Vermilion Valley Vineyards – Is Ohio on Your Wine Radar?

Time to Put Ohio on Your Wine Radar We all know about Napa Valley and California wine. We know about Washington State and Oregon. Some folks know about wine from New York State and Virginia. How about Ohio? Last winter I saw some posts on Facebook by a young winemaker from Ohio, he seemed passionate … Continue reading

Food-Friendly Skin-Fermented Vineti delle Dolomiti #ItalianFWT

Italian Food, Wine & Travel Group Explores Northeast Italy! This month, our #ItalianFWT blogging group is traveling (virtually) around the Dolomites mountains in Northeast Italy. Much less famous than other regions to the south, Northeast Italy has so much to offer. You can link to all the other posts from the group further down in … Continue reading

Pan Fried Walleye: Vibrant with Troon Kubli Bench Blanc

  Troon Vineyard is located in the Applegate Valley in the far southwestern corner of Oregon, a bit off the normal Oregon wine touring path. I made it my first stop in my trip to Oregon and Washington last fall, on my way out to the Wine Media Conference in Walla Walla, and I wrote … Continue reading

NOT the Easter Bunny with Wines from Anjou-Saumur #Winophiles

French Winophiles Return to Anjou-Saumur Back in 2016, the French Winophiles took a multi-month virtual cruise down the Loire river, stopping in each of the major sub-regions. My prior posts are here for Central, Touraine, Anjou-Saumur, and Nantais. This month, we’re revisiting wines of Anjou and Saumur. Take a look further down in this post … Continue reading

Smoking Low & Slow with Rioja Wines #WinePW

American Barbecue and Old World Wines I’m happy to take the BBQ and Rioja wine challenge with our Wine Pairing Weekend group this month, as I’m an outdoor cooking fan as well as a fan of old world, traditional style wines. I own multiple grills, my favorites are my Primo Ceramic Grills. These grills are … Continue reading

Wine Pairing Weekend: Rioja and BBQ Preview #WinePW

Break Out the Grill and the Rioja Wine Our Wine Pairing Weekend Group is pairing all-things grill with Rioja this month. Many of our members received samples, generously provided by Bodegas LAN. Rioja Fast Facts Rioja is best known for its’ red wines, although white wines and rosato’s are also made Rioja red wines are … Continue reading

Beyond Apertif, Enjoy Prosecco Superiore at the Dinner Table #ItalianFWT

Italian Food, Wine and Travel Group Explores Prosecco Superiore DOCG Prosecco sparkling wines are popular as relatively inexpensive and appealing sparkling wines. This month, our Italian Food, Wine and Travel blogging group is concentrating on the upper end of the Prosecco quality pyramid, the Prosecco Superiore wines of Conegliano Valdobbiadene. Prosecco wines are made from … Continue reading

Invitation to Join Wine Pairing Weekend’s Rioja and Barbecue Celebration #WinePW

Get Your Grill On with Wine from Rioja On July 13th, our Wine Pairing Weekend blogging group will be sharing our suggestions for combining wine from the well known Spanish wine region of Rioja with food from the grill. Low and slow or hot and fast, what grill preparation would you mix with Rioja? Rioja … Continue reading

Do as the French: Serve the Cheese After the Meal #Winophiles

French Wine & Cheese with the #Winophiles This month, our French #Winophiles group is returning to one of our favorite topics: French wine and cheese. Join us as we explore a bunch of ways to enjoy two of our favorite French products Wine & Cheese, Yes. But When? Wine and Cheese is a well known … Continue reading

Gemaak en Gebottle by Oorsprong: We’re not in Kansas Anymore! #WinePW

Gemaak en Gebottle by Oorsprong Gemaak en Gebottle by Oorsprong is Afrikaans for “Made and Bottled at Origin”. Have you had wine from South Africa? Your taste buds and your wallet will be pleasantly surprised! South Africa has been producing wine for over 350 years, however their physical isolation as well as that related to … Continue reading

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