J Vineyards Russian River Valley Chardonnay a Heavenly Drink

Anyone who reads my blog knows I am a fan of J Vineyards & Winery.  Their wines have great energy and focus.  And, they are wrapped in gorgeous packaging that captures and showcases that energy. So it was a thrill to visit them on my recent vacation.  We took advantage of their “Bubble Room” luncheon–a classy...

Francis Coppola’s Diamond Red Blend Post-Vacation

After a week of wonderful wines in California’s Sonoma and Mendocino Counties, I am back home, back to work, back to reality.  So it is with vacation; it always comes to an end. While in Sonoma, we visited the expansive Francis Ford Coppola Winery (pronounced COPE-ah-la, not cup-OH-la, please!).  It is a large estate...