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Holiday Gift Guide: Wine Edition

The holiday season is officially upon us! However you celebrate, this is the time to gather with friends and family […]


How to Plan the Perfect Napa Getaway

With its world-class restaurants, miles of vineyards and rolling hills, and of course plenty of amazing wine, it’s no surprise […]


Wine Education
How to Taste Wine, Part 3: Sip

Part 3 – Sip: Evaluating the Flavors and Structure of Wine Finally, we’re on to the fun part and the […]


Wine Education
How to Taste Wine, Part 2: Swirl & Smell

Now that we’ve learned about the first “S”, Sight, and what a wine’s appearance can tell you, it’s time to […]


Wine Education
How to Taste Wine: The Step-by-Step Guide to Understand Your Palate and Taste Like a Pro

  “I know what I like, I just don’t know how to describe it.” Does this sound familiar? If so, […]


Mixing it Up with Wine Cocktails

  Chances are, if you love wine, you probably appreciate a great cocktail as well. Enter…wine cocktails! Combining the best […]


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Champagne Lifestyle

  Champagne…not only is the word difficult to pronounce (say sham·payn), it is also a wine of many names: Prosecco, […]


Italian Wedding Soup Recipe

  Paired with Baldacci Carneros Chardonnay or Pinot Noir This recipe is one of my top five “happy childhood memory […]


Individual Beef Wellingtons Recipe for Your Christmas Dinner 2021

PAIRED WITH BRENDA’S RESERVE CABERNET SAUVIGNON Traditionally, Beef Wellington is a whole roast wrapped in puff pastry with a layer […]


Pan-Seared Dungeness Crab Cakes for the Holidays 2021

    PAIRED WITH BALDACCI “POPS” SPARKLING WINE INGREDIENTS 1/3 C. mayonnaise 1 large egg, beaten 2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard 1 tsp. Old […]


No-Bake Mascarpone Cheesecake Cups Paired with Frederich Late Harvest Gewürztraminer for the Holidays

  No-Bake Mascarpone Cheesecake Cups Paired with Frederich Late Harvest Gewurztraminer Everyone who knows me knows I have an unrelenting […]


Roasted Beef Short Ribs with Roasted Root Vegetables Recipe

  Roasted Beef Short Ribs with Roasted Root Vegetables Paired with 2018 Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon Serves 4 In the […]


The Perfect Cheese and Charcuterie Board Paired with Sparkling Wine

  A cheese and charcuterie board is the perfect start to any get-together, especially for this holiday season. There are […]


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Butternut Squash and Mushroom Risotto Pairing with Pinot

Paired with 2018 Elizabeth Pinot Noir Serves 4 Ingredients Risotto 1 cup Arborio or Carnaroli Rice 3 to 4 cups […]


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Pan-Seared Lobster Tail with Tropical Fruit Salsa

TIP FROM THE CHEF | This recipe is part of a five-course progressive dinner. If you are using this as […]


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The Perfect Blend

The definition of the verb to blend (to mix smoothly and inseparably together), seems disarmingly simple. How difficult can it […]


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Which Appellation of the Napa Valley is Right For You?

  There are 16 distinct appellations located in the Napa Valley. These districts are known as American Viticulture Areas, also […]


Taste Baldacci
Gewürztraminer & Sweet Treats to Pair It With

A hidden gem in the American wine world is the German-based wine known as Gewürztraminer. Many wine lovers are unfamiliar […]


Taste Baldacci
The Art of Bâtonnage

One of the most common remarks we hear about our Chardonnay is how evenly balanced it is. For a wine […]


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Wine & Cheese: Tasty, Satisfying and…Healthy!

  You read that title correctly! Wine lovers can now rejoice and not feel guilty about one of their favorite […]


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Late Harvest Wine Defined

What is a Late Harvest Wine? Late harvest wines are made from grapes that have a high level of sugar […]


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The Balance of Harvest

It’s that special time of year that wine growers both yearn and stress for: harvest season. “What can be so […]


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Best Wine & Chocolate Pairings

Wine & Chocolate Pairing Suggestions Wine and chocolate. They go together like peanut butter and jelly, right? In the right […]


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Chill Out!

How Chilled Should My Wine Be? It’s the debate that has persisted since the dawn of wine: what is the […]


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Wine Vs. White Claw – Which is the Healthier Option?

It is official – hard seltzer is one of the hottest new alcoholic beverages on the market, and that is […]


Brenda’s Squared & Paired!

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Best Table Game + Wine Pairings

As we continue to bunker down during the Quarantine, we are left with the ongoing challenge of trying to stay […]


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Los Carneros – The Valley’s Coolest Sibling

Rewind back to 1981, Napa Valley is established as America’s second AVA. An AVA, or American Viticulture Area, is considered […]


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Pass the cheese, please!

This month, our food feature is all about the cheese. I started thinking about how my appreciation for cheese has […]


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Music to my ears

  Art. What is it? Is it a beautiful picture painted by a wonderful artist? Or the more modern form […]


Taste Baldacci
Taste this!

Flavors… Have you ever wondered what your personal taste profile might be if you were raised in a different culture? […]


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Live like a local…

Living like a local, in any community, has its charms, practical solutions and insider tricks! I have lived locally, in […]


Taste Baldacci
Eat like a local…

Napa is considered by many to be the mecca for foodies, and I would tend to agree with them. To […]


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50 Ways to Leave Your Turkey

Well, maybe not 50…more like 4 and it’s about the day after, anyhow. I love Thanksgiving! For some reason, I […]


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New Year, New Me!

It’s the January 4th, time to find that old paleo cookbook, dust off the running shoes, and remember the directions […]


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Nothing like the tradition of family…

Christmas Eve at my Grandparents is the tradition that I look forward to every year. Having my entire family under […]


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Who moved the goal post?

  It’s January (again)! This is the month of goals, aspirations, re-starts and optimism. What I find challenging is the […]


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Wine and love – the perfect couple!

At the Intersection of Red Wine & Love Wine and love go together like UGG slippers and cold feet…a soothing […]


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Snacks for the Big Game

There is nothing better than a glass of wine and some delicious snacks while watching the final rounds of March […]