Embrace the Base of the Côtes du Rhône Pyramid #Winophiles

Embracing the Base of the Rhône PyramidThis month, our French Winophiles are back in a favorite region – the Rhône Valley. The Rhone Valley straddles its namesake river and extends 250km from north to south. The northern section of the wine region is much cooler, with a continental climate. The southern section features a warm … Continue reading

Our Südtirol – Alto Adige Gewürztraminer Surprise

Our Gewürztraminer SurpriseThis post started out as a normal “pairing wines with dinner” until it was hijacked by this Gewürztraminer at the firepit on a late summers evening. Intrigued? Read on. I love wines from the Südtirol – Alto Adige region of Italy. Nestled up into the lower slopes of the Dolomite mountains, the wines … Continue reading

The Jura Beyond Vin Jaune #Winophiles

French Winophiles Return to the JuraThis month, our French Wine Fans are circling back to the Jura. It’s been a while, the last time we featured this region was in 2016. This tiny region is located just east of Bourgogne (Burgundy) leading to the foothills of the Alps. Take a look farther down this post … Continue reading

A Clay-Made Dinner: Ceramic Grill and Amphora Wine #WinePW

August Wine Pairing Weekend: Amphora WinesThis month, our Wine Pairing Weekend writers and cooks are exploring foods paired with wines from amphora. Take a look farther down in this post for links to lots of good cooking ideas and wines to match! My post combines an amphora wine with a meal cooked on my ceramic … Continue reading

Alsace Wines Shine with Summer’s Bounty Risotto #Winophiles

French Winophiles Love AlsaceOur French Winophiles writers love Alsace, but it’s been a while since our last official virtual visit. We’re excited to be returning this month with our latest discoveries from the region. Scroll further down in this post for a list of links to all our fellow writers’ posts. Alsace is UniqueTerroir is … Continue reading

Exploring Vitis Vinifera at Vermilion Valley Vineyards #WinePW

Wine Pairing Weekend Writers Highlight the MidwestAmerica’s midwestern states are an unlikely home for Vitis vinifera, the traditional grape for wines we know and love. Bitterly cold winters are sufficient to kill the vines. Humid, rainy summers bring threats of all sorts of fungal disease. Hybrid grapes crossed between Vitis vinifera and native species are … Continue reading

Alto Adige Wines at the Dinner Table

Where’s Alto Adige?The Trentino – Alto Adige region is in the north central region of Italy, with Alto Adige being the northernmost region, immediately south of Austria. In fact, until the first World War, it was part of the Austro-Hungarian empire. Even today, the region is often referred to as Südtirol. Alto Adige Wine 101Alto … Continue reading

Maury Savory and Sweet #Winophiles

Roussillon and MauryThis month, our intrepid French Winophiles are going far under-the-radar to the community of Maury in Roussillon. As if Roussillon isn’t already under-the-radar! Roussillon is located in the far southwest tip of France. It borders on Spain and is surrounded by the Mediterranean and a variety of mountains including the Pyrenées. How’s that … Continue reading

Classic Apertivo from Emilia-Romagna #ItalianFWT

Lambrusco Celebration with Italian Food, Wine and Travel BloggersThis month, our #ItalianFWT blogging group is celebrating Lambrusco, that fun fizzy red wine from Emilia-Romagna. High quality Lambrusco is light years away from Riunite for those of you who remember it, so come along with our group as we explore all things Lambrusco! Scroll down to … Continue reading

Exploring Aragon via Plate and Glass #WorldWineTravel

World Wine Travel Virtual Visit to AragonThis month, our World Wine Travel bloggers dig into one of the less famous wine regions in Spain – Aragon. My WSET Diploma text for still wines of the world has 600 pages, and a little over 1 page is dedicated to Aragon. Know what? Sometimes lesser known regions … Continue reading

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