Low and Slow Grilling with Texas Wines #WinePW

Wine Pairing Weekend Group Discovers Texas! Wait, they make wine in Texas? Yes! Thanks to one of our Wine Pairing Weekend members, our group was provided with samples from a variety of Texas wineries, and this month we’ll be blogging about our experiences with the wines and pairing them with a variety of foods. You’ll … Continue reading

The “New” Huîtrerie Régis

Paris for a Day On some trips, we end up with a free day in Paris prior to returning to the states, and we never complain! It’s a chance to see what’s new and to visit some favorite spots. (click on any photo for a full size slideshow) Huîtrerie Régis – One of Our Favorites … Continue reading

Could Moldova Be Your Next Wine Destination?

Moldova – Ready for Exploration Are you an adventurous wine traveler, looking to be one of the first visitors into a region? Then you should add Moldova to your list of destinations! Interesting history, culture and of course, wine; much to discover and explore. Disclosure: I participated in a sponsored press trip to Moldova in … Continue reading

Wine Touring on a Non-Wine Vacation

Family Vacations and Wine Discovery While I might selfishly wish every vacation could be a wine vacation, that’s not always possible. Can you sneak in a little wine discovery on an otherwise non-wine situation?  Give this a try: Do a little advance research. Find a list of wine bars in the cities you’ll visit. I … 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

Demons, Exorcists and Sagrantino Wine at Cantina Scacciadiavoli

Disclosure: I attended Anteprima Sagrantino in February as a member of the press. All opinions are my own. The Legend of Scacciadiavoli The Scacciadiavoli winery was founded in 1884 by Prince Ugo Boncompagni Ludovisi, one of the earliest wineries in the Montefalco area. The winery was advanced for its’ time, employing such techniques as natural … Continue reading

Explore the Wines of Montefalco

Montefalco in Umbria The Umbria region is inland from the more famous Tuscany. Known as the “Green Heart of Italy”, Umbria is a prolific producer of many food products including grains, olives, porcini mushrooms and black truffles. Montefalco in Umbria is best known for Sagrantino, an intensely tannic red wine. But Montefalco is much more … Continue reading

Douro Wines: More Than Just Port

Portugal Is More Than Just Port The Douro river valley is famous worldwide as being the home of Port wine. With the coastal city of Porto as the epicenter of the Port business, the vineyards of the Douro valley are upriver quite a ways. Did you know that Port houses also make still wines? They … Continue reading

Magnus Nilsson, Fäviken, Flygande Jakob and Swedish Comfort Food

Just For Fun! Ever since Netflix Chef’s Table season 1, we’ve been Magnus Nilsson fans. We decided when we visit Sweden, we’d go to Magnus’ restaurant. This summer, the stars aligned and we scored a reservation at Fäviken., so we worked our Sweden trip around our dinner. We loved rural northern Sweden as it reminded … Continue reading

A Tasting Tour of Paso Robles

Touring Paso Robles Via Wine I recently received a nice set of wines from Paso Robles Wine Country, highlighting the variety of wines being produced in the region. It’s been a few years since I’ve visited, so I was happy to get reacquainted Paso Robles through the wines! Disclosure: I received these wines as samples. … Continue reading

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