Wine + Food

Bikes and Brews: Mammoth Lakes, CA // REI Co-op Journal

Downhill mountain bike racing got its start in Mammoth Lakes, California, in the 1980s when Mammoth Mountain Vice President, Bill Cockcroft, dreamed-up and then established the Kamikaze Downhill. The world’s best mountain bikers…

American Wine // Montage Magazine

THOUGH FAR FROM FRANCE’S FAMED WINE REGIONS, STATES LIKE CALIFORNIA, NEW YORK, AND VIRGINIA ARE OFFERING OENOPHILES SOMETHING NEW TO SAVOR Most wine aficionados are familiar with the cabernet sauvignon of Napa Valley,…

At Your Service: Wine concierges personalize service // Sea Island Life Magazine

Consider a beautiful home wine cellar stocked with rare vintages of Bordeaux, cult Napa Valley cabernet sauvignons and a number of ready-to-drink young varietal wines—a conglomeration of top picks from leading wine magazines…

Science of the Sip // Bespoke Magazine

The shape and design of the wine glass enhances the tasting experience.  Bespoke Magazine Spring 2014 by Monica Prelle Seductive aromas of warm, baked cherries, plum and damp earth are unmistakeable. The bright…

Haute Wine: Salvatore Ferragamo’s // Borro Winery

From fashion design to winemaking, the family of the late Salvatore Ferragamo brings the patriarch’s vision and craftsmanship to Tuscany’s Il Borro Winery. By Monica Prelle | Bespoke Magazine, Summer 2013 THE ART…

A Mere Mortal Cannot Kill a Goddess: Restaurant Skadi Closes Its Doors

Update: this story was published  in the The Sheet News on May 25, 2012. Restaurant Skadi has since re-opened in a new location. The story is still worth reading, in my opinion. Thanks, Monica…

Wines of Chile: feature in Montage Magazine

WITH ITS COOL OCEAN BREEZES, long growing season and unlimited snowmelt, Chile’s Mediterranean climate is a viticulture paradise. Thanks to upgrades in modern winemaking equipment and ideal regions, the South American country is…

Notes from the Precious Forest Cabin

The afternoon was almost silent. Bees buzzed overhead and a sprinkler watered the freshly excavated dirt; I lounged on the second floor deck at the Precious Forest Cabin, basking in the afternoon sun….

Burgers and Beer (and Backcountry Skiing) // Backcountry Magazine

Last week fishing season  began which means two things for backcountry skiers: 1. Roads are plowed, opening up backcountry access to higher trailheads and 2. Remember to throw your fly rod in the…

Mountain Biking California Wine Country // Matador Network

MY FIRST MORNING IN CALIFORNIA WINE COUNTRY, I woke up in the back of my truck to raindrops hitting my face. Apparently the racks on the roof of my Snugtop weren’t completely sealed….

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