Category | Wine Lover

Inglenook Winery In Napa Offers A Picturesque Scenery and Coppola History

Posted on 02 May 2015

Beautifully manicured trees line the entrance of this historical must visit Napa winery. Inglenook Winery is one of the must see wineries when visiting the Napa Valley where locals and tourists alike are attracted to its dreamy views and historic yet elegant touches. Below are photos from the Inglenook Winery website: Walk up the beautiful […]

The Rib Room in Knightsbridge

Posted on 17 August 2014

The Rib Room Bar & Restaurant in Knightsbridge, London UK is a great location for the business traveller or local to enjoy the finest cuisine available. Decadence at every turn: The head chef Ian Rudge creates modern British dishes, ideal at any time of the day and featuring signature specialities such as The Rib Room roast beef brioche […]

Stag’s Leap – Cabernet and Petite Sirah

Posted on 31 December 2012

Located at the very heart of the Stags Leap District, the original Stags’ Leap Winery (established in 1893) continues a proud winemaking heritage in the prestigious appellation that bears the winery name. An intimate valley within the greater Napa Valley, Stags’ Leap is a place of natural beauty, storied buildings, a lively history, and a […]


Jean Paul Gaultier + Grande Maison Champagne

Posted on 27 September 2012

A name synonymous with fashion and popular culture, Jean Paul Gaultier has joint forces with Grande Maison Champagne Piper-Heidsieck resulting in two new exclusive bottles: Black Cancan and French Cancan. Champagne Piper-Heidsieck was founded in 1785 by Florens-Louis Heidsieck. Since its creation, Piper-Heidsieck has always been associated with the greats and the goods from Marie […]


Meadowood – Napa Valley

Posted on 15 September 2012

Though most of us aren’t so fortunate as to own a sprawling private estate in California’s famous wine country, a stay at Meadowood Napa Valley is the next best thing. Whether you’re a big wine lover, or just want to spend a few days devoted to fine dining, spa treatments, or poolside lounging, this magnificent […]


Champagne Supernova: Perrier-Jouët Bi-Centenaire

Posted on 07 August 2011

Perrier-Jouët the revered Champagne producer based in the Épernay region of France have decided to celebrate their 200th year anniversary with the unveiling of the world’s first ever “Living Legacy Champagne”, the Perrier-Jouët Bi-Centenaire.  To mark this very special occasion, the house which was founded in 1811 with its prestige label, Belle Epoque is offering […]

Chappellet Vineyard and Winery

Posted on 11 August 2010

A Robb Wirt Experience

As I drove up the windy road to the Chappellet Vineyard and Winery I could just tell that I was about to escape the hum-drum of corporate winery’s that just want to get me in, sample a tablespoon of wine, scoff at me for not purchasing two cases, and then scoot me along without so much as an explanation as to why I would want to buy their wine to begin with. I think that capitalism and tourism often depletes the passion once fermented from many wineries [...]

Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines “Road Show”

Posted on 04 April 2010

In an unprecedented road show, Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines has just completed a six-city tour showcasing benchmark wines from the extensive DC&E portfolio. The winemakers and winery principals from world renowned Burgundy Domaines traveled with the tour to pour and discuss their wines with industry guests and media in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, […]

Blackbird Vineyards

Posted on 30 January 2010

K.L. Riley Blackbird Vineyards represents an artistic and approach to winemaking that appeals to the conservative wine drinker as well as the young demographic. Located in Napa Valley, Blackbird has a very hands on style, literally handpicking all their fruit for bottling. Their passion for winemaking translates into a superior product and in my opinion […]

Annika Syrah – Wine Review

Posted on 31 October 2009

By K.L. Riley When I heard that the best female golfer of all time was getting into the wine business I was excited and skeptical. I’ve tasted different wines from various professional golfers and the result has always been good but not overwhelming. Well Annika Sorenstam has really set a new standard and in my […]

Hewitson Wines: Mad Hatter 2006 Shiraz

Posted on 15 October 2009

By K.L. Riley

Hewiton Winery is a great new addition to the fabulous wine making world of Australia. Founded in 1998, winemaker Dean Hewitson had a vision to produce fine wines using a combination of old vineyards and old world wine making techniques while maintaining an innovative style. Hewitson is dedicated to producing traditionally-made, expressive [...]

2006 George De Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Posted on 23 September 2009

By K.L. Riley The 2006 George De Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon represents a great Rutherford winemaking tradition that dates back to the early 1900’s. Named after the wineries founder, the Georges De Latour is the flagship of BV winery and with one sip it’s easy to see the dedication, innovation, and style that went […]

Cakebread Cellars – Napa Valley

Posted on 16 August 2009

By K.L. Riley Cakebread Winery represents the finest in Napa Valley horticulture and an American dream realized by an extraordinary family. For over 30 years Cakebread winery has been perfecting the art of making wine and even though this family name has always been on the tongues of wine drinkers it has now come into […]

A Wine Chat with Sean Tevik

Posted on 14 March 2009

By K.L. Riley I had an opportunity to sit with Sean Tevik, Sommelier from Spaghetti Western Productions last week and I want to share some of our conversation. Spaghetti Western Productions is an umbrella company that boasts 3 eclectic restaurants ( Cowboy Ciao, Sea Saw, Digestif ) and a wine bar ( Kazimierz) in Scottsdale […]


Chilean Wines at the Langham Pasadena

Posted on 09 March 2009

By K.L. Riley The Langham Hotel in Pasadena California is now hosting a monthly winemakers dinner. There couldn’t be a more perfect setting than this 5 diamond resort nestled in the outskirts of downtown Pasadena. Diamond chandeliers, marble floors, and impeccable service create an impressive backdrop for you to enjoy fine dining with fine wine […]