Winery Profiles

Lisa Strid, Aridus Wine Co winemaker

An Introduction to Aridus Wine Company

I bet the last time you visited Napa Valley you tasted Napa wine. Of course you did, that’s what we all do when we go to Napa. In early July we traveled to Napa for a wine tasting, but not of Napa wine. Whaat? Yes, we were invited to meet, and taste wine with, Lisa Strid, winemaker for Aridus Wine […]

Willcox Vineyard

Return to Willcox, Arizona – Part 2

A two-day trip to the charming railroad town of Willcox in 2013 left us longing to return. We fell in love with the high desert grassland, the mountains that ring the Sulphur Springs Valley and, of course, the wine. In Part 1 of this post we shared our hiking experiences and introduced you to a historic B&B where we stayed […]

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Jean Edwards Cellars: A Dream Come True

If ever I have heard a story of two wine lovers who made their dream come true, it’s that of Karen and John Troisi and their Jean Edwards Cellars. We recently sat down with the busy couple behind Jean Edward Cellars at their new tasting room along Sonoma’s Vine Alley. We talked Cabernet Sauvignon, winemaking and their love of dogs […]

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Behind the Wine at Rombauer Vineyards

The Rombauer Vineyards’ tasting room is situated overlooking the Napa Valley in St. Helena on the top level of the winemaking facility that is built into the hillside. The area is wooded and beautifully landscaped. It is the perfect place to taste and enjoy the wines of Rombauer Vineyards. I love tasting wine like this: unhurried and in a beautiful […]

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The Wines of Domaine Bousquet with Anne Bousquet

It wasn’t until I began to take wine seriously that I became interested in the story behind a bottle of wine. My first interest was the variety and then, with a bit of experience, I began to consider style. The story of the winery came much later, after I began to grapple with wine regions. I think it was simply […]

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The Food & Wine Experience at Murrieta’s Well

When I think about how I usually enjoy wine, it is almost always with food. Either I’m sipping a glass of wine while preparing a meal, or more commonly, I’m enjoying a glass of wine with my meal. So, from that standpoint it makes perfect sense that a wine tasting be accompanied by food. Experiencing food and wine pairings prepared […]