As a sommelier, journalist, consultant, wine critic, public speaker & professional wine judge, I travel the world following trends in wine.
@Brassfield in High Valley, Lake County where the deer look gullible.
Enjoying a lovely spring dinner with the family & a fantastic bottle of @GrgichHills 2008 Chard from the cellar.
Rewarding finish to the #CaliforniaStateFair #Wine Competition 2014. #FF #itsthebest
Busy #FF, judging final round of #CalifirniaStateFair Wine Competition 2014. #itsthebest @CalifWine_Org
#Negroni Week continues @ the classic #Italian restaurant Biba's in #Sacramento. Deeeelish! @rachelvoorhees
JAWS attack provided by helpful staff at #CaliforniaStateFair Wine Competition. #itsthebest @winegrl @rachelvoorhees
Talking #Calif Syrah & Zin w/winemkrs Gary Eberle, Chris Leamy @ CalifStateFair WineComp. @CalifWines_Org @terradoro
Zin-a-licious! @ Calif State Fair Wine Comp w/winemakers Kent Rosenblum & Joe Shebl. @TheZinfandelOrg @CalifWines_Org
Judging thru the top two picks of Barbera @California State Fair #Wine Comp. #itsthebest @CalifWines_US
Great Start Day 2 of #California State Wine Comp w/gold & double gold in 1st flight of #Pinot Noir. #itsthebest
Lively #winewednesday, judging 30 #Merlots, 20 #Rhones & 35 #Zins @ #CaliforniaStateFair Wine Comp 2014. #itsthebest
Star SOMM Cassandra Brown (aka @blacksomm) & I get ready for next round @ #Calif State Fair Wine Comp. #itsthebest
World's greatest Mac & Cheese? Beehive Apple Walnut Smkd Cheddar, maple glazed prosciutto, carmlizd apple @The_Rind.
@The_Rind in Sacramento, cheese me: BrieLT w/Marin French triple creme Brie, Apple Walnut Mac & slices of Epoisses.
Enjoying a genius new cheese experience @The_Rind in Sacramento with sips of the #Reinaert Flemish Wild Ale. Yum!
Celebrating #NegroniWeek: @Beefeater 24 Negroni, Campari, Vermth, orange peel served up & over @ShadyLadyBar, Sacto.
Charming view of #Chardonnay block, sandy soil & #SLH mountains from Jekel's Sanctuary Vyd. @mmalm @ConchoyToro
With Winemaker Charlie Gilmore & the unique stones @ the Jekel Sanctuary Vineyard in Arroyo Seco. @mmalm @ConchoyToro
Enjoying the nuances of the #grape Sanctuary @ Jekel Vineyard in the Arroyo Seco #AVA. @mmalm @MalmComm @ConchoyToro
Represented! Michael Griva & Winegrowers of Arroyo Seco AVA making a statement @SunsetMag Celeb Wknd. #sunsetcw
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