Two Shepherds with Roast Chicken at www.foodwineclick.com

#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

French Wine 201: Burgundy is Not Complicated

  Wine 201 – Burgundy (France) Just the Facts Burgundy is complicated, you can’t possibly understand it.  Many different whole books have been written to try to unravel the mystery. Damn the experts! Burgundy isn’t complicated. It’s perfectly logical: Grapes: Pinot Noir for red, Chardonnay for white 4 levels of officially judged quality potential due … Continue reading

Domaine de la Bonne Tonne 2015 Morgon Cote du Py

Biodynamic Beaujolais – Domaine de la Bonne Tonne

Domaine de la Bonne Tonne In August, we had the opportunity to spend a day in Beaujolais. In my visits, I especially enjoy digging a little and finding less famous domaines, hard working family operations who nevertheless are making authentic, delicious wines. When I can find a grower using less chemicals, organic or biodynamic viticulture, … Continue reading

Biodynamics at scale at Bonterra Vineyards

Dry Farmed, Organic, Biodynamic, Oh My!

Why Pay Attention to the Dirt? I’ve recently become more interested in the farming aspects of the wines I drink. In the coming weeks, I’ll be writing about winery and vineyard visits with an eye to how the dirt is managed. Consider this a preview and to answer the question: “Who Cares?” The Wine is … Continue reading

Plonk wine club wines

Holiday Gift Idea: Plonk Wine Club!

A Gift for the Wine Enthusiast on Your List Do you have a wine enthusiast on your holiday gift list?  Need an easy, fun idea? How about a wine club subscription! Now, buyer beware, wine clubs are everywhere these days. Food and Wine Magazine, Wall Street Journal (a sure source of wine information??????), everyone has … Continue reading

5 Rules for Thanksgiving Wines

Wine Pairing Rules for Thanksgiving It’s not about the wine, it’s about family and friends. Choose wines your family will like It’s an American holiday, so consider going American in your wine choices Even though it’s not about the wine, bring really good wines. You never know who’s interest you might spark Choose wines with … Continue reading

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