Interview & insights by Paul Hodgins on how Napa’s Trefethen Family Vineyards stay cool after 50 years. Talk with Lorenzo Trefethen
Everyone visitor to Napa Valley wants to know what the perfect day in Napa Valley can be – well, it doesn’t exist. Let me explain why.
Recently, a reader of I like this grape. asked us to recommend a wine to celebrate getting a promotion. Some more context: she is a 5th year software engineer at a mid-size company in California that builds high-end websites and apps. She’s in her late 20's and this is her first job out of school. […]
It’s been a devastating week for Napa and Sonoma counties and, as of this writing, the fires are still raging. There has been loss of life, homes, wildlife, and livelihood for many – specifically to those in the wine industry which spans from the vineyards to various hospitality and tourism businesses. There are many articles on the destruction so we […]
Sam the Somm takes us through a seasonal tasting of a delicious dry Riesling, and an opulent Cabernet, both from Napa Valley
If we’re being honest with ourselves, wine has a cultural stigma that it’s still trying to shake. It can feel intimidating, exclusionary, and reserved only for those with “refined sensibilities” or whatever advertisers say. No doubt, that stigma is starting to dissolve as young sommeliers (and the internet) make wine education and discovery more accessible. But there […]