A Virtual Visit to Catena Zapata’s Adrianna Vineyard

Bodega Catena Zapata Adrianna VineyardThe Adrianna Vineyard is the crown jewel in the Bodega Catena Zapata portfolio. The Adrianna vineyard is located in the Gualtallary geographic indication, one of the highest altitude vineyard areas in Argentina. Gualtallary sits at nearly 5000 ft. altitude and a latitude of 33° S resulting in more intense sunlight and … Continue reading

Why Does WSET Love Hunter Valley Semillon? #WorldWineTravel

World Wine Travel Writers Seek White Wines from New South WalesOur World Wine Travel group made an unexpected discovery: outside a few well known regions, Australian wines are very poorly distributed in the US. Bummer! This month we’ll focus on white wines from New South Wales if we can find one. If not, we’ll interpret … Continue reading

Surprise! Sauvignon Blanc from Bourgogne #Winophiles

French Winophiles Highlight Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire Valley and BeyondThe most up-to-date research indicates the Loire Valley as the ancestral home of Sauvignon Blanc. Our French Winophiles are well acquainted with the towns of Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé as excellent sources for wines made from the grape. Of course, Sauvignon Blanc has found it’s way … Continue reading

Analemma Wines in the Columbia River Gorge

Analemma WinesWe have been fans of Analemma wines since we visited back in 2014. Back in Oregon last August, we happily took the opportunity to visit them again. Analemma is located in the Columbia Gorge AVA, which spans the Columbia River at the spine of the Cascade mountain range. Winemakers in the AVA have taken … Continue reading

A Scruffy Shiraz with Urban Smoked Short Ribs

World Wine Travel Group Learns the Hard Lesson of Australian WineThis month, our World Wine Travel writers are scheduled to write about the glories of New South Wales Red wines. No doubt there are lots to choose from somewhere in the world, but we are finding New South Wales wines to be particularly poorly distributed … Continue reading

Frisk Prickly Riesling with Hoisin Pork #WorldWineTravel

World Wine Travel Writers in Search of Victoria WhitesThis month our World Wine Travel writers are in search of white wines from Victoria. Our smaller numbers this month may be due to the fact that they seem to be hard to find here in the US. Most wine shops stock well known Australian brands from … Continue reading

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

Explore Rogue Valley Oregon: Weisinger Family Winery

Touring Oregon’s Rogue ValleyWe continue our tour of the Rogue Valley in Southwestern Oregon with a stop at Weisinger Family Winery. Disclosure: I visited Weisinger Family Winery as part of a pre-conference tour of the 2021 Wine Media Conference. I paid for transportation to and from the conference and there was a fee for the … 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

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