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Villa Maria Bubbly Sauvignon Blanc – A Delicious Twist

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Video Wine Chat with Christine Sismondo of the Globe and Mail

Wine Stories with Forbes Wine Columnist Katie Kelly Bell (Video)

Restaurant reviews: Hide, London


Fleurie and Missouri, meet Seattle!

Elizabeth Smith Consulting

Wine tasting as a standalone activity is something I have never really enjoyed. Wine should be enjoyed with friends and food, so when my Seattle family invited me for a long weekend, I brought with me two recently received wine samples, the 2016 Château de Poncié Le Pré Roi Fleurie ($22), and 2016 Augusta Winery … Continue reading Fleurie and Missouri, meet Seattle!

Villa Maria Estate: Taylors Pass Vineyard and an Interview with winemaker Helen Morrison

Elizabeth Smith Consulting

On June 16, 2011, I began this website, writing about wine, travel, and the combination of the two. Almost a year later, on May 22, 2012, I wrote about Villa Maria Estate for the first time. I cannot believe it has been seven and six years, respectively. It feels like we have grown together like … Continue reading Villa Maria Estate: Taylors Pass Vineyard and an Interview with winemaker Helen Morrison

Celebrating #VAWineChat 50 and Founder Frank Morgan

Elizabeth Smith Consulting

Those of you who have been following my writing for the past seven years know that I am relatively new to the wine industry and wine writing world. My first “wine moment” was in 2008. A couple of years later, I visited my first Virginia winery, and in 2011, I attended my first Wine Bloggers … Continue reading Celebrating #VAWineChat 50 and Founder Frank Morgan

Greenwood Ridge Vineyards

Elizabeth Smith Consulting

On the drive to the kickoff event at Greenwood Ridge Vineyards for my inaugural Anderson Valley Winegrowers Association Aromatic White Wine Festival, I was nervous. It was billed as a winemakers’ media dinner and was not sure what the dress code was. I finally decided to dress neatly, but also casually and warmly, because it … Continue reading Greenwood Ridge Vineyards

Excellent Hospitality Shows Direct Impact on Wine Sales

Elizabeth Smith Consulting

At the annual U.S. Wine & Beverage Expo in Washington, D.C., the conference theme, “In Pursuit of Excellence”, found its way into all of the sessions, including “Staff Training: Your Best Investment”, moderated by George Christie, President and CEO of Wine Industry Network, and led by panelists, Tammy Boatright, Founder and President of VingDirect, and … Continue reading Excellent Hospitality Shows Direct Impact on Wine Sales

Top 90 Wine Blog List

Elizabeth Smith Consulting

I am excited to share that my website made Amsterdam Diary’s Top 90 Wine Blog List. This is the first list I have made since I re-branded, so this wonderful news. The author writes, “If you are looking for the perspective of a professional who specializes in wine, check out elizabethsmithconsulting.com. This website will open … Continue reading Top 90 Wine Blog List

Domaines Schlumberger Les Princes Abbés Pinot Gris 2015

Elizabeth Smith Consulting

It was not my first Domaines Schlumberger moment. That took place seven or eight years ago at Bouchon in Asheville, North Carolina, and I fell in love. This recent moment, a blind, comparative food and wine tasting of international gewürztraminer, pinot gris, and riesling at the Anderson Valley Winegrowers’ 13th Annual Aromatic White Wine Festival, … Continue reading Domaines Schlumberger Les Princes Abbés Pinot Gris 2015

Firehouse Wine Cellars

Elizabeth Smith Consulting

Firehouse Wine Cellars is aptly named, of course, after the 1905-era, former fire station purchased by some Rapid City, South Dakota, locals in 1991 to create a local brewery, Firehouse Brewing Company, South Dakota’s first microbrewery. From this venture came the idea of opening a winery beside the brewery. The entire operation – brewery and … Continue reading Firehouse Wine Cellars

A Tale of Two Elizabeths and Bee Hunter Wine

Elizabeth Smith Consulting

As luck would have it, it was a very cold night for the kickoff reception and dinner at the 13th Annual Anderson Valley Aromatic White Wine Festival hosted by the Anderson Valley Winegrowers Association. However, it was under the warmth of a heater, accompanied by delicious wine and food, where the two Elizabeths, one from Philo … Continue reading A Tale of Two Elizabeths and Bee Hunter Wine

2016 Malene Wines Rosé

Elizabeth Smith Consulting

Truth be told, Valentine’s Day is not a favorite holiday for this very single wine lover. However, when I stumbled across the 2016 Malene Rosé, Central Coast, California (SRP $22, sample), I was immediately smitten with both the story and the wine. *CLICK HERE TO READ*

#VAWineChat with Stone Tower Winery

Elizabeth Smith Consulting

In late September 2017, shortly before the Northern California wildfires threw my life into a bit of a tailspin, only to be topped by an unexpected career change at the end of the year, I had the opportunity to participate in #VAWineChat, led by Frank Morgan of Drink What YOU Like and Stone Tower Winery. … Continue reading #VAWineChat with Stone Tower Winery

2017: My Year of Challenge, Transformation, and Love

Traveling Wine Chick

When asked to describe my 2017 in one word, my immediate response has been challenging. The first things that come to mind are the sudden death of my mother in January (Obscurity Thwarted), an unexpected tax bill in March, my health scares in January and May-June, then the Napa and Sonoma wildfires in October (A … Continue reading 2017: My Year of Challenge, Transformation, and Love

2017: My Year of Challenge, Transformation, and Love

Elizabeth Smith Consulting

When asked to describe my 2017 in one word, my immediate response has been challenging. The first things that come to mind are the sudden death of my mother in January (Obscurity Thwarted), an unexpected tax bill in March, my health scares in January and May-June, then the Napa and Sonoma wildfires in October (A … Continue reading 2017: My Year of Challenge, Transformation, and Love

Wines for All Seasons

Traveling Wine Chick

As the weather and seasons change, consumers seize the opportunity to enjoy what wine experts call seasonal wines. However, I am of the belief that wines do not have to be seasonal in nature. I enjoy food-friendly, versatile wines that fit all seasons. From classic varieties like Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Riesling to less familiar varieties like Malagouzia, Pinot Blanc, and Xinomavro, there’s something for … Continue reading Wines for All Seasons

Wines for All Seasons

Elizabeth Smith Consulting

As the weather and seasons change, consumers seize the opportunity to enjoy what wine experts call seasonal wines. However, I am of the belief that wines do not have to be seasonal in nature. I enjoy food-friendly, versatile wines that fit all seasons. From classic varieties like Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Riesling to less familiar varieties like Malagouzia, Pinot Blanc, and Xinomavro, there’s something for … Continue reading Wines for All Seasons

GoatHouse Brewing

Traveling Wine Chick

I am from Asheville, North Carolina, which has more breweries per capita than any other city in the United States. My interest in craft beverages began years ago with beer, not wine. Thus, my first article about craft beer is long overdue. I am thrilled to share with you one of my favorite craft breweries, … Continue reading GoatHouse Brewing

GoatHouse Brewing

Elizabeth Smith Consulting

I am from Asheville, North Carolina, which has more breweries per capita than any other city in the United States. My interest in craft beverages began years ago with beer, not wine. Thus, my first article about craft beer is long overdue. I am thrilled to share with you one of my favorite craft breweries, … Continue reading GoatHouse Brewing

My First Writing Award!

Elizabeth Smith Consulting

Today something incredible happened. I still cannot believe it, but I won my first writing award. I have always loved writing. I am a much better writer than a public speaker. It is my communication method of choice. As a child, I kept a diary, under lock and key, of course, and as a young … Continue reading My First Writing Award!

My First Writing Award!

Traveling Wine Chick

Today something incredible happened. I still cannot believe it, but I won my first writing award. I have always loved writing. I am a much better writer than a public speaker. It is my communication method of choice. As a child, I kept a diary, under lock and key, of course, and as a young … Continue reading My First Writing Award!

Hudson-Chatham Winery Chelois

Elizabeth Smith Consulting

A couple of years ago, I had a wine moment with Hudson-Chatham Winery’s Chelois. It remains today one of the most versatile and unforgettable food wines I have ever tasted, perfect for holiday meals and beyond. *CLICK HERE TO READ*

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