I am Cider Curious #WorldWineTravel

World Wine Travel Writers Detour to Hard CiderThis month, our World Wine Travel writers are taking a short detour from Spain to explore ciders from around the world. Some of our group have a couple examples from the Asturias region of Spain on the cool Atlantic coast, so we’ll keep our Spanish connection! Scroll down … Continue reading

Pair that Tawny Port with a Campfire

Pair Tawny Port with a Summer CampfireSometimes, just relaxing in a comfy setting is all you need for a perfect pairing. Put a bit of a chill on the bottle, go out to the fire and enjoy! If Tawny Port, or Port in general is new to you, here’s a link to a primer on … Continue reading

Alsace Wines Shine with Summer’s Bounty Risotto #Winophiles

French Winophiles Love AlsaceOur French Winophiles writers love Alsace, but it’s been a while since our last official virtual visit. We’re excited to be returning this month with our latest discoveries from the region. Scroll further down in this post for a list of links to all our fellow writers’ posts. Alsace is UniqueTerroir is … Continue reading

Exploring Vitis Vinifera at Vermilion Valley Vineyards #WinePW

Wine Pairing Weekend Writers Highlight the MidwestAmerica’s midwestern states are an unlikely home for Vitis vinifera, the traditional grape for wines we know and love. Bitterly cold winters are sufficient to kill the vines. Humid, rainy summers bring threats of all sorts of fungal disease. Hybrid grapes crossed between Vitis vinifera and native species are … Continue reading

Testing Out the Vital Choice Seafood Grill Box

Vital Choice Wild Seafood and OrganicsRecently, the folks at Vital Choice Wild Seafood and Organics contacted me to see if I’d like to try out their seafood grilling pack. Given my love of both seafood and the grill, this was an easy yes! A few days later the box arrived, perfectly frozen and ready to … Continue reading

Alto Adige Wines at the Dinner Table

Where’s Alto Adige?The Trentino – Alto Adige region is in the north central region of Italy, with Alto Adige being the northernmost region, immediately south of Austria. In fact, until the first World War, it was part of the Austro-Hungarian empire. Even today, the region is often referred to as Südtirol. Alto Adige Wine 101Alto … Continue reading

Basque Country Means Pintxos and Txakolina #WorldWineTravel

World Wine Travel Group Basque DiscoveriesIn our continuing virtual trip around Spain, our #WorldWineTravel group is learning about Basque Country this month. This region in the northeast of Spain is highly influenced by the Atlantic ocean and experiences a moderate, maritime climate. The wines have a freshness and acidity which has brought them into popular … Continue reading

Maury Savory and Sweet #Winophiles

Roussillon and MauryThis month, our intrepid French Winophiles are going far under-the-radar to the community of Maury in Roussillon. As if Roussillon isn’t already under-the-radar! Roussillon is located in the far southwest tip of France. It borders on Spain and is surrounded by the Mediterranean and a variety of mountains including the Pyrenées. How’s that … Continue reading

Classic Apertivo from Emilia-Romagna #ItalianFWT

Lambrusco Celebration with Italian Food, Wine and Travel BloggersThis month, our #ItalianFWT blogging group is celebrating Lambrusco, that fun fizzy red wine from Emilia-Romagna. High quality Lambrusco is light years away from Riunite for those of you who remember it, so come along with our group as we explore all things Lambrusco! Scroll down to … Continue reading

Exploring Aragon via Plate and Glass #WorldWineTravel

World Wine Travel Virtual Visit to AragonThis month, our World Wine Travel bloggers dig into one of the less famous wine regions in Spain – Aragon. My WSET Diploma text for still wines of the world has 600 pages, and a little over 1 page is dedicated to Aragon. Know what? Sometimes lesser known regions … Continue reading

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