Always a Beautiful Day in the Napa Neighborhood!

After wrapping the fourth season of Goodtaste, I went on a celebratory trip to one of my favorite places: Napa, California. Our three-night stay felt way too short, but I guess it’s always better to leave wanting more!

Taste THESE Wines with NYT Eric Asimov, Cheers!

Most intrepid wine enthusiasts have at least one wine hero. Eric Asimov, the wine critic for the New York Times, is one of mine. In this meet up, we discussed getting out of our comfort zones when it comes to drinking wine…

The ‘Hottest’ Wine Trail in Texas is Off Hwy 290!

Texas is now America’s No. 5 wine-producing state! If you haven’t heard the buzz on the Fredericksburg Wine Road 290 as of late, it’s time to hit the trail. Some of the best wine in Texas is being produced right in our own backyard…


Choosing the Right Cheese for Wine in Napa

Wine and cheese pairing truly can be an art, but it’s also something easily done in the comfort of home. Sunshine Foods in beautiful St. Helena in Napa does a TON of cheese pairings for local wineries…

Tanji and Mike Patton

Cuisine & Quiet Time in Quebec!

Recently, Mike and I took a break from the Texas heat and headed north to a much cooler climate in Quebec City — eating all kinds of delicious food along the way!

Headed to Napa? Check Out Auberge du Soleil

I love the evolution of life. I’ve gotten to a point in mine where I try not to take anything for granted. Every day is a gift which makes the celebration of a special occasion all the more meaningful.

D'Amico's Meatballs

Have Yourself a Merry Little Italy!

Pack on the pasta this week and prepare to hibernate! Our eye-catching Italian eats are ALL equipped for that one formal family meal of the holidays, so get to cookin’! Choose from exceptional entrées like…

Castello di Velona is a Castle in the Sky

As mentioned in the previous post, my husband and I took a last minute summer vacation to Italy, Tuscany and the Amalfi coast. Our first few days were spent at a spectacular hotel and spa…


Heart Healthy Steaks Now at this Napa Grocer!

Goodtaste stopped in at a very special family-owned grocery store in St. Helena, Sunshine Foods, to sample the diverse menu of premium quality meats, to include HeartBrand Akaushi…

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