Touring Champagne with Sustainability in Mind

The Challenge of Growing Grapes in ChampagneThe Champagne region is located at the northern limit of where wine grapes will grow. The climate is classified as cool continental, which means grape growers in Champagne contend with a short growing season with frequent rain throughout the year. The weather brings threats of spring killing frost, hail, … Continue reading

La Mancha by the Liter – Gulp Hablo #WorldWineTravel

World Wine Travel Writers Explore Castilla La ManchaThis month, our World Wine Travel writers are exploring the Spanish region of Castilla La Mancha. The region surrounds Madrid, but the city itself is not considered part of the wine region. The only association many people have with this region is the musical “Man of La Mancha”, … Continue reading

How to Balance Quality vs. Price in Bordeaux Starting with Saint Émilion #Winophiles

French #Winophiles Writers Share How to Find Quality Affordable BordeauxThis month, our French #Winophiles writers are sharing their best advice for finding affordable Bordeaux wines for your holiday table. The very top Bordeaux wines are justifiably famous, but no one would ever describe them as affordable! How then to choose? Scroll down further in this … Continue reading

Add Some French Style to Dinner

Slow Down!We are recently back from a trip to France. One of our favorite differences in French life is the commitment to slowing down and enjoying a meal together. Restaurant meals are served in courses, even in cafés. Meals at home, especially on the weekend, represent an opportunity to take time and connect with your … Continue reading

Ron Rubin Winery – A Winery with a Heart: TRUE!

Ron Rubin Winery – More than Meets the EyeAt first glance, Ron Rubin Winery looks like many others in the Russian River Valley. Neat winery and visitor center, well manicured vines. A deeper look shows much more going on, I had the opportunity to visit and see for myself in May. (click on photos in … Continue reading

Sherry is a Fortified Wine, or is It? #WorldWineTravel

World Wine Travel Explores AndaluciaThis month, our World Wine Travel writers are exploring the Andalucia region in southern Spain. Most famous for Jerez and the home of sherry, there are other wines produced here as well. We’ll have plenty of sherry finds, but count on a few surprises from our group! Cruise down further in … Continue reading

Tri-Tip Steak and Duckhorn, a #MerlotMe Classic #WinePW

7th Annual Collaboration between #WinePW and #MerlotMe2021 marks the 7th year our Wine Pairing Weekend writers have partnered with the Merlot producers in support of the October month-long #MerlotMe celebration. We continue to find new ways to partner this adaptable wine with food. Take a look below for links to all our posts. You might … Continue reading

Preview the Wine Pairing Weekend #MerlotMe Celebration #WinePW

The Wine Pairing Weekend Merlot Wine Pairing ArchiveOur Wine Pairing Weekend writers have been signing the praises of Merlot in collaboration with the #MerlotMe producers every October for the last six years. This year, we’ll continue our quest to raise the visibility of this fine grape in wine drinker’s consciousness. Over the years we have … Continue reading

An Invitation to Shout #MerlotMe from the Rooftops #WinePW

The #MerlotMe Voice in the Wilderness ContinuesOur Wine Pairing Weekend writers have been singing the praises of Merlot in collaboration with the #MerlotMe producers every October for the last six years. This year, we’ll continue our quest to raise the visibility of this fine grape in wine drinker’s consciousness. Why Not Join Along? Here’s How:If … Continue reading

Surprisingly Fresh in Navarra with Itxas Harri #WorldWineTravel

Navarra Explorations with World Wine TravelNavarra is a less known region in the Northeast of Spain. Our World Wine Travel writers are researching Navarra through wine and food this month. Take a look below for links to all their great finds! My posts continue to focus on low intervention, organic, biodynamic and natural wine producers, … Continue reading

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