As I write this today, in the midst of this stressful pandemic, I hear, see, and feel the desire of many to once again to find the joy of living. We realize more than ever the importance of enjoy... Read More.
Spending time with my Mom is one of those simple pleasures that always gives me comfort. She turned 90 this year and her memory is starting to fade, but spending time with her is still one of tho... Read More.
Last night, I enjoyed some chocolate cake and Vintners Reserve. It was delicious. I kept expecting that sour tang that sometimes comes with sweet things paired with the wrong wine. But the chocola... Read More.
Everyone’s lives have changed dramatically in the past month. While we are still busy with pruning and bottling, we too have felt the pain of not being able to open our tasting rooms to offer you ... Read More.
Last week something was sparked within me as a read a recent article by New York Times wine critic Eric Asimov. He noted that we all take for granted how food has the ability to affect us emotiona... Read More.
Last week Parallel 44 and Door 44 hosted our first ever Virtual Wine Tasting. It was great way for Maria and I to connect and enjoy wine even in these trying times. It really emphasized why we dr... Read More.
Yesterday I was giving serious thought as to how we can all work to overcome this challenge of the coronavirus. While we can still buy wine at the winery or at the store or on-line, I believe that... Read More.
At Parallel 44 and Door 44 we started our spring tradition of Girl Scout cookies and wine pairing flights many years ago and customers still love it! Being a former Girl Scout and having both of ... Read More.
I am supposed to bring a bottle of wine and I don’t know what to do?
Have you ever been asked to bring a bottle of wine to a celebration or dinner? Has this resulted in you scratching your head ... Read More.
Recently I have been struck by the flurry of talk about how many people, millennials in particular, are choosing hard seltzers like White Claw over wine as their beverage of choice. Much of th... Read More.