Where should I go wine tasting?Wine tasting is fun! But where do you start? Just in Northern Sonoma County there are over 200 wineries. So where do you start? With Beyond Napa Valley. Our goal is to help you find the best winery for you. From blog articles to winery reviews, we are roaming the varying wine regions from Sonoma to Washington State to France, Argentina and New Zealand.
Wine demystifiedDid you know you can pair fish with red wine? Ok, not all red wines but a select few will work with fish. Did you know what the word meritage means? (hint: it rhymes with meritage). We also want you to get to know more about wine, so you can pick out that perfect bottle the next time you're out to dinner, or you're invited to a wine geek's dinner party.
We want wine to be fun—not stuffy or pretentious.
Winery recommendationsEach month we'll review a winery or two, in hopes that on your next wine vacation or weekend outing, you'll discover a hidden gem that you otherwise would have driven past.
Where does your money go?Wine can be expensive. Ok, so we won't be buying $1,000 bottles, but we do like to purchase bottles to be completely independent. In addition, travel costs to get to/from the wineries so we can photograph and report on what we find. It's our goal to eventually hit all the wineries—Beyond Napa Valley.
Our mission:Discover new wines and wineries. (It's that simple)
(Beyond Napa Valley's chief wine drinker/educator)