France

Blind Tasting with the Somms!

Blind Tasting Reveals Honest Results! This week my wine column in the Santa Maria Times, “From the Vine,” focuses on the honesty of blind wine tasting. In other words, tasters are presented a line-up of wines, usually the same vintage…

Our Champagne excursion

This was originally published in 1993 after our first glorious visit to France where we visited Paris and Champagne Just call me bubbles! Sitting at the same table that once held Napoleon Bonaparte in France’s Champagne appellation provided a history…