Five Healdsburg Wineries to Visit

Summer is just around the corner, and we love our wine country weekends for enjoying the long, warm days and mild evenings. One of our all-time favorite wine regions in Northern California for a weekend getaway is the Healdsburg area. Home to Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Valley, and the Russian River Valley, the region is abundant with wineries that showcase a different perspective of this glorious part of the world, and downtown Healdsburg is just about as charming as it gets, with a bevy of boutique hotels and restaurants fit for foodies. Here are five wineries along a stretch of 14 miles to put on your itinerary.

Continue reading “Five Healdsburg Wineries to Visit”

Farewell Stryker…Thanks for the Memories

Last month, I received an e-mail notification from Stryker Sonoma. “After 17 years of successful operations, Stryker Sonoma’s proprietor, Pat Stryker, has sold the Stryker Sonoma winery…So it is with gratitude to you, our loyal customers, that we say goodbye. The property sold this week to Foley Family Wines, and the Stryker Sonoma brand will be discontinued.” 

Continue reading “Farewell Stryker…Thanks for the Memories”

Manage Your Cellar with Ease

Tired of using Excel to track the wines in your cellar and want something a bit more…sophisticated? As a recovering Excel user who switched to Cellar Tracker (CT) five years ago, I’ve never looked back. If you are looking for an easy tool to manage your cellar, I recommend checking it out. It’s life changing, and here’s why…

Continue reading “Manage Your Cellar with Ease”

Hecho en Mexico (Made in Mexico)

If you think Tequila and Corona Light are the drink of choice in Mexico, think again! We just returned from a week-long vacation in Cancun and we found ourselves pleasantly surprised with our introduction to Mexican wine.

Continue reading “Hecho en Mexico (Made in Mexico)”