Writing Portfolio

Nappa Valley Register

Napa Valley Register


                 December 2022 The Legacy of Jerry Luper  

                 August 2022 Kale Wines and Hospice du Rhône

                 November 2021 The Women of Oakville Ranch: Part One

                 November 2021 The Women of Oakville Ranch: Part Two

                 December 2020 Some Good News Stories from Napa Valley ’20

                 October 2020 The Behrens Family Rebuilds a Dream      

                 August 2020 Three Vintners, One Pandemic

                 June 2020 Malick Koly Is Drumming for the World   

                 April 2020 The Great Indoors: Virtual Wine Tasting at Hendry Ranch

                 February 2020 Wood, Fire and Memory: Nick Doughty’s Food & Wine art

                 December 2019 Les Collaborateurs Behind Terminim Wines

                 September 2019 Wolves, Dogs, and Coyotes: an Opus One Masterclass

                 August 2019 Pym-Rae: on top of Mount Veeder

                 August 2019 (Rutherford) Dust in the Wind

                 July 2019 Chris Carpenter Down Under At Hickinbotham

                 May 2019 Like Cooper, Like Son: Part One

                 May 2019 Like Cooper, Like Son: Part two

                 February 2019 The Double (Master) Life of Vanessa Conlin

January 2019 Big Grapes in the Big Apple

                 December 2018 A Tale of Two Napa Valley Tempranillos

                 September 2018 ZD Winery Celebrates #50

                 April 2018 Stags Leap’s Jim Regusci and the October wildfires

                 August 2017 Shining a New Light On a Stags Leap Vineyard   

August 2017 Carneros Wine, Food and… Cornhole!   

June 2017 Blanchard’s Fried Chicken: A Napa Valley Pop-Up

May 2017 Tannery Bend Beerworks: How To Do Nano-Brew

February 2017 Pilcrow: A New Winery Goes Old-School


Calistoga Tribune Mud City Weekender

Calistoga Tribune


                 April 2022 Little Old Ladies from Calistoga

                 March 2022 Vince Tofanelli Walks & Talks His Vineyard

March 2016 Corey Beck: A profile of Francis Coppola’s winemaker

November 2015 Tom Eddy: Making wine in the trees

August 2015 Rivers-Marie: A life and winemaking partnership

June 2015 Inizi Wines: An original alternative

March 2015 Solbar: Profile of a Michelin restaurant and its sommelier

December 2015 Tank Garage: A retro space for contemporary wines

August 2014 Shypoke Winery: The Heitz family’s tale of charbono

July 2014 Coquerel Wines: In Calistoga, Texas teams up with Bordeaux

May 2014 An afternoon in the vineyard at Kenefick Ranch

May 2014 Laura Michael Wines: A couple reconnected by zinfandel

April 2014 Three Palms Vineyard: Duckhorn’s legendary Calistoga wine

March 2014 Davis Estate: A historic property begins new chapter

February 2014 Premiere Napa Valley 2014: An AVA elbows for attention

February 2014 Barrett & Barrett: Bo & Heidi start family winery

October 2013 Ziata Wines: Sassy sauvignon blanc from Karen Cakebread

September 2013 Vince Tofanelli: Eyewitness to evolution of Napa Valley’s viticulture

June 2013 Jericho Canyon: The Promised Land in Calistoga

May 2013 Storybook Mountain: A zinfandel master tells his story

April 2013 Joseph Cellars: A new kid on the Calistoga block


Edible Marin & Wine Country


                    Edible Marin & Wine Country “A Family Legacy That Still Delivers” Spring 2021

                    Edible Marin & Wine Country “Notable Edibles” Winter 2010


Señor Café

                   June 2004 Enology’s Adjectival Faux Pas

                   July 2004 A Groovy Anniversary


        Saveur Magazine

The Albatross Grouse, 1999

Pickin’ and Grinnin’, 2004

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Sierra Heritage Magazine

Syrah in Paris, 2001

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The Jug Shop Newsletter, 2004

Alas, Poor Carignane

Unidentified Bottled Objects

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Tablehopper‘s “The Wino” on Vacqueyras, 2008