Bottled Poetry

Bottled Poetry

A few months ago, my friends at Rafiki Creative asked if I’d like to script the voice over for a video they were producing to showcase a high-end winery in Napa Valley and its intricate wine-making process. I agreed, almost immediately, because 1. WINE and 2. WINE. Also, script writing

California Wild Fires: How You Can Help

California Wild Fires: How You Can Help

As you read these words, Northern California is suffering from one of the worst wild fires in the state’s history. So what can you do–yes you in the townhouse in Manhattan, the mountain lodge in Breckenridge, the flat in London–to help? And will it really make a difference? Related: I’m

Round Pond Estate: Family (And Wine) First

Round Pond Estate: Family (And Wine) First

[Photo Credit: Olaf Beckmann] “The whole is truly greater than the sum of its parts,” said Ryan MacDonnell, co-owner and CEO of Round Pond Estate, quoting Aristotle not as some general, ambiguous notion about life but as the specific philosophy driving the creation and experience of Round Pond wines.  Round

Napa Valley Wineries: 10 to Follow

Napa Valley Wineries: 10 to Follow

The first time I visited Napa Valley was in a red Volvo convertible my older cousin drove from Oakland to Calistoga. I remember thinking at the time how there was a grand sense of adventure to the whole thing, an idea speedily forming in my mind with each passing mile that

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