Look the Other Way for Affordable Bourgogne #Winophiles

Affordable BourgogneThis month, our French Winophiles writers are exploring affordable Burgundy (Bourgogne is now the preferred term). Admittedly, Affordable Bourgogne is something of an oxymoron. Most Bourgogne wines start at $30 in the US and rapidly go up from there. Why? Simple supply and demand. Bourgogne wines are based primarily on Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, … Continue reading

Backroads Bourgogne in Autumn: Bistro des Falaises #Winophiles

French Winophiles Explore France in AutumnThis month, our French Winophiles will be exploring backroads, dishes and wines to celebrate fall in France. There’s plenty to choose from: are you looking forward to those hearty fall and winter dishes begging for a rich red wine or do you want to celebrate one last Indian Summer day … Continue reading

Refreshing Variety of Loire Valley White Wines

The Long Journey of the Loire RiverThe Loire river winds all the way from Nevers in North-Central France all the way to Nantes where the river empties into the Atlantic Ocean. The river valley is home to vineyards nearly the entire way. Wines of all sorts are made with an especially wide variety of white … Continue reading

Discover Rutherglen Stickies #WorldWineTravel

World Wine Travel Writers Share Australia Bits and PiecesAs we prepare to jump from Australia over to New Zealand, we wanted to give our World Wine Travel writers a chance to highlight one more wine from Australia, be it a favorite, a wine from Tasmania, a fortified or sparkling wine. You might even see a … Continue reading

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

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