What’s the Big Deal About Women in Wine?

What’s the Big Deal About Women in Wine?

It’s the eve of the 2018 Women’s March. Following last year’s Women’s March I made a conscious choice to shine the light on some accomplished women in the wine industry. The question I kept asking was, “Do I have to identify these women in wine as women?” In the back...
California Wine Country Recovery

California Wine Country Recovery

After the catastrophic October fires in California wine country, the hubby and I went to the region expecting to see utter devastation. It turns out we were looking for the wrong thing. It’s hard not to expect the worst when blazing images and reports of destruction...
Six Steps to Surviving Holiday Dinners

Six Steps to Surviving Holiday Dinners

So you’re spending another holiday with crazy Uncle Lou and Aunt Beatrice. This situation calls for an adult beverage. But if the kind folks hosting holiday dinner aren’t wine, beer, or cider drinkers what are you to do? The WBW crew has bantered about the conundrum...
Let’s Go to Sonoma and Napa

Let’s Go to Sonoma and Napa

It seemed so surreal watching video of the Hilton Sonoma burn down to the ground. I’d almost booked a stay there for the upcoming 2017 Wine Bloggers Conference (#WBC17) in Santa Rosa, California that starts on November 9. Then more and more images of wineries,...
How a Researcher Discovered a Career in Wine

How a Researcher Discovered a Career in Wine

What do a florist, a corporate event planner, and a senior technology consultant all have in common? They share a love of wine so profound that it has compelled them to embark on a serious exploration of how simple grapes transform into a refined fermented beverage....