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

Wine Travel Awards – May I Have Your Vote?

There’s a new wine award this year, The Wine Travel Awards. I must confess, it’s not entirely clear what will result for the winner, but I never hesitate to throw my name in the hat! The awards are organized by the Drinks+ Communication Media Group, surprisingly, headquartered in Kyiv, Ukraine. Who knows what will happen … Continue reading

The Stunning, Rugged Landscape of Priorat and its Wines

Guest Post from MillesimaThis is a guest post from my friends at Millesima. Back in 2017, I won one of the spots in Millesima’s wine blog contest which led to a sponsored trip to En Primeur in Bordeaux. I was so impressed with the people involved, I’m happy to host this guest post on Food … Continue reading

Organic and Carbon Neutral at Champagne Drappier

Champagne Drappier with Ties to Cistercian MonksChampagne Drappier is a moderate size Champagne House located in the Côte des Bar in the village of Urville. The winery is located on the site of a winery and cellar dating back to the 12th century. Early in the 12th century, Saint Bernard of the Abbey at Citeaux … Continue reading

Getting to Know Margaret River through Vasse Felix #WorldWineTravel

World Wine Travel Writers Dream of Australia and New Zealand for 2022It’s 2022, and our World Wine Travel group is off to a new geography for the year: Australia and New Zealand. We’ll be spending the next 12 months studying the wines of these two countries from afar. Along the way, we hope to learn … Continue reading

Bandol – A Provençal Red for the Winter Table #Winophiles

French Winophiles Return to ProvenceOur French Winophiles group has virtually visited Provence on a couple of prior occasions (here and here), but we’re always happy to return. What’s not to love about the beautiful countryside, stellar weather, classic culture and delicious food? This month we’re back with an open invitation to explore any aspect of … Continue reading

Champagne Fleury – Biodynamic in Champagne Since 1989

Champagne’s Southern Section – the Côte des BarOur Champagne tour took us next to the southern reaches of the region, the Côte des Bar. The Côte des Bar is a 90 minute drive south from Reims and Epernay, it’s physically closer to the Chablis region than it is to the northern section of Champagne. While … Continue reading

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