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Yountville, CA: Bottega

Bottega is Michael Chiarello’s mouthwatering Italian restaurant with some of the best housemade pasta I’ve had in the heart of wine country.  Every single dish we had was delicious and the service was impecable. 257 more words

olive oil, rosemary and citrus cake

If any of you are following me on Instagram, you’d know that I’m experiencing a woody herb obsession. It’s something to do with winter, cold nights and frosty mornings, slow roasting and baking whilst sipping a glass of wine. 536 more words


The Beauty of Napa

Napa, like Sonoma, is a beautiful valley filled with vineyards.  First stop, from North to South, was Chateau Montalena in Calistoga.

This is the winery made famous in the movie Bottle Shock and whose wine won the prestigious Paris competition – beating out even French wines.  568 more words


June in the Kitchen - Peach, Arugula and Prosciutto Salad

I first read about this combination of juicy peaches, rich prosciutto and peppery arugula in Michael Chiarello’s cookbook “Casual Cooking“. The cookbook was published in 2002 and is still pertinent 13 years later, offering recipes that are flavorful and delicious in addition to being easy to prepare. 286 more words


Wine Books

 Welcome! We have the books from seminars to Wine in Words …. Rizzoli April 2015.

This is the cover of my first ebook scheduled to be released this fall. 29 more words

French Wine