A Book for Wine Newbies: Wine Folly
Who is Wine Folly for?
If you want to have an easy to understand intro to wine
If you want to learn how to speak wine
If you want to have this laying around your house so you can look like a fancy pants
To give to a friend that perpetually brings Barefoot to your home
For those friends who ask which wine is good. It's like those people who ask how long to microwave something for. (Only joking, I love being asked that question- it makes me feel important.)
A Day in Sonoma
What is Sonoma?
Sonoma is part of California's wine country. It's right next to Napa (a more familiar name). The tastings in Sonoma are generally less expensive because it's not as well known.
In Napa, you can't get by without spending at least $20/person. In Sonoma, you can get away with free wine tastings (Whaat!?).
Wine country is not all about wine (Whaat!?) - it's actually quite beautiful. Here's a day in Sonoma County.
Napa Itinerary: Envy, Tudal & Bistro Jeanty
When you go to Napa, it's overwhelming.
There are so many vineyards that are priced differently AND have different wines AND have different ambiances AND are different distances apart.
Needless to say, it's hard to put together an itinerary. This itinerary is a suggestion for what can be done in a day in magical, snobby Napa Valley.
Napa Itinerary: Chill AF Wineries
Wine snobs are the at the top of the totem pole of snobbery. Wine tasting is about the wine AND the experience. Why go somewhere where you're scrutinized for your wine-ducation and treated poorly?
I'm an huge fan of Dutch Henry and Lava Vines, which are Calistoga wineries that don't have the chillest attitude and great wine.