La Crema Blog


For La Crema’s winemaker Elizabeth Grant-Douglas, the winery’s Nine Barrel bottlings of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir represent “the best wines, from the best vineyards, in the most artistic way we can reflect the vintage.”

Making a Statement with Nine Barrels

As the harvest continues and pristine grape clusters arrive on the crushpad, our winemaker is keeping a watchful eye out for the best Pinot Noir and Chardonnay fruit to create an ultimate expression of the 2014 Russian River vintage. Think you’ve tried La Crema? Wait until you take a sip of our Nine Barrel Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Read more

All images courtesy of Janet Howard Studio.

DIY Etched Wine Bottle Votive Holder

In the last installment of her three-part series on hosting a fabulous wine tasting party, Ashley Pepitone of Camp Makery shares an easy way to turn those leftover wine bottles into beautiful etched votive holders. The perfect décor for your next wine tasting! Read more

Stumped for a hostess gift? Looking for a fun bottle bag party favor? Our friend Tracy Pendergast has a fun, inexpensive wine bottle bag DIY you just have to try.

DIY Wine Bottle Bag (Video)

Last week I came across an awesome sale on burlap wine bottle bags at Jo-Ann Fabric ($1.99 each!), and I stocked up to make my gifts more personal. It only takes 10 minutes and a couple dollars to dress your bottle in an occasion-appropriate bag. Watch the video to find out how! Read more

Hosting a wine tasting party is the perfect way to ensure that your guests are entertained and have something to talk about throughout the night.

Hosting a Successful Wine Tasting Party: The Basics

Party planning can be a daunting task. There’s the food, the music, the décor… and then what if there is a lull or your guests aren’t mingling like you had hoped? Hosting a wine tasting party is the perfect way to ensure that your guests are entertained and have something to talk about throughout the night. Today, Ashley Pepitone of Camp Makery shares her best tips for hosting a successful wine tasting party! Read more

Surprise guests with a visual feast for the eyes and tastebuds with this no cook, colorful chilled slaw presented in halves of sweet pepper.

Summer Squash Apple Slaw

Nights are getting a little cooler as summer begins to wind down. Celebrate the transition of summer to fall with this no cook, colorful, chilled summer squash apple slaw. Read more

Tailgating Tips: Ideas for throwing a football-themed fest.

Just Tailgate, Baby!

Football season is here! Flip through fun and festive ideas to score big with football-themed party planning ideas from guest blogger, Alexis Murphy.
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Fall Beauty: Wine Inspired Make-Up

Summer barely ended, but images of Fall runway shows at New York Fashion Week are pouring in. Fall is the perfect time to experiment with richer colors, and this season we’re noticing that wine-hued lips and eyes with a chardonnay shimmer are taking center stage. Read more