Wine Ho’s 2018 Thanksgiving Wine List From Napa Valley & Then Some

This year’s wine selections are a plethora of different varietals from the Napa Valley, Russian River Valley, Anderson Valley and Sierra Foothills. Some are safe selections and some I chose ass experiments to see how they would pair with Thanksgiving fare. So is there rules for selecting the right wines for your Thanksgiving dinner? There…

Clos Du Val’s Tasting Room Reinvents Itself With Contemporary Flair

Clos Du Val has been a winery staple in Napa Valley ever since their Cabernet Sauvignon won eighth in the ‘Judgement of Paris’ tasting in 1976. Now the tasting room has a fresh new look with contemporary architecture and modern finishes. With all the new wineries popping up in the Napa Valley on a yearly…

Napa Valley Distillery – A New Twist To Tasting In Wine Country

Visiting Wine Country, you probably assume that tasting fantastic wine and touring wineries are the only options available to experience here in the Valley. But, if you are a cocktail or spirits connoisseur you may want to check out the unique tasting and tour available at Napa Valley Distillery close to downtown. Not everyone that…

Sources: Joel Gott Buys Cindy’s Backstreet Kitchen

Joel Gott buys Cindy’s Backstreet Kitchen off Railroad Avenue as well as Napa Valley Petroleum’s retail section on the corner of Main and Spring Streets in Saint Helena, Napa Valley. Rumors are flying around town that Joel Gott bought iconic Cindy’s Backstreet Kitchen slated to close July 7th. He purchased the building in an ultra hush-hush…

The Wine Ho’s Top Ten – Favorite Entrées in Napa Valley

Very often people will email me and ask, what restaurants should I go to when I visit Napa Valley. I always say, with so many options, that is almost impossible to answer. In response to that question, here are my top ten entrées, as diverse as is Napa Valley cuisine. 10. Crispy Petrale Sole Tacos –…

AO Collective – Alpha Omega Winery, Tolosa Winery & Perinet

We spent an amazing morning learning about the umbrella brand known as the Alpha Omega Collective and tasting wines from Alpha Omega Winery as well as the two sister properties, Tolosa Winery and Perinet. It was an exciting day with three unique Winemakers, discussing the philosophy behind their wines and what ties the AO Collective together….

Charlie Palmer Steak – Napa Valley’s New Cosmopolitan Hot Spot

The long anticipated Archer Hotel, smack in the middle of a seemingly quiet downtown Napa, has only been open for a few weeks. But inside there is a restaurant breathing new life as a metropolitan vibe is evolving at the new Charlie Palmer Steak. A lot of long-time locals in the Napa Valley frown upon…

Sunday Brunch At 1313 Main – A Napa Valley Foodies Dream

Everyone that knows me makes fun of me taking pictures of my food, telling them what to order so I can take pictures of their food, and wanting to take pictures of strangers food. If this is something you struggle with on a daily basis, you may want to check out 1313 Main in downtown…

Wine Aroma Training – Fun With Le Nez Du Vin

As another attempt to better myself at the art of wine tasting, I decided to purchase a training tool called, Le Nez Du Vin, to help me identify particular wine aromas in different wines that I taste everyday in and around Napa Valley. Here in Napa Valley, wine tasting is a fun and enjoyable way…