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Napa Valley Fire Update Oct. 27, 2020

Wine Talk

On Oct. 20, CalFire announced the Napa Valley's devastating Glass fire was 100% contained. The Glass... Read More

Napa Valley Burning Oct. 06, 2020

Wine Talk

The Napa Valley is on fire. The worldwide symbol of fine wine in America has been burning for more t... Read More

The Spottswoode Story Aug. 27, 2019

Wine Talk

On a recent tour of Southern California with longtime winemaker Aron Weinkauf in tow, Spottswoode's ... Read More

Three Harvest Hot Spots Oct. 23, 2018

Wine Talk

Harvest is a special time in wine country. Trucks loaded with grapes chug down narrow country roads,... Read More

Wine by the Half-Glass Jul. 31, 2018

Wine Talk

The waiter approached and pointed at the empty wine glass, as if to ask if I would like another. "Ye... Read More

The Other Face of Napa Cabernet Mar. 06, 2018

Wine Talk

There is little question that cabernet sauvignon is the Napa Valley's money grape. As a stand-alone ... Read More

Napa Dominates Winemaker Challenge Jan. 30, 2018

Wine Talk

Three powerhouse Napa Valley wineries dominated the top awards over the weekend at the ninth annual ... Read More

Why Vintages Matter Oct. 11, 2016

Wine Talk

As another grape harvest winds down throughout the northern hemisphere, it might be a good time to c... Read More

A Labor of Love Aug. 23, 2016

Wine Talk

The upcoming Labor Day weekend is the grillmeister's annual swan song. In most parts of the country,... Read More

Texas Winery Shines at San Diego Challenge Jun. 14, 2016

Wine Talk

A number of eye-popping performances were put on at the 2016 San Diego Wine Challenge. Italy's Caste... Read More

Trinchero Forte Takes San Diego Challenge May. 31, 2016

Wine Talk

When the Trinchero family moved from New York to the Napa Valley of California in 1947, there were p... Read More

10 Wines That Impressed Critics Mar. 29, 2016

Wine Talk

The annual Critics Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition brings together many of the na... Read More

A Family Affair Mar. 08, 2016

Wine Talk

ST. HELENA, Calif. — Chances are you've never heard of Young Inglewood Vineyards, a small prop... Read More

Wine of the Year: Spottswoode Cabernet Dec. 29, 2015

Wine Talk

When Jack and Mary Novak moved their five children from San Diego to the quiet wine country village ... Read More

Wine Gifts: A Trio of Glorious Reds Dec. 08, 2015

Wine Talk

Chances are the wine enthusiast in your life has enough gadgets, stemware and reading material to fi... Read More

Relax and Explore Calistoga in the Napa Valley Mar. 15, 2015

Travel and Adventure

By Tim Carl The town of Calistoga, California, sits at the base of Mount St. Helena at the northernm... Read More

The Old Guard Jan. 07, 2014

Wine Talk

It was 1978 or thereabouts, and I was sampling an array of wines with two friends at Froggy's, a dow... Read More