Last week, I reviewed Bianca Bosker’s wonderful book Cork Dork. This week, I wanted to go into a little more detail on Bosker’s exploration of our sense of smell. [Read more…]
I just finished the book Cork Dork by Bianca Bosker. I loved it and am excited to devote today’s article to it. If you’ve seen the movie “Somm,” you know how difficult it is become a Master Sommelier and how stressful it is to hear about the experience. Cork Dork takes the movie “Somm” to a whole new level, as you spend 300 pages vicariously experiencing the author’s path towards the initial sommelier certification and her friends’ paths towards the more advanced certifications. Bosker’s background as a journalist makes the book a fantastic read. [Read more…]
I kicked off my Napa series with an article about my visit to Yao Family Wines. That was followed by an article about Kieu Hoang Winery. Today, the focus is on our visit to Artesa, one of my favorite Napa wineries, followed by our light dinner at FARM at Carneros, a lovely restaurant with a delightful outdoor patio. [Read more…]
Last weekend, I had the pleasure of going to Napa with my friends Lee and Vince. Our first stop was the relatively new winery owned by basketball legend Yao Ming. We had so much fun that I’m going to devote my next few articles to our adventure.