Wine Lover

Inglenook Winery In Napa Offers A Picturesque Scenery and Coppola History

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: Inglenook Winery’s main building which houses a Coppola historical museum and wine tasting areas A beautiful scenery to wine taste in or to host a private event at in Napa.

The Rib Room in Knightsbridge

The Rib Room Bar and 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 bun with horseradish, red onion marmalade and watercress; the seafood platter, with mini prawn cocktail, angel oysters and smoked salmon rolls and the deliciously decadent Naccarii caviar served with blinis, sour cream and a glass of Taittinger.

Stag's Leap - Cabernet and Petite Sirah

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 reputation for elegant wines showing finesse and intensity. Framed by the dramatic palisades to the east, the 240 acre property is planted to 90 acres of vineyards.

Jean Paul Gaultier + Grande Maison Champagne

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 Antoinette Queen of France, to Marilyn Monroe. Piper-Heidsieck is one of the most awarded champagnes and benefits from the expertise of the celebrated winemaker Régis Camus.

Meadowood - Napa Valley

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 retreat will leave you beaming with satisfaction. Meadowood Napa Valley is a luxury estate on a wooded private acreage in Napa Valley.

Champagne Supernova: Perrier-Jouët Bi-Centenaire

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 limited edition bottles that can be passed down to be enjoyed by future generations. This one of a kind concept tells the tale of a great vintage wine with two stories: The first takes place today: a champagne-lover treats herself to a magnum of Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque1998.

Chappellet Vineyard and Winery

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.

Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines "Road Show"

In an unprecedented road show, Diageo Chateau and Estate Wines has just completed a six-city tour showcasing benchmark wines from the extensive DCandE 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, Austin, Miami and New York. Not in recent memory has such a collection of Burgundy producers toured the states together, which is a testament to the strength and breadth of the DCandE portfolio.

Blackbird Vineyards

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 Blackbird is the best newest winery with incredible potential and longevity. With the help of winemaker Sarah Gott and winegrower Aaron Pott, owner Micheal Polenske farms a 10 acre estate vineyard to produce several wines under the Blackbird label called “Illustration,” “Paramour,” “Contrarian,” and “Arise,” (all varying blends except the Arise which is 100% Merlot).

Annika Syrah - Wine Review

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 opinion reached beyond any expectations to produce a wine capable of standing with all the heavy hitters.