For Rhone Wine Diversity Look Across the Street #Winophiles

January 2023 Searching for Diversity in the Rhone ValleyThis month our Winophiles writers are highlighting some Rhone wines which are a bit different from the usual suspects: Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Côtes du Rhône, Hermitage. Percentages vary, but one recent accounting of Rhone valley wines highlighted 80% red, 15% rosé and less than 6% white. So for diversity, … Continue reading

French Onion Soup with Manzanilla Sherry

Sherry IntroIf you’ve never tried sherry, you’re not alone. Are you curious or looking for something new? Now is a great time to give sherry a try! Sherry wines range from bone dry to lusciously sweet. Even though most sherries start as a pale white wine made from the Palomino grape, they diverge greatly due … Continue reading

Hidden Champagne: The Côte des Bar #Winophiles

December is Champagne-TimeDecember is a time for celebration and many take the opportunity to open a bottle of Champagne. The French Winophiles are similarly inclined, though they may also open some Champagne on birthdays, minor holidays, #ChampagneDay or a Tuesday! This month, our writers are sharing some new ideas for you to try in your … Continue reading

Preview to French Winophiles Champagne Celebration #Winophiles

French Winophiles Know Champagne is for CelebrationDecember is the time to celebrate: culmination of a year, year-end holidays and family gatherings. For hundreds of years, Champagne has built its reputation on celebration, it’s served at the coronation of kings, launching of ships, signing of contracts, pledges of love, you name it! This month, our French … Continue reading

Look the Other Way for Affordable Bourgogne #Winophiles

Affordable BourgogneThis month, our French Winophiles writers are exploring affordable Burgundy (Bourgogne is now the preferred term). Admittedly, Affordable Bourgogne is something of an oxymoron. Most Bourgogne wines start at $30 in the US and rapidly go up from there. Why? Simple supply and demand. Bourgogne wines are based primarily on Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, … Continue reading

Rufina: One Straw in the Chianti Haystack #ItalianFWT

Italian FWT Chianti CavalcadeThis month, our Italian Food Wine and Travel writers will be celebrating different aspects of Chianti. Chianti is a familiar Italian wine to drinkers around the world, but there is so much to explore! Scroll down in this post for a list of links to all the writers contributions. Chianti Classifications – … Continue reading

Wine Harvester’s Chicken and Côte Roannaise

A Keeper Recipe and a Wine DiscoveryThis dinner wasn’t intended for a blog post, but the dish is so good, it needs to be shared and remembered. Peter brought a wine to enjoy with dinner and that led to discovery of a wine region I was not previously aquainted with, Loire Volcanique. Here you go, … Continue reading

Backroads Bourgogne in Autumn: Bistro des Falaises #Winophiles

French Winophiles Explore France in AutumnThis month, our French Winophiles will be exploring backroads, dishes and wines to celebrate fall in France. There’s plenty to choose from: are you looking forward to those hearty fall and winter dishes begging for a rich red wine or do you want to celebrate one last Indian Summer day … Continue reading

Merlot and 40 Cloves of Garlic #MerlotMe #WinePW

MerlotMe Continues for Collaboration Year 8While the #MerlotMe event has existed a bit longer, our Wine Pairing Weekend group has been pairing dishes with the Merlot wineries since 2015. We hope you enjoy the addition of a dash of sustainability to our pairings. Dealing with climate change is a high visibility concern for winegrowers, so … Continue reading

Fun and Truth at Wine Media Conference 2022

The Wine Media Conference Goes to ItalyThe wine media conference is an annual event for independent wine writers and creators. Held in a different location each year, writers have a chance to visit a new region while reconvening with friends and learning about new developments in the broad category of wine related social media. The … Continue reading

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