Articles by Catherine Bugue

WAWArticleMENU Wine Journey 1

What Will Your Wine Journey Look Like?

By Catherine Bugué When wine sparks a newfound passion in you, it starts an incredible adventure; something akin to Alice in Wonderland falling into a whole new world followed by the constant amazement of Jack Skellington in What’s This, What’s This from the Nightmare Before Christmas.  An invite decades ago to a Beaujolais Nouveau wine …

What Will Your Wine Journey Look Like? Read More »

Carneros Wine Alliance

Carneros Wine Alliance Annual Spring Barrel Tasting

The Carneros Wine Alliance held their annual Spring Barrel Tasting on Tuesday, March 22, 2016. Below are my tasting highlights from the event, and just before that is a brief history of the region, written by Catherine Bugue, Director of Education at the Napa Valley Wine Academy. I’m tellin’ ya, folks. I’m a big Carneros Chardonnay …

Carneros Wine Alliance Annual Spring Barrel Tasting Read More »

Pouring Report: Italy, France and Portugal

We’re thrilled to introduce the first of many “Pouring Reports” that will post throughout 2016. We hope that these Pouring Reports will serve two purposes. First, to introduce you to an array of wines that fall within the “Good” to “Outstanding” category, as outlined in the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting. Second, to inspire you …

Pouring Report: Italy, France and Portugal Read More »

Thanksgiving Wines to Drink

5 Wines to DRINK this Thanksgiving

We know there are plenty of lists out there on wines to pair with foods on Thanksgiving. But what about a list that is devoted entirely to wines meant for drinking? Period. No fuss over pairing with certain foods–just sip, dice that onion, sip, slice those carrots, sip, peel those potatoes, sip, take in some …

5 Wines to DRINK this Thanksgiving Read More »

Trade Tasting

Top Annual Wine Tasting Events for the Trade

Trade tasting events in the wine industry are great fun — they even start to feel a bit like a social club once you’re a regular attendee — and depending on the tasting, be it: California Cabs, new vintages of Bordeaux reds or a potpourri of Italian wines, familiar faces appear and conversations delve into …

Top Annual Wine Tasting Events for the Trade Read More »

Search

[]