Sauternes Vertical Tasting at Château Suduiraut

Chateau Suduiraut Sauternes wines

Tour and Tasting at Château Suduiraut Along with the En Primeur tastings, our Millesima hosts planned a variety of individual individual winery visits for us. We arrived bright and early one morning for a tour and vertical tasting at Château Suduiraut in Sauternes. Château Suduiraut is one of the Sauternes wineries awarded Premier Cru Classé … Continue reading

Black Magnolia Pinot Noir

BlackMagnolia Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

A New Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Choice I’m a big Pinot Noir fan, and one piece of advice that rings true with the vast majority of Pinot Noirs I’ve tasted is this: It’s very difficult to find high quality Pinot Noir for under $20 For my dollar, your best bet for a high quality Pinot … Continue reading

A Well Stocked Refrigerator or Two

Two Shepherds Grenache Gris

Elevate Your Monday Evening Even on a night when you’re rooting around the refrigerator and freezer for something to put together for dinner, a properly stocked wine refrigerator can elevate the meal. A variety of sparkling, white and rosé wines allow a great pairing with almost anything you can put together!

Exploring Portuguese Dry Red Wines with Pork Ribs

Portugese red wines and barbecue pork ribs

Portugal is More Than Just Port If you’re like me, your knowledge of Portuguese wines includes Vinho Verde and Port, but little else. Based on my enthusiasm for Port, the folks at Wines of Portugal decided I needed to see a few more wines from their country, and they sent me a couple of bottles … Continue reading

Sniff, Swirl, Sip, Spit, Repeat; A First Timer’s Bordeaux En Primeur

Bordeaux en primeur tasting

Millesima Blog Awards 2017 – En Primeur Week in Bordeaux Thanks to all you dear readers who voted, I recently went on a wine enthusiast’s dream trip: a week in Bordeaux during En Primeur. What’s En Primeur? It’s the yearly event wherein buyers and wine writers from all over the world converge on Bordeaux for … Continue reading

Loire Valley Wines Take the Spicy Thai Challenge #Winophiles

Loire Valley wines paired with spicy Thai green curry

#Winophiles Go All Cross-Cultural “What grows together goes together”.  This time-honored advice for wine and food pairing is one we often follow in our regional explorations with our #Winophiles group.  What about all those great dishes from other parts of the world? Especially the ones without wine grapes growing nearby, or even without a wine … Continue reading

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