Kelly Mitchell, The Wine Siren

Hosting a Divine Holiday Soirée

Hosting a Divine Holiday Soirée

How to: Host a FAB Holiday Soireé The holidays are upon us and we’re sharing tips on how to make your next Soiree exciting, memorable and a total HIT! Creating new traditions. Mixing with the old. Whether it’s food, frolic, or free spirited, we dig this season and all it has to offer. We’ve got… Read More »

Cornerstone Cellars Winemaker Interview

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Cornerstone Cellars Winemaker Interview Just 10% of all vintners are women. Why such low numbers? It’s difficult to predict exactly why. However the opportunity for women in wine is huge.  In 2015 UC Davis reported that half of it’s Viticulture and Oenology students were women.  The numbers are increasing and that is very promising. On this… Read More »

Why Foodies Love Zinfandel

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Why Foodies Love Zinfandel It’s grape exploration time! Zin is cult like and grows so well in CA wine country it’s the 3rd most planted varietal and it is referred to as a niche wine. We’re celebrating Zinfandel, one of the friendliest pairing wines around with it’s big bold taste and jammy nuances. Today you… Read More »

Merlot: After Sideways

Merlot: After Sideways

Merlot: After Sideways There are many movies that have impacted the wine industry. Bottle Shock, Somm, and just making the festival circuits now is, Somm Into the Bottle… but none that has had as much impact as Sideways, a film written and directed by Alexander Payne (insider scoop: Kelly auditioned for him in The Descendants).  This episode… Read More »

Halloween Prep: Ghoulish Grub & Spooky Sips

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Happy Hallo-wine! Halloween is lurking right around the corner and there is no better time than now to start prepping for this night of haunting! Whether you are taking the kiddos out for some trick-or-treating or spending the night with your ‘ boo ‘ and some scary movies, having some holiday themed drinks and snacks is the… Read More »

4 Lick Your Lips Lodi Reds #106

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4 Lick Your Lips Lodi Reds Most of us are very familiar with Napa and Sonoma, but did you know some of the largest suppliers of grapes to the Napa wineries are in Lodi, California? What are the reasons for so many buying grapes from Lodi? Well, to name a few: the extraordinary growing conditions, the… Read More »

The Glow of Grenache #104

The Glow of Grenache #104

The Glow of Grenache One of the world’s most widely grown grapes, grenache maintains mystery in the realm of today’s wine drinker. Until recently it was a celebrated grape. One of the most popular in the world. Because of the relatively low yield of Grenache, most growers shun it. But the low yield is responsible… Read More »

Celebrating Cabernet Day #102

Celebrating Cabernet Day #102

Celebrating Cabernet We are celebrating Cabernet Sauvignon Day. One of our favorite days of the year! – but really, who needs a reason to celebrate divine wine? In the 17th century a Sauvignon Blanc grape was married to a Cabernet Franc grape. The result of the union? Cabernet Sauvignon grape. It’s thick skin protects the juices… Read More »

Pinot Noir and Nibbles #100

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Pinot Noir and Nibbles Pinot Noir spells Romance in the best sense of the word . Whether Pinot Noir is your all around the year drink or your favorite light red we’re thrilled to help you pair it with lite bites and nibbles that will give you the most enjoyment for your palate. In this… Read More »

9 Hot White Wines #98

9 Hot White Wines #98

9 Hot White Wines Summer brings a bevy of options in the world of wine. We’re eating fresher, lighter foods and running out to the BBQ grill. The fabulous fare begs for the lighter wines to pair with it. Today we are taking a departure from the safe Chardonnay we all know and most love.… Read More »