Tricia High Conover

Member Since:
Mar 2014

Tricia Conover, DipWSET, CSS Wine and Travel Writer, is the Wine Editor, PRiME Magazine and freelance wine writer for, FWT Magazine, SommJournal, The Clever Root, Signature Bride, and LuxeGetaways. She has written extensively about her travels to the wine regions of the US, Italy, Greece, France, and Spain. She is a WSET® Diploma of Wine, Level 4 Sommelier and a Certified Spirits Specialist via the Society of Wine Educators. Tricia holds a B.S. in Environmental Health from Purdue University and C. W.P. Certified Wine Professional from the Culinary Institute of America, Napa Valley. Follow Tricia on Twitter: @WineGrapestone It’s Bubbles Time! 

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Published Articles (20)

Celebrations are Simply Better with Bubbles – In LuxeGetaways

Holiday parties are upon us with winter celebrations that run well into next year, Champagne and its proponents are previewed. Champagne Primer and “toasting” tips are included.

8 Tips for Hosting a Wine Tasting at Home – Prime Magazine

How do you choose and theme and the tips for hosting a blind wine tasting.

Going, Going, Gone – Rare Lots Draw Repeat Buyer to Premiere Napa Valley in SommJournal

Review of Premiere Napa Valley auction with exclusive interviews of Top Wine, Scarecrow’s winemaker, Celia Welch, and many retail buyers.

Forget Provence and Savor the Rosé of Texas Hill Country in

In the past, few wine connoisseurs would think of choosing a rosé from the Texas Hill Country, but things are changing and recently several international award-winning wineries formed a quality […]

La Reserve by Oceania Creates the Perfect Pairing at Sea of Gourmet Foods and Wine Aficionados in

La Reserve by Wine Spectator is the exclusive 24-seat wine and food pairing restaurant-at-sea featured on Oceania’s Riviera and Marina ocean liners. From its dining venues to a hands-on Bon […]

Bypass Bordeaux and Discover the Indigenous Wines of Athens in

Athens has long been known for its history and gastronomic expertise, but the emerging importance of the local wine industry adds an exciting new dimension. Vintners are rediscovering indigenous grapes […]

Paros: Exotic Wines and Exotic Legendary Greek Island

Published in PRiME Magazine, an Ezine for Women in Their Prime. Greek wines have grabbed the imagination of wine drinkers worldwide. The indigenous Greece grapes make spectacular wines that have […]

South American Wine at Great Prices

When we think of South America, we picture the physical beauty of the Amazon Rainforest, Incan ruins, and Andes Mountains. We envision the indigenous activities in Argentina: gauchos riding horses, […]

Wine Scene: Destinations and Diversions (North Texas)

US Wine consumption has risen, making 2014 the year that the United States became the world’s No. 1 consumer of wines. Texas now ranks 5th among wine-producing states. McKinney is […]

Valentine’s Day Aphrodisiac Food and Wine Pairings: Ultimate Menue

Wine as a Valentine’s gift is always appreciated. But why not make an entire romantic dinner with a menu of libido-enhancing ingredients? It could be titillating to prepare a menu […]

The Highest Priced Wine at Napa Auction- Crafted by Celia Welch

60 bottles of 2012 Scarecrow wine were purchased by the Wine House (Los Angeles) for $260,000 ($4333/bottle) at March 2014’s Napa Premiere Wine Auction. The winemaker? Celia Welch. Celia is […]

Unexpected Chardonnays in PRiME Magazine

It is always unexpected to be surprised. Following my article this year, “The ABC’s of Anything but Chardonnay” my mail was jam-packed with notes from Chardonnay fans. I actually love […]

Bubbles & Holidays: A Perfect Pairing

Holiday parties are upon us. Nothing sets the stage more perfectly than walking in a party, pulling a glass of bubbles from an ornate silver tray, and drinking the heady […]

Inspiring Wines-By-the-Glass Menus featuring George Miliotes, MS, Seasons 52 and Capital Grille’s Master Sommelier

Today’s post-recession restaurant customer demands a significant Wines-By-the-Glass program. A truly inspired wine list drives curiosity, welcomes exploration, and invites sampling. Master Sommelier, George Miliotes, Wine and Beverage Director, of […]

Is Merlot Alive and Kicking? 10 Years after Sideways

October marked the 10-year anniversary of the premiere of Sideways, the movie that belittled Merlot and starred Pinot Noir. This Oscar-nominated movie – a pre-wedding buddy trip gone wrong – […]

Barcelona’s Best Wine Bars

Barcelona is a city known for their festive wine and tapas traditions. The origin of tapas lies in the placing of a small plate or lid over a glass of […]

Women in Wine Series: Carissa Mondavi, Continuum Estates

Carissa Mondavi, granddaughter of Robert Mondavi, and daughter of Tim Mondavi, “continues” the dreams of her family at Continuum Estates, Prichard Hill Region, in Napa Valley. In an on-site interview, […]

The Dry Rose Wine Revolution

Chateau Miraval is a joint venture of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie and the Famille Perrin in France’s Provence region. Their 2012 vintage was ranked #84 in Wine Spectator’s Top […]

Stunning Priorat Wine Region

The Priorat wine region, just 2 hours southwest of Barcelona, sits at the foot of the magnificent Montsant Mountains. The wines of Priorat are considered some of the world’s finest […]

Women in Wine: Jean Arnold Sessions, Hanzell Vineyards

A “thriver” in a male-dominated Industry: This spring I had the pleasure of interviewing Jean Arnold Sessions, former President, and now Board Director, historic Hanzell Vineyards, Sonoma, California…..