Wine Tasting 101.3- Color Me That

Wine Tasting 101.3- Color Me That

Although I am not conducting a tasting today, I do have to admit that I am sipping on a bit of our VML 2007 Sparkling Wine while writing this section of Wine Tasting 101. With the first step calling for assessment by sight, I can’t help but look at the glass before me and recall … Continue reading

Exclusive Event Helps Support the Russian River Valley

Exclusive Event Helps Support the Russian River Valley

Russian River Valley Single Vineyard Night Wednesday, October 23rd General’s Residence, Fort Mason, San Francisco VML Winery is thrilled to be pouring at Russian River Valley Single Vineyard Night at the General’s Residence in Fort Mason, San Francisco on Wednesday, October 23rd. This event showcases an extraordinary collection of single vineyard wines from California’s Russian River … Continue reading

Connected to Earth

Connected to Earth

We have already covered the four components to look for when you are tasting wine: integration, expressiveness, complexity and connectedness. For some reason, the idea of connectedness tends to stump people. To better explain the connectedness in regards to wine, it is best if we use an example. Take, for instance, our 2011 Bradford Mountain … Continue reading

Wine Tasting 101.2- Love. Great. Wine.

Wine Tasting 101.2- Love. Great. Wine.

Great love. Great wine. Love Wine. Love Great Wine. Interestingly enough, no matter which order you put these three words in, it creates a warm feeling in my heart. Like many wine lovers, I have always known my love for wine. And, throughout the process of writing the Tasting 101 series, I have found that … Continue reading

The Buzz of Harvest is in the Air

The Buzz of Harvest is in the Air

2013 VML Harvest There are many things that I love about this time of year. As September approaches, the days are hot, the nights are warm and there is a buzz around the winery. One thing I love is that the music from the cellar starts blasting again. To me, this signifies the beginning of … Continue reading

Great Wine, Amazing Food, Good Cause

Great Wine, Amazing Food, Good Cause

2013 Sonoma Wine Country Weekend is coming up this weekend!! Sonoma Wine Country Weekend will take place August 30th to September 1st . Each day will not only showcase a winemaker lunch, dinner or BBQ but will also have a signature event placed at one of three locations around Sonoma County. To kick off Sonoma … Continue reading

Russian River Valley Reaches a Milestone

Russian River Valley Reaches a Milestone

Grape to Glass Russian River Valley is turning the big 3-0! The Russian River Valley Wine Growers Association is celebrating the 30 year milestone of the Russian River Valley appellation. In 1983, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) recognized the Russian River Valley as its own American Viticulture Area (AVA). The Russian … Continue reading

Sonoma County- Olive Country?

Sonoma County- Olive Country?

Sonoma County, Napa County, and Mendocino County are all well known for the wonderful wines that they produce. From delicate Pinot Noirs to full bodied Cabernet Sauvignons, Northern California wine country is on the map as a wine lovers destination. Little do we know that there is another type of fruit that is coming into … Continue reading

Wax on Wax Off

Wax on Wax Off

Wax on Wax Off A Simple Guide to Removing Wax From Your Favorite Wine Dipping wine bottles in wax is an age old tradition, stemming from monks in monasteries trying to keep their wine fresh.  Now a days, sealing your bottle with wax ensures that it will be tamper proof and- let’s be honest- it … Continue reading

Wine Tasting 101

Wine Tasting 101

Drinking vs Tasting Growing up in Sonoma County, I have always been fascinated with the world of wine. Therefore, over my 28 years of life, I have accumulated a number of years of drinking this lovely beverage. Additionally, the years I spent at San Diego State further equipped me with the experience of drinking a … Continue reading