Posts by Marisa D'Vari

Flemings 50 Wines of August” program

Fleming’s 50 Wines of August” program

“I haven’t seen you here before,” says the handsome bartender, giving me a generous tasting pour of the ultra-premium Hall’s Cabernet Sauvignon from the Napa Valley. It’s not every day… More »

Lodi Ancient Vines

Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel & Ancient Wines During #WBC16

Are you curious about what goes on “behind the scenes” in that bottle of Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel you’re enjoying? If you’ve seen the film Sideways, you might remember the… More »

Michael David Winery

#WBC16: “Surprise Visit to Michael David Winery

Do you like surprises? One of the highlights of the Wine Bloggers Conference each year are the surprise visits to wineries. This year, I ended up at Michael David Winery… More »

#WBC16: Smart Phone Photography and Videography

#WBC16: Smart Phone Photography and Videography

Do you know how to use your smart phone for photography and videography? This smart phone photography and videography session was one of the best sessions of the conference, as… More »


Collio Awards: Recognition for Quality White Wine Region

Have you heard of Collio? Or the Collio Awards? Collio is a small region in Italy, a few hours by the Venice airport. I am here with other international wine… More »

Little Black Dress

Wine Reviews Week of July 4th

Curious what I’ve been drinking over the holiday week? Mercer Estate Wines I have a strong liking for Washington State Wines so I was excited to receive these samples. The… More »

Georges Duboeuf

Georges Duboeuf Preview of the 2015 Cru Domaine and Chateau wines

What a great preview of the 2015 Cru Domaine and Chateau wines from Georges Duboeuf. I’ve had the honor of attending these Georges Duboeuf events for many years, and this… More »


Great Launch of Rotari Brut and Rosé Sparkling Wines

Great Rotari launch party! It’s always so fun when the winemaker is as energetic as Rotari’s Lucio Matricardi, Ph.D. The room was gorgeously and festively set up with balloons, and… More »

Cristobal Undurraga Marimon

New Wine from Cristobal Undurraga Marimon

It was fun catching up with Cristobal Undurraga Marimon last night at Sparks Steak House to try some of his recent wines. He’s a super vivacious guy who fits in… More »

Josh Cellars

Josh Cellars Wines at Bouley Botanical

Curious about Josh Cellars Wine? Fabulous opportunity to taste the range of wines from Josh Cellars, paired with the exquisite, and very healthy, cuisine of celebrity chef David Bouley who… More »

murry's cheese

Wine and Cheese Classes at Murray’s Cheese!

I’m very excited to attend a class next Tuesday at Murray’s Cheese Tuesday May 10, where we will explore wine from Uruguay with winemaker Francisco Carrau! Uruguay is the fourth-largest… More »

code rouge

Very Cool Code Rouge Bubbly Launch party with Producer Gérard Bertrand

Fabulous launch event for Gérard Bertrand’s new Code Rouge bubbly took place at the very cool Provocateur club earlier this week! The launch introduced the trade launch of “Code Rouge”… More »

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