Author Archives: Kristina King
Congratulations to our CellarMaster Recipe Challenge Winners! We had many wonderful submissions for our first ever members’ Recipe Challenge and our staff culinary team had to narrow down the submissions to four category winners in each of the categories: appetizer, salad, main course, dessert. We are delighted to share their tasty recipes, each paired [...]
Our ship was the Regent Navigator. A smaller cruise vessel compared to the other ones sailing the Alaskan passages. This ship holds a maximum of just under 500 passengers. We boarded in Seward, just outside of Anchorage. Apparently it was the nicest day they had seen in a while – lots of sunshine. Our first [...]
Recently I was extremely fortunate to represent Chateau Montelena Winery along with our winemaker, Cameron Parry, on our most recent wine cruise. We sailed the inside passage of Alaska from June 25th through July 6th, starting in Anchorage and ending in Vancouver, Canada. We along with our 50 guests, some of which are CellarMaster club members, spent some [...]
There is another House of Representatives bill, being submitted (HR1161) , that will affect the direct shipping of your wine regardless of whether you are in a wine club, have a wine allocation or just occasionally order wine. This act was sponsored by the wholesalers and will bring us back about two decades on wine shipping. Read more [...]
Memorial Day weekend is fast approaching. Besides flying our flag in rememberance of our fallen soldiers and those who continue to protect us, I plan to spend time with my family and friends. What weekend celebrations do you have planned?
Okay I am going to go out on a limb here but I think this is an interesting topic and I would love to hear from other wine folks. Music can be a big part of your life just like wine. It is a part of celebatory events, moments of solitude as well as times [...]
For me I like it with an Irish beef stew. But will always go for a glass on its own. What is your great pairing with this wine?
Sometimes it can be quite exhausting tasting the new releases. Why in fact, take a look at Daisy here. She is completely worn out after trying the recent release of the Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. (Thank you, Daisy, for allowing us to take these photos of you with these props).
Just this past Monday I had an opportunity to visit the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Specifically to see the How Wine Became Modern: Design + Wine exhibit. I was quite pleased to see the information on Judgment of Paris and of course a bottle of the 1973 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay in the exhibit. Have [...]