Written By: Andrew on November 4, 2009 No Comment

In following up from Part 1, Vince takes the group up through the vineyard at MonteMaggiore.  Vince starts off with some background on how they acquired the  property and the background on it’s name.  He then discusses what it means to be a vineyard that is becoming certified as Bio-Dynamic.   Vince discusses [...]

Written By: Andrew on October 31, 2009 No Comment

On the last day of the Wine Bloggers Conference we got to visit a winery and do a vineyard walk and tasting.  It was a hot day, but a great time.  I first met Lisa from Montemaggiore at the Rhone Rangers grand tasting, and was a fan of their approach to wine and can’t help [...]

Written By: Andrew on October 31, 2009 No Comment

This is a “sponsored content” video.  As I met Sonoma Vineyard walks at the blogger conference and we happened to be walking together at Monte Maggiore, I decided to post a video for them.  I hope in turn they will point back at me or Soiree.

You can find them here .

However, for [...]

Written By: Andrew on October 29, 2009 No Comment

After our introduction to Rubissow and a sampling of the Trompette (as seen in Part 1), a group of us hiked up to the South vineyard of Rubissow.  Tim Milos, wine maker at Rubissow, leads the discussion on viticulture and how they monitor the grapes and what factors ultimately guide them [...]

Written By: Andrew on October 24, 2009 4 Comments

Formerly known as Rubissow Sargent;   Rubissow is a “boutique” winery and vineyard in the Mt Veeder AVA of Napa Valley.

I was lucky enough to be invited to this outing and despite the 100 degree heat, it was great!   We were welcomed (15 people or so) by Peter Rubissow, Leslie (Public Outreach/Marketing), and Autumn who [...]

Written By: Andrew on October 11, 2009 1 Comment

I am not sure what it is about bacon (other than it’s intense flavor imparting ways) that seems to have the foodie circles just lighting up when they talk about bacon.    Even Rick Bakas has his talks on Bacon and Time Travel.    And in this happenstance flip footage, we [...]

Written By: Andrew on October 11, 2009 No Comment

Twitter allows for some of the best and most serendipitous moments, ever, to take place.   If you are a wine enthusiast get into twitter, there is so much great info being shared and great people to meet.

This video happened as I found myself and a 2 friends cruising thru Healdsburg.  I decided to “tweet” more→

Written By: Andrew on October 4, 2009 1 Comment
Harvest Moon Tweet-up

Harvest Moon Soiree

Thanks to all the vineyards and all the people that made the Harvest Moon Celebration a great success – and fun too!  The Harvest Moon Celebration was a Blind Tasting of Rhone Varietals, held at Andrew Lane Wines in St Helena CA.

Andrew Lazorchak organized this event with help [...]

Written By: Andrew on August 31, 2009 No Comment

Lucky for us we were with Andrew Lane Wines doing a sugar test of his Gamay, and I was able to get some footage of Chardonnay Harvest.

Was a good time and you’ll see the raw side of getting the poetry from the vine to the bins, to the truck…..and  To Be Continued!

Written By: Andrew on August 23, 2009 No Comment

We really enjoyed our time at Failla and know you will too.  I can say this confidently, as who can argue tasting fine wines in what feels to be a vacation lodge tucked away in the Northern part of Napa Valley?

At our tasting (I apologize this video is a very quick overview), [...]

Written By: Andrew on August 2, 2009 203 Comments
Wine Aeration Article via Wellesley Wine Press

This article was originally published at Wellesley Wine Press,

by Andrew Lazorchak

Wine Aerobics Motivator

Every time I speak at a wine show or class, there is one common point I make. Make sure that you treat your wine right – the golden rule. Not only will you get maximum enjoyment from [...]

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Written By: Andrew on August 2, 2009 No Comment

Carina Cellars has been a great acquaintance and what a pleasure it is to go visit them in Los Olivos.  If you are not familiar with the Movie Sideways, that is fine, but go to  Los Olivos and get down with the wines and the beautiful surroundings.

Carina Cellars is also in [...]

Written By: Andrew on August 2, 2009 5 Comments

We went back to Viader, as the first time we visited the tasting room was reserved for a private function.  In coressponding with Janet Viader, we decided it would be worthwhile to come try their wines again, but this time so that you could all taste along virtually.  Viader, as I mentioned [...]

Written By: Andrew on August 2, 2009 1 Comment

Nothing better than wrapping up a long day of wine tasting – with another wine tasting party!  On behalf of all the wine bloggers – a BIG Thank You to The Wines of Portugal for hosting us all and throwing a great after-party.

Marcio Ferreira spearheads the events of Wine of Portugal, [...]

Written By: Andrew on August 1, 2009 3 Comments

Jake & Josh Beckett are 2 brothers that know wine and know the business.  Having been entrenched in their family business with great success, you will see this momentum can not be stopped and Chonic Cellars is the next gen.

Having known Jake since 2007 we seem to always bump into each other [...]

Written By: Andrew on August 1, 2009 No Comment

This was an unexpected Vineyard Vlog outing.  I popped in on Steve & Pam at the very end of the day.  After spending quite some time with them in their home we ventured down to their wine making facility.  The facility is very straightforward – and within a few minutes it was clear to see [...]

Written By: Andrew on August 1, 2009 No Comment

On our rockstar Saturday bus adventure, we got to wrap up the night with Spring Mountain Vineyards.  Spring Mtn was super accommodating and even went so far as to pull bottles for further tasting upon request, Thank You!   Spring Mtn is known for Bordeaux blends, but also have other wines, [...]

Written By: Andrew on August 1, 2009 7 Comments

Day 2 WBC 09 – thoughts and first video.(To be continued)

Ask A Blogger~

Saturday was awesome if you were a blogger and at the WBC!

Overall WBC09 was a smashing success.  The morning started off with an enthralling lecture at the CIA- Greystone. The first lecture was great, and my take on the lecture is this: [...]

Written By: Andrew on August 1, 2009 No Comment

Witness Tree was another one of those places I was recommended to go to, and boy am I glad I did.  There is nothing better than cruising up to a vineyard and sitting and drinking wine with the proprietors on their front porch.  Admittedly, Dennis from Witness Tree was not sure [...]

Written By: Andrew on July 31, 2009 No Comment

Vista Hills is a close partner to Soiree and we could not be happier for that.  Vista Hills makes some extraordinary wines, and when you try them you will recognize an earthiness that is reminiscent of old-world Pinot Noir.  They have almost 50 acres under vine and as a result have a breadth of capabilities [...]

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