Napa Valley

Highlights from a tasting of Pahlmeyer wines


I had my first opportunity to taste a variety of Pahlmeyer wines in November. Pahlmeyer is a Napa producer that fits squarely in the ultra-luxury California idiom: technically fine-tuned wines…

Spottswoode dinner and tasting


I recently had the pleasure of meeting Beth Novak Milliken, the owner and president of Spottswoode Family Estate Winery. The occasion was a small dinner at L’Avenue Bistro, hosted by…