four Chianti Classico wines

Join Our Chianti Extravaganza! #ItalianFWT

From Top to Bottom, It’s a Chianti Extravaganza! Join the Italian Food Wine and Travel Group as we expand our knowledge about Italy’s most famous wine: Chianti! We’ll be posting and chatting about our findings on Saturday October 7. If you have a blog and would you like to join us, just send an email … Continue reading

Aging wines at domaine Albert Boillot in Volnay

French Wine Visits – Our Friend, Raymond Boillot #Winophiles

The French #Winophiles Share Visits and Dreams This month, our French #Winophiles are sharing their visit memories of trips in France. Since some of our members haven’t yet had the opportunity, we’ll be treated to their dreams of their first trip. Jump down to the bottom of the page to vicariously enjoy our memories and … Continue reading

Old World Wines Love a Summer Partuy

Old World Wines Love a New World Party

Summer is NOT Over! Even in Minnesota, we have a few weeks of good weather left. It’s not too late to enjoy the patio with friends. While you might think Old World wines are serious and not the place for a casual get together, you’d be wrong. Old World wines love a party.   Saber … Continue reading

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Surprisingly Affordable Wine Region: Bordeaux! #Winophiles

#Winophiles Need Affordable Wines Too Our August meeting of our French Winophiles group has us digging around for good, affordable French wines. Sure, some of the world’s most expensive wines come from France (I’m talking to you, Burgundy. And you, Bordeaux!), but there are also great values to be found if you know where to … Continue reading

Photo courtesy of Frederic Lot of Millesima

Are Winemaker Consultants Good or Bad Wizards?

Good Wizard or Bad Wizard? Winemaking consultants, “Flying Winemakers”, you’ve probably heard of one or more. The best known is perhaps Michel Rolland, reknown for helping wineries adjust their vineyard and cellar practices to achieve riper wines with bolder flavors. These translate into high scores from major publications such as those of Robert Parker and … Continue reading

Château du Moulin-à-Vent Cru Beaujolais wine

Château du Moulin-à-Vent Through the Seasons

Château du Moulin-à-Vent Back in November last year, I was contacted by Morgane at Château du Moulin-à-Vent. He proposed sending some samples knowing my interest in food and wine pairings.  We had just returned from a trip to Lyon, France where we had the opportunity to taste the versatility of Cru Beaujolais. As the unofficial … Continue reading

Unique Mountain Wines of Alto Adige #ItalianFWT

Italian Food Wine and Travel Mountain Wine Exploration Our Italian Food Wine and Travel group August assignment is “Mountain Wines” of Italy. Pretty easy, as there’s the Swiss Alps, the French Alps, the Dolomites, the Apennines, Vesuvius, Vulture, Mt. Etna in Sicily. Our assignment might have been more difficult if it had been the “Non-Mountainous” … Continue reading

Natura Wines – Organically Grown, Fresh & Affordable

Natura Wines – Organic, Affordable, Delicious I received a set of Natura Wine samples this spring from the parent company, Banfi Vintners. Natura Wines come from Chile, and they represent a line of inexpensive wines made from hand harvested organic grapes.  Affordable and hand harvested organic aren’t typically seen in the same sentence, so I … Continue reading

Dinner with wines of Vignobles Brumont

Exploring Madiran with Vignobles Brumont #Winophiles

Southwest France, Unknown in the US The wines of Southwest France are little known in the US. Deep in the shadows of Bordeaux (which geographically should be considered part of the region), the wines are difficult to find  and even knowledgeable wine shop employees may not discern a difference between Sud-Ouest (Southwest) and Languedoc-Roussillon. The … Continue reading

Come Along as the French #Winophiles Explore Southwest France

Explore Sud-Ouest France (Virtually) with the French Winophiles The French  #Winophiles are a group of wine writers and bloggers who love French wine, food and travel. Every month, we all explore some pre-arranged aspect of French wine. We all post and chat about our experiences on the third Saturday of the month. This month’s topic: Southwest … Continue reading

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