A Tale of Two Rias Baixas Albarinos #WorldWineTravel

World Wine Travel Group Virtually Visits GaliciaThis month, our group is exploring the Galicia region in the northwest corner of Spain. It’s different from most of the rest of Spain, as it sits right on the Atlantic coast, so the climate is heavily influenced by the ocean. In fact, with all that moderate air and … Continue reading

The Natural Side of Galicia #WorldWineTravel

A Natural Addition to World Wine Travel’s Visit to GaliciaOur World Wine Travel group is virtually visiting the Galicia region in Spain this month, my post (with links to all the other posts) can be seen here. As we virtually travel around Spain, I’ve been searching out low intervention, organic, biodynamic and natural wines from … Continue reading

Tannat Day with Uruguay Wine

Celebrate #TannatDay with Uruguay WinesIn the US, we’re well acquainted with wines from Chile and Argentina, but Uruguay is probably less familiar. Let’s change that! Next time you’re visiting a wine shop, ask if they have any wines from Uruguay and if they do give them a try. Uruguay and WineLocated in South America south … Continue reading

Provençal Memories and Mas de Gourgonnier Rouge #Winophiles

Winophiles Dream of Red Wines from ProvenceOur French Winophiles are spending February imagining our selves enjoying a glass of red wine in Provence, sigh…  Come along with our group and look back and ahead to trips to Provence and a wonderful glass of wine.  Skip down to the bottom of this post for links to … Continue reading

Idiot’s Grace: Explorers in the Columbia Gorge AVA #WinePW

Wine Pairing Weekend Group Goes Under the Radar This month, our Wine Pairing Weekend blogging group members are highlighting wine regions which are overlooked, the Cinderellas of the wine world. Come along and look under the radar with us, you might find something new! Scroll to the bottom of this post to find links to … Continue reading

VinGardeValise Piccolo Review

VinGardeValise Piccolo VinGardeValise makes a line of wine suitcases designed to safely carry between 5 and 12 bottles of wine in checked luggage. As a traveling wine enthusiast, I’m always looking for a way to bring wine back with me from wine country visits. Today I’m reviewing the smallest member of the VinGardeValise family, the … Continue reading

Red Wine with Fish? Yes! Duckhorn Merlot and Swordfish #MerlotMe

Red Wine with Fish? Believe It! Not every red wine and not every fish.  I would avoid a tannic Cabernet with a delicate poached white fish recipe, but big oceangoing fish are delicious with many red wines. Swordfish is almost always sold as steaks, and it is delicious cooked on the grill.  Add a little … Continue reading

Willamette Valley – iOTA Cellars

Willamette Valley Sub-AVA Tour Continues We’re nearly done with our tour of the sub-AVA’s of the Willamette Valley AVA. Today we visit the Eola – Amity Hills AVA through our friends at iOTA Cellars. (click on any of the maps to see full size in a slide show) Eola-Amity Hills AVA Traveling due south from … Continue reading

Willamette Valley – Maysara with a Brick House Guest Appearance

Willamette Valley Wines Sub-AVA Tour McMinnville is our next sub-AVA on our virtual tour through Willamette Valley. Today we’re exploring McMinnville through biodynamic grower, Maysara. We’ll also touch on biodynamics at both Maysara and Brick House Vineyard. (click on any of the maps to see full size in a slide show) McMinnville AVA From Willamette … Continue reading

Willamette Valley – Beacon Hill Winery & Vineyard

Willamette Valley Wines – Sub AVA Tour – Soil As we virtually tour the sub AVA’s of Willamette Valley, we’re finding that each of the AVAs shows a unique character. One of the variables is the soil common in that AVA, there being 3 main types in the Willamette Valley: volcanic, marine sedimentary, and windblown. … Continue reading

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