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A Taste of Clos Du Val Winery

A Taste of Clos Du Val Winery

Nestled in the heart of one of the best Cabernet Sauvignon growing regions within Napa Valley (Stags Leap District) is one of the few remaining family-owned wineries in the valley, Clos Du Val. This property was established in 1972 with many of the firsts in […]

Your Thanksgiving Wine List, Made Easy!

Your Thanksgiving Wine List, Made Easy!

To start, let’s get one thing straight: There’s not a “right” or a “wrong” wine to slug with your stuffing — but there are wines that just might be more likely to send you to sensory elation. Which sounds fantastic… so, where to start? For […]

How Understanding Terroir Can Help You Buy Wine

How Understanding Terroir Can Help You Buy Wine

A Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley smells and tastes significantly different than a Cabernet Sauvignon from Bordeaux, France. WHY? There are many factors that go into the stylistic differences, but the biggest variable is terroir! Sounds like a fancy French word that I used to […]

My favorite Organic Winery in Napa, Frog’s Leap!

My favorite Organic Winery in Napa, Frog’s Leap!

Organic and biodynamic wines seem to be growing in popularity lately. So what do those certifications actually mean and how do they impact the resulting flavor of your wine? On a recent Culinary Inst. of America “Friday Field Trip” to Frog’s Leap Winery, we were given […]

6 Favorite Fall Wines Under $20

6 Favorite Fall Wines Under $20

As if this midwestern girl didn’t love fall enough, Napa Valley is currently bursting at the seams with grape harvest excitement! From what I’ve been hearing, 2018 is going to be an excellent vintage for the valley. They had a long and moderate growing season, […]

Life Update: Week 1 in Napa. Is Wine School a Thing?

Life Update: Week 1 in Napa. Is Wine School a Thing?

Hi friends! I’ve been getting a ton of questions about what exactly I’m doing in Napa… (“Is she just drinking wine out there for 8 months? Is wine grad school even a thing? How much can you even learn about wine and what is the […]

Calling All Italian Wine Lovers! A Brief Recap of My Trip to Barolo

Calling All Italian Wine Lovers! A Brief Recap of My Trip to Barolo

I’m still getting used to east coast time after spending 2 weeks in Europe. So, I’m up early on a Saturday rummaging through our photos from Barolo, Italy. This town is magical for so many reasons! Of course, if you can spend a longer amount […]

The Magical Way Frozen Embryos Make Babies & Frozen Grapes Make IceWine

The Magical Way Frozen Embryos Make Babies & Frozen Grapes Make IceWine

I like to think of our 6 frozen embryos as 6 tiny frozen grapes. They are BOTH full of sweetness, excitement and energy waiting to become wine, or… a Vintage 2019 Baby Misch.  How many similarities can their possibly be between frozen embryos and frozen […]

Things you need to know about our lovely pink drink

Things you need to know about our lovely pink drink

I think we can all agree that rosé is having a serious moment. In the past year, Target, Trader Joe’s and wine shop shelves have tripled in rosé options, supplying the demand for us millennial wine-os. Sales of imported rosé shot up 58 percent in […]

Chasing Our First Growth: Life Update on Surrogacy

Chasing Our First Growth: Life Update on Surrogacy

First growth: The first baby born into a family. First growth in wine: If you’re drinking a first growth, you’re drinking what is said to be the BEST wine in Bordeaux, France. First growths don’t literally mean anything about the first growing of the grapes. […]