French Wines for ‘His’ and ‘Hers’ Valentines #Winophiles

Winophiles Celebrate L’Amour with French Wines Valentines Day ensures we all think of February as the month we associate with love, l’amour! Coincident with theme of l’amour, many in our French Winophiles group received a number of samples to use in our posts this month. Scroll down to the bottom of this post for a … Continue reading

Cockburn's Port to warm a winter day

Port to warm a winter evening

A Glass of Port by the Fire For those of us who choose to live in the northern, snowy regions of the earth, the idea of a nice rich, deep sweet finish to an evening sounds great. To my friends in Florida, central and southern California, I say, you must occasionally have a rainy, cool … Continue reading

Aged Riesling is the Real Deal

Guilty of Riesling Shunning Sommeliers famously love German Riesling. Mouthwatering acidity, refreshing, ageworthy, and the grape loves to reflect where it was grown. Regular wine drinkers, at least in the US, are not so fond. We write it off as sweet, and what’s up with that stinky petrol nose? Aged Riesling is the Real Deal … Continue reading

Double Secret Winery: Giorgio Gianatti in Valtellina #ItalianFWT

Valtellina, Do You Mean Valpolicella? Ask most wine drinkers, even serious enthusiasts, where is Valtellina? You’ll get a blank stare or a shrug of the shoulders. You need to be a pretty serious Nebbiolo enthusiast to have heard of Valtellina. No, I Mean Valtellina Valtellina is tucked in the Adda river valley in the foothills … Continue reading

Let’s Make Occitanie and Cassoulet Household Words #Winophiles

What and Where is Occitanie? January 2018 brings our French Winophiles group to explore wines and food of Occitanie, but what is Occitanie? On January 1, 2016 the French Parliament voted to reduce the number of administrative regions in France from 22 down to 13. Presumably, this was to reduce bureaucracy, which may seem like … Continue reading

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#SonomaStrong with Two Shepherds and Roast Chicken à la Alice Waters #WinePW

Wine Pairing Weekend Group Celebrates Sonoma Winery Friends This month, our Wine Pairing Weekend group is showing our combined support for recovery after the recent fires in Sonoma. The annual Wine Bloggers Conference was in Sonoma this year, so several of us had the opportunity to visit and see both the damage and the fact … Continue reading

Visual Tour of Biodynamics at Littorai Wines

Integrated Agriculture Thinking at Littorai Wines Do you associate organic and biodynamic viticulture with manure filled cow horns, voodoo, and musty smelling wines? Better think again, some of the top wineries around the world have embraced these approaches. Not because they believe in voodoo, because they have tested the approach and liked the results. A … Continue reading

Do good and win a chance at a case of amazing Piemontese wine at https://girlsgottadrink.com/beat-cancer-piedmont-wine-fundraiser/

Cancer Fundraiser Raffle – Buy a Chance at a Piedmont Treasure!

My blogging buddy and real-life friend, Valerie, has close friend who has recently been diagnosed with colon cancer. Val has started a fund to help with the overwhelming expenses for her friend going through cancer treatment. You might think, “pretty far removed from my life”, but you should read on! You see, Val and her … Continue reading

Chateau Tuyttens Sauternes dessert wine

When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Sauternes #Winophiles

Sauternes (and Bordeaux) in the 21st Century Like it or not, fine wineries have become investments and not just the wines themselves. Bordeaux presents the best example of this change; over the last 30 years, top Bordeaux wineries have been increasingly purchased by large corporations. Property values rise and French inheritance laws make it difficult … Continue reading

Grower Champagne for Holiday Gifts

Holiday Wine Gift Ideas: Not Just Any Champagne #WinePW

Wine Pairing Weekend Holiday Gift Wine Ideas Our monthly Wine Pairing Weekend group is convening this month to offer some excellent ideas for wine as a holiday gift. Take a look further down in this post for some creative thoughts to help you knock off that holiday gift list! Click Here for a Convenient Wine … Continue reading

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