A New Napa Wine Find for the Holidays!


Finding a good wine in Napa is no longer news. Finding a wine you love for all the right reasons is truly special. Each year we travel to wine regions to explore food trends and wine finds. Our most memorable winery visit was to a new spot–Young Inglewood in St. Helena…


Garden Kimchi Salad

Bring Wine Country’s Harvest Season Home!

Having just returned from a welcome retreat to Wine Country, I can tell you – now’s the perfect time to go get lost on the West Coast! We’re entering a GORGEOUS time of year for out there…the air cool and crisp, the scenery exploding with indescribable color. The time of year growers and wine makers live for!



A Glass & Chat with NY Times Wine Critic Eric Asimov

It was through my love affair with the dining and travel section of the New York Times that I came to be familiar with the work of their wine critic, Eric Asimov. I recently had the pleasure of meeting Eric to interview him for Eric’s knowledge of wine is immense. His passion contagious.



The ‘Hottest’ Wine Trail in Texas is Off Hwy 290!

There’s no way around it: the way we taste our Texas wines has changed. We’re now America’s No. 5 wine-producing state! If you haven’t heard the buzz on the Fredericksburg Wine Road 290 as of late, it’s time to hit the trail. Some of the best wine in Texas is being produced right in our own backyard…



Choosing the Right Cheese for Wine in Napa

Wine and cheese pairing truly can be an art, but it’s also something easily done in the comfort of home. Sunshine Foods in beautiful St. Helena in Napa does a TON of cheese pairings for local wineries. Here are their recommendations for three popular wines from the region…



Celadon Chef Says It’s the Best Steak He’s Seen…

We came for the gorgeous setting, and stayed for some delicious food. Chef Marcos Uribe of Celadon in downtown Napa took care of the latter! One of the nicest products he’s ever cooked with, however, is a proud addition to his dinner menu…



HeartBrand Akaushi is on the Menu at Del Dotto Vineyards

One of the most stunning vineyards in all of Napa is also making some of the Valley’s highest rated and most sought-after wines from around the world. Now this family-owned operation is serving a one-of-a-kind beef when you attend one of their grand wine pairings…



Popular Wine Pairs Up with Heart Healthy Steaks!

If red wine rules your palate, then consider Silver Oak a reigning king of cab. It has a HUGE following in the Lone Star State, and is among the most recognizable names in the country! For over 40 years, they’ve produced distinctive, highly drinkable Cabernet Sauvignon…



Heart Healthy Steaks Now at this Napa Grocer!

Goodtaste stopped in at a very special family-owned grocery store in St. Helena, Sunshine Foods, to sample the diverse menu of premium quality meats, to include HeartBrand Akaushi — the healthiest, best-tasting beef money can buy and you can bring home!



New Wine Tasting for ALL the Senses at Jordan Winery

Journey to remote corners of the serene Jordan Estate to savor Jordan wines, olive oil and delectable cuisine—all paired with breathtaking views. Mere weeks ago, I returned from California with my visit to this family vineyard still fresh on my mind…



Blending for Beginners at the Franciscan Winery!

If you’ve ever wondered what goes into making a wine, the Franciscan Estate & Mount Veder Winery insist that you partake in one of their blending exercises…a process that true wine makers live for!


Kutch Winery

Pinot is Prime at Kutch Wines

Ever wonder what it would be like to throw caution to the wind and follow your dreams? Imagine deciding to leave a great paying job and starting over! A couple I know did just that.


Franciscan Winery

Franciscan Winery Wins Out!

You’re looking at one of the most beautiful heirloom tomato salad presentations I’ve ever seen! Chef Cory Strike of Franciscan Winery in Napa is a true talent in the kitchen.


Mondavi Winery Garden

Garden to Table at Mondavi

The most incredible garden to table experience in Napa can be found at the historic Robert Mondavi Winery – a forerunner of vino in Napa Valley. Once there, prepare to peruse through the garden with the chef and select the ingredients that will be used for your dinner. Fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, edible flowers …


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