Coppola Diamond Collection Pinot Noir Can

Stocking Stuffer: Coppola Diamond Collection

We are 4 days away from Christmas! So, if you are in need of a quick and fun stocking stuffer, then I have one that is sure to please the wine enthusiast in your life. The Francis Ford Coppola Winery has released their Diamond Collection wines in can form. And they make for a seriously cool and unexpected gift from Santa. In particular, the Coppola Monterey County Pinot Noir can is a perfect accompaniment to a holiday celebration. With aromas of ripe cherry, lavender, and vanilla bean highlighted by flavors of plum, strawberry, and star anise, it’ll be a shining …

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Cheers to the 90th Oscars: Piper-Heidsieck & Coppola Winery

I have lived all around the U.S., but there’s one city that I hold near and dear to my heart. Hollywood. I am one of those rare unicorns that was actually born and raised in the rolling hills of Los Angeles. My childhood and formative teenage years are filled with exciting memories of growing up in the entertainment capital. Our neighbor to the left was the chief editor on all the Star Wars films, our neighbor to the right was the actor who played Eddie Haskell on Leave it to Beaver, and across the street lived the super trendy make-up …

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Books & Bottles: Coppola Winery Book Club

Time and again, I receive the same request from readers, social media followers, and even friends at casual gatherings… what wine do I recommend? I often smirk at this question for two reasons: I am absolutely not an authority on wine and I hold the unconventional belief in the industry that wine quality is relatively subjective. GASP! Yes, not all wines are created equal, but I think enjoyment is truly in the “mouth” of the beholder. Whether it’s a $15 bottle or $150 bottle, a cabernet or a pinot grigio, it all comes down to your personal preference. But when …

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Give Thanks with Coppola & Virginia Dare Wine

We’re less than a week away from Thanksgiving and that means this weekend will be filled with preparatory trips to the market for supplies. While I am sure you won’t forget the necessities like turkey and yams, there’s one item you need to make sure you don’t go without… wine! Lucky for you, my friends at Francis Ford Coppola Winery is offering an exciting online special this Thanksgiving for anyone trying to figure out what to bring to the feast. Choose either or both of these easy drinking Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wine collections to pair with family, friends and …

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Family Coppola Launches Great Women Spirits

One of the perks of my job is I am one of the first to find out about the newest food and drink products to be released. So, when they are particularly amazing and noteworthy items, I am going to relay this information to you, my lovely reader, as quickly as possible. You should know as soon as I do, don’t you think?! Well today, I’m sharing with you the recent press release I received from my friends at the Family Coppola. Always at the forefront of the newest trends in drinks, as well as always being a champion for …

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Winemakers Week in Belize

Looking to plan a winter holiday to escape the frigid temperatures of the season? Then I have a suggestion: Drink wine in Belize. I know, brilliant idea, right?! The Family Coppola Hideaways is inviting guests to join them for a one-of-a-kind Winemaker Week from November 29 to December 6. This extravagantly curated wine tasting adventure will take place at both the Blancaneaux Lodge and Turtle Inn in Belize. Hosted by a winemaker from the award-winning Francis Ford Coppola Winery, this trip is perfect for those seeking relaxation, intrigue, and good wine.  I personally cannot think of anything more sexy than romping around Belize and learning about …

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The Cocktails of Turtle Inn

  Is it just me or are you also willing to travel for a good cocktail? Now, I am not talking leaving your cozy suburb and make the 30 minute trek into downtown to a trendy bar. I am talking hop on a plane, don your most tropical bathing suit, and get your drink on by the beach… sort-of-travel. If you think this sounds completely insane, then let me direct you to your local Yelp directory here. Still reading? Alright, you are clearly my sort of person. Now that all the non-adventurers have moved on, let’s get down to the …

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The Director’s Cut

A surprising perk of my job as a food and drinks writer is that I get the inside scoop on the biggest events in Hollywood.  I am actually sent gift boxes of the scrumptious treats the stars will be munching and sipping on at awards show. Oh yes, the starlet gods have looked down upon me with favor. And as much as I would love to invite you over to my house for a wine and dine viewing party, I just don’t think I can fit all half-a-million of you in my living room… plus, I only have about 12 wine glasses, …