A visit to Goldeneye Winery

One winery that is absolutely worth the trip out to the Anderson Valley is Goldeneye. I have been twice, and both times we did the regular tasting – a ‘must do’ for serious Pinot Noir lovers. After a quick sip of Pinot Gris, we were led outside to a fabulous seating area overlooking the vineyard. […]

A visit to Iron Horse Vineyards

I really didn’t know if I’d come to the right place. Driving up the windy, unsealed road was making me a bit nervous. Putting my faith in my GPS I ventured up the small hilly driveway and, sure enough, arrived at Iron Horse Vineyards. Located in Green Valley, part of Russian River Valley in Sonoma […]

A visit to Veuve Clicquot, Reims, France

Even you don’t know a lot about Veuve Clicquot I’m sure you’ve seen the yellow-label.  Lined up alongside other top Champagnes like Moët & Chandon, Mumm, Pommery and Taittinger, Veuve Clicquot’s yellow is hard to miss. I hadn’t thought much more about it until I stumbled across The Widow Clicquot, by Tilar Mazzeo. This is the fascinating true story […]