It’s not often a new winery gets my attention. But this one does. Four years in the making, Ram’s Gate Winery opens its doors in California’s Sonoma wine country this week. It gives new meaning to the term “destination winery.” I want to move in. Read more
The Himalyan Sherpa Behind this Wine Label
The Himalayan Mountains and the Sonoma County wine country couldn’t be further apart. But not to one sommelier, so inspired by a man who leads expeditions up and down Mt. Everest, that she put his name on a wine label.
Meet Ngima Sherpa. Nepalese by birth, with family in Tibet, he now has a wine named for him, Ngima’s Cuvee. Last night Ngima (pronounced knee-ma) was at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in San Francisco for the launch of this wine.
car guy wines
Spent the day shooting with Bruce Cohn, owner of B.R. Cohn winery and manager of the Doobie Bros. He’s rolling out a new line of wines called “Car Guy” wines, all pegged to a car in his classic car collection. “Woody White” goes with his classic Woody; “Roadster Red” goes with his 1933 Willys Roadster. You get the idea. Bruce says he’s been a gearhead long before he got into music and wine.