10 Barbera Wine Picks: Barberians Defy Heat

Can you really taste big tannic red wine in 115-degree heat? The answer is no. Unless they are properly chilled to the cellar temp at which they are supposed to be served. Which would be around 56. Ice is required ....more

Benefit for Winemaker Katy Lovell: Battle to Beat Cancer

Poetic Cellars’ Beat Cancer to the Punchdown Saturday, June 15, Noon–5 p.m. Poetic Cellars 5000 N Rodeo Gulch Dr., Soquel 95073 Just off Hwy17–Take the Vine Hill exit before Scotts Valley Tasting Fee: $10 ...more

4 Summer Wine & Ice Cream Pairings

Nothing says summer like the sweet sounds of the ice cream truck chiming up and down the street. Well, what if the driver dished out wine to pair with the cool and creamy treats? ...more

Summer Wine Gadgets, Italian Wine, Wine Cork Art (RADIO)

Here’s what Monique Soltani covered on this week’s wine radio show, Wine Oh TV on Radioslot.com ....more

Fabio Viviani: Top Chef Fan Favorite (VIDEO)

Fabio Viviani’s Italian Kitchen Fabio Viviani is probably best known as the Fan Favorite on Bravo’s hit show Top Chef, but this celebrity chef has just earned a new title of New York Time’s best-selling author for his recently released cookbook Fabio’s Italian Kitchen. In the book, Fabio Viviani shares 150 family-inspired recipes, stories from his childhood, and the secret behind real family cooking ....more

Wishes in Wine Country: Wine & Food Event Supports Make-A-Wish

Formerly known as the Croquet Invitational, Wishes in Wine Country will combine elements of the previous incarnation of this event with some exciting changes to the format ....more

San Francisco Giants & Mumm Napa Sparkling Wine Release (VIDEO)

Baseball and Bubbly Mumm Napa and the World Champion San Francisco Giants teamed up to create two new Napa Valley sparkling wines. What better way to celebrate the best team in baseball than with a bottle of bubbly or better yet two? The perfect pairing between one of the oldest teams in Major League Baseball and one of California’s top sparkling wine producers has expanded in more ways than one ....more