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It is no secret that Cabernet rules the region in Napa Valley, but for Brian Doody and Laura Larson of 601 Cellars, off the grid varietals have their heart. Their wine program is Sangiovese- driven with a supporting cast of Grenache, citing Tuscany and other old world wine regions as their muse. This winemaking couple […]

Napa Valley’s Newest Boutique Winery: 601 Cellars

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The question I get asked most is “what Napa wineries should I visit?” I’m not surprised by the question as there are more than 500 wineries in Napa Valley to choose from. To help you map out your Napa itinerary or inspire your next vacation, I’m sharing my guide of where to find the best […]

My Napa Valley Winery Guide

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Living in Napa, I naturally explore this wine region more frequently than Sonoma County. But when I was invited to attend the Alexander Valley Winegrowers’ inaugural Experience Alexander Valley event, I figured there was no time like the present to be become more familiar with one of Napa’s quiet but extraordinary neighbors. Experience Alexander Valley […]

The Best Way to Experience Alexander Valley

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Last Winter, while studying at the International Wine Institute of Bordeaux, I attended a class on the wine region of Burgundy (Bourgogne in French). Discussing the nuances of Burgundian terroirs from the grapes and soil to the climate and vineyard placement, inspired a spontaneous trip to this fabled region. Within weeks I had found myself traipsing […]

Where to Taste in Burgundy

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Just when you think Napa Valley can’t get any better, she starts to shed her leaves and metamorphose into a brilliant Autumnal paradise. As a girl who grew up being spoiled by Fall in New England, you bet I can appreciate that time of year when the leaves get crunchy and the air becomes crisp. […]

Why Fall is the Best Time to Visit Napa Valley

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Some may be surprised by the fact that Portugal’s most famous wine is not actually produced in the city where it derives its name from. The magic of this precious liquid actually begins about 200 miles east in the Douro Valley. The Douro Valley is 70 miles of hillside-clinging vineyards shaped by the mighty Douro […]

The Best of Douro Valley

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