Tag: Napa

Calistoga Food & Wine Festival: November 19, Calistoga

For all the fame and popularity of Napa wines, the chances to taste a lot of them at one sitting

As Phelps Enters a New Era, A Look Back at Insignia

The wine world (OK, California) is abuzz over the acquisition of Joseph Phelps Vineyards by luxury goods conglomerate LVMH. While

case of wine

Vinography Unboxed: Week of 6/26/22

Hello and welcome to my weekly dig through the pile of wine samples that show up asking to be tasted.

Vinography Unboxed: Week of 6/19/22

Hello and welcome to my weekly dig through the pile of wine samples that show up asking to be tasted.

2022 Napa Wine Library Tasting: April 24, Napa

Spring is in the air, folks, and a lot less virus. And it’s not just the flowers that are blossoming,

Napa – Small Scale, Big Change

For more than 80 years, the journey up Highway 29 into Napa Valley has begun with the same view. To

Vinography Images: Ready for The New

New organic plantings take hold in the Terraces Vineyard at Mayacamas, pruned and ready for the year’s new growth. The

Vinography Images: Lens to the Sky

Sunrise colors creep down the Mayacamas Range towards the floor of Napa Valley as seen from Pritchard Hill, with the

Vinography Images: Press Art

Stains mark the metal of a wine press atop Napa’s Howell Mountain. With harvest completed, most wineries have moved on

The Judgment of Napa: Tasting Napa Blind Against the World’s Greatest Wines

On May 24th, 1976, a couple of ex-pats living in Paris rented the courtyard of the Intercontinental hotel for a

Vinography Images: Optically Perfect

Perfect fruit emerges from an optical sorter during harvest in Napa Valley. Using computer vision and jets of compressed air,

Vinography Images: Skilled Hands

A worker harvests Cabernet Sauvignon on Pritchard Hill, above Napa Valley. Women play an increasingly important role in the highly-skilled

Putting Time in a Bottle

One of the more remarkable and romantic aspects of wine will always be its unbreakable connection with time. Most winemakers

Vinography Images: Jesus’ Cabernet

Jesus inspects the sunrise Cabernet pick for QTR Wines at their vineyard high above Lake Hennessy near St. Helena, California.

The Soul of Refinement: Recent & Upcoming Releases from Corison Winery, Napa

There most definitely was a time, not so long ago, when you couldn’t begin an article about one of Napa’s

Wineries Should Require Proof of Vaccination to Taste Indoors

If New York City restaurants can require their indoor dining guests to provide proof of vaccination, why can’t wineries? Mask

Vinography Images: Pritchard Moon

A crescent moon rises, to be followed shortly by the dawn framed, by the vineyard rows at Brand Vineyards on

Vinography Images: So Long, Sucker

A worker suckers vines in Napa’s famed To Kalon vineyard in the Oakville AVA. Suckering is the process of removing

back label of Mayacamas kosher wine

Napa Goes Kosher

I’m a particularly bad (read: unobservant and unbelieving) Jew, but I’ve written my share of articles on kosher wines over