A longtime resident of Healdsburg, a historic wine country town, in the heart of Sonoma County, Barbara has loved getting to know this expansive county and all of its personalities. From the Sonoma Coast to the Sonoma Mountains, this is one magnificent wine country and there is no shortage of opportunities for exploration. When Barbara is not traveling her local community, she travels the U.S. and the world, many times with her Jack Russell, Noelle, and daughter, Charlotte.
Barbara Barrielle is a long-time publicist, writer, actress and producer. She writes about travel, wine, food and entertainment. She is published regularly in major newspapers, magazines and online travel sites. As a producer, Barbara has a feature film, BREAK NIGHT, in distribution and three more going into production. She is also completing a documentary on the wine country fires of 2017 and their effect on the wine industry and the people who work in it.
THREE PERSPECTIVES ON THE CHALLENGES OF THE NORTH COAST WINE INDUSTRY NOVEMBER 21, 2019
Dire warnings, cautions, and stories of winegrowers beginning to feel the pinch of a stagnating wine market have emerged through the harvest season. It's clear, growers and winemakers may have to make hard adjustments for the 2020 market conditions, and to help them one of the highlights of this year's WIN Expo will be an insightful look into the State of the North Coast Wine Industry from grape market to retails and consumer behavior. ADVISOR• learn more
THE DUDE ABIDES SEPTEMBER 23, 2019
SADDLING UP FOR VINTAGE COWBOY EXPERIENCE IN ARIZONA. The wide-open desert of Arizona, where the prized 100-year-old saguaro cactuses grow wild among rattlesnakes and roadrunners, used to be dotted with dozens of dude ranches. Families would escape the cold of the winter here for an active week of riding horses, hiking, exploring, swimming, learning rope tricks, and drinking cowboy coffee.The East Hampton Star • learn more
THE TRUFFLE-WINERY CONNECTION SEPTEMBER 05, 2019
IT SEEMS LIKE A NATURAL FIT. The luxury of wine and the exoticism of truffles; hard to find, intoxicatingly aromatic and wildly expensive, so it's no surprise wineries are getting into raising truffles. And, in some cases, the truffles found the winery. NORTHWEST travel & life • learn more
COWHORN'S GREEN TASTING ROOM SEPTEMBER 05, 2019
WHEN BILL AND BARBARA STEELE lelt Wall Street and bought 117 acres in the Applegate Valley of Southern Oregon, they departed from the norm. They planted Rhone varietals because their research indicated syrah, viognier, grenache, roussanne and marsanne would do well on the farm. And the grapes have flourished. Year alter year winemaker Bill Steele earns awards and accolades as the top Rhone producer in Oregon. NORTHWEST travel & life • learn more
HIGH NOTES OF THE WINE AND WEED SYMPOSIUM AUGUST 15, 2019
Last week's Third Annual Wine and Weed Symposium attracted a huge group of wine and cannabis professionals to the Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country in Santa Rosa to learn about emerging trends in consumer behavior, the impact on wine sales in states where recreational cannabis is legal, and how alcohol beverage companies can and do invest in cannabis. The continuing enthusiasm for this new frontier, this brazen opportunity, and the vast cross-marketing potential with the wine had attendees leaving on a high note.. ADVISOR • learn more