Rogue Valley Favorites: Troon Vineyard at the Dinner Table

Troon Vineyard is located in the Applegate Valley, within the larger Rogue Valley region of Southwest Oregon. Truth be told, the reason I chose the Rogue Valley pre-conference excursion was to take advantage of the chance to return to Troon Vineyard and Cowhorn Vineyard, which I had visited previously. The other wineries were a pleasant … Continue reading

Markus Wine Company “Toura” at the Grill

Markus Wine Company, Lodi CaliforniaI met Markus Niggli in 2016 at a Wine Media Conference in Lodi, California. A chance meeting has turned into a friendship, and I have enjoyed returning to Lodi to visit Markus on several occasions. In an area known for high volume inexpensive wines, Markus is a champion for growing high … Continue reading

Explore Rogue Valley Oregon: 2Hawk Vineyard & Winery

Explore Oregon’s Rogue ValleyWillamette Valley is typically what first comes to mind when someone thinks of Oregon Wine, but there is so much more to Oregon than that one region! Last August I had the opportunity to see for myself in a visit to the Rogue Valley as part of the 2021 Wine Media Conference. … Continue reading

Eden Valley Shines Among South Australia Whites #WorldWineTravel

World Wine Travel Writers Highlight South Australia WhitesOur World Wine Travel writers are continuing our virtual tour of Australia, this month our focus is on white wines from South Australia. Curious to learn more? Scroll down further in this post for links to posts from all our writers. (click on photos in this post for … Continue reading

Celebrate French Women in Wine: Anne-Sophie Dubois #Winophiles

French Winophiles Celebrate Women in WineMarch is Women’s History Month, with March 8 being International Women’s Day, so our French Winophiles are dedicating our March posts to French Women in Wine. Join us this month as we celebrate French Women involved in our favorite beverage. Take a look further down in this post for links … Continue reading

Surprising Wines of Oltrepò Pavese #ItalianFWT

Oltrepò Pavese Discovery with Italian Food, Wine and TravelThis month, our Italian Food, Wine and Travel writers were treated to wine samples from a lesser known region of Italy, Oltrepò Pavese. Other wines from Lombardia are well known, but Oltrepò Pavese is unfamiliar to most Americans. I had heard of the area but had never … Continue reading

Getting to Know Margaret River through Vasse Felix #WorldWineTravel

World Wine Travel Writers Dream of Australia and New Zealand for 2022It’s 2022, and our World Wine Travel group is off to a new geography for the year: Australia and New Zealand. We’ll be spending the next 12 months studying the wines of these two countries from afar. Along the way, we hope to learn … Continue reading

Bandol – A Provençal Red for the Winter Table #Winophiles

French Winophiles Return to ProvenceOur French Winophiles group has virtually visited Provence on a couple of prior occasions (here and here), but we’re always happy to return. What’s not to love about the beautiful countryside, stellar weather, classic culture and delicious food? This month we’re back with an open invitation to explore any aspect of … Continue reading

Snowstorm Grilling with Troon Malbec

Grilling in a SnowstormIn Minnesota, grilling enthusiasts learn to brave the elements. Otherwise, the grill would only get used for a few months in our all-too-brief summer. Like many activities here, one just learns to be ready for the weather. Weighing a nice steak grilled over charcoal outside vs. in the oven broiler (yuch) was … Continue reading

Sparkle-up Your Comfort Food with Crémant d’Alsace #Winophiles

French Winophiles Explore Crémant All Over FranceJust in time for holiday celebrations, our French Winophiles are exploring Champagne’s more affordable cousin: Crémant! Scroll down further in the post for a list of links to fellow Winophile posts highlighting Crémant from all over our favorite country. You may find a perfect sparkling wine for your holiday … Continue reading

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