Tag Archives: Wine Travel


Drinking New Orleans, Part I: Wine Hot Spots in the Big Easy

New Orleans is one of America’s great food and drink cities, and every time we visit we uncover more great places to indulge. In this installment of Drinking New Orleans, we’re taking a look at some of the best bars, restaurants and bottle shops … Continue reading


In The Hills Above St. Helena: Napa Valley’s Mountain Wineries

Beyond the glitz and decadent wine estates of Highway 29 in California’s Napa Valley, a mountainous landscape emerges on the horizon. You can’t miss it, really. Driving toward St. Helena, or even further up toward Calistoga; a landscape of beautiful … Continue reading


The Pinot Heartland of America: Willamette Valley’s Boutique Wineries

This is the second installment in The Pinot Heartland of America, a series about Willamette Valley wine.  On my recent trip to Oregon’s Willamette Valley, I discovered a wine region in its prime; brimming with greatness. Some of the best … Continue reading


The Pinot Heartland of America: Oregon’s Willamette Valley

This is the first post in a three-part series about Willamette Valley wine. On a hot afternoon in early July, I walked down Third Street in McMinnville, Oregon, toward R. Stuart & Co. Wine Bar. It had been an amazing … Continue reading


Back on the California Wine Trail (Part II): Sonoma

As I wrote the other day, California is an endless expanse of wine regions that stretches on for, literally, days. From southern AVA’s near Santa Barbara to the upper reaches of Mendocino and beyond, it would take years to truly … Continue reading


Back on the California Wine Trail: Paso Robles and Edna Valley

If you fly into the San Francisco airport, you can pretty much go any which way you’d like and you’ll eventually find yourself in wine country. Perhaps with the exception of west, where you’ll find yourself in the Pacific Ocean. … Continue reading

Drinking North Carolina: In Pictures

From Durham to Asheville, and throughout the Yadkin Valley, North Carolina has a lot to offer when it comes to craft beer and wine. Here are some highlights. Continue reading

A Day of Wine in Livermore, California

Livermore is an often overlooked wine region in Northern California, just about an hour from Napa. But don’t be mistaken by Livermore’s low-profile exterior. There are some great wine finds here and a whole lot of history. Continue reading