Napa Valley Wine Educators Academy (Part 1)

Just a few of the gems we tasted

Going to Napa has been top of my list for some time now, as most of my readers know. But I feel I can never learn enough. In late July, I had the opportunity to experience the Wine Educators Academy, hosted by the Napa Valley Vintners. The three-day affair was full of fabulous tastings, wonderful meals and lots of chat time with some of the finest winemakers in the Valley. Check out my photo library here to see a bit more.

I’d like to compile a list of some of the top wineries we tasted during the trip and will include that in Part 2 of this post Please let me know what some of your favorites are, too.


About Laura Levy Shatkin

Laura Levy Shatkin served for 10 years as food and wine critic for the Chicago Reader. Later, she became an Emmy-nominated executive producer for Taste, a 30-minute food and wine show on NBC-5 Chicago, which later merged into, where Ms. Levy is a partner/owner. Today, she teaches private wine classes and hosts wine parties for consumers and firms, and continues to tell the video stories of wine, girlfriends and wine travel on her TCW blog, Wine…ing Women.