of Passaggio Wines 2016 Unoaked Chardonnay from Winemaker Cindy Cosco and compare your tasting notes!