Old Vines at Nicolini Ranch: The Movie

Jancis Robinson’s Old Vine Wine Writing CompetitionYou may remember my excited post from earlier this summer. My entry to Jancis Robinson’s 2021 wine writing competition was selected for posting on Jancis’ website. While I didn’t make it into the finals, my goal was to be posted so I consider it a huge success! Here’s a … Continue reading

Obsidian Wine Company’s Adventures Redefine the Tasting Room

Press Release Turns into a VisitThis spring, I received a press release detailing a new approach to winery visits and tasting. My interest was piqued as I did a little research on the winery, Obsidian Wine Co. Since I was headed out to Napa in May for a WSET exam, I contacted the PR person … Continue reading

Alto Adige Wines at the Dinner Table

Where’s Alto Adige?The Trentino – Alto Adige region is in the north central region of Italy, with Alto Adige being the northernmost region, immediately south of Austria. In fact, until the first World War, it was part of the Austro-Hungarian empire. Even today, the region is often referred to as Südtirol. Alto Adige Wine 101Alto … Continue reading

Maury Savory and Sweet #Winophiles

Roussillon and MauryThis month, our intrepid French Winophiles are going far under-the-radar to the community of Maury in Roussillon. As if Roussillon isn’t already under-the-radar! Roussillon is located in the far southwest tip of France. It borders on Spain and is surrounded by the Mediterranean and a variety of mountains including the Pyrenées. How’s that … Continue reading

Exploring Aragon via Plate and Glass #WorldWineTravel

World Wine Travel Virtual Visit to AragonThis month, our World Wine Travel bloggers dig into one of the less famous wine regions in Spain – Aragon. My WSET Diploma text for still wines of the world has 600 pages, and a little over 1 page is dedicated to Aragon. Know what? Sometimes lesser known regions … Continue reading

Remembering a Walk in Chablis over Dinner #Winophiles

French Winophiles Love Chablis!This month, our French Winophiles are heading for a virtual visit to Chablis, the northernmost region of Bourgogne (aka Burgundy). Take a look farther down in this post for a list of links to all my fellow Winophiles for lots of great information and ideas for Chablis! Chablis – the Northern Outpost … Continue reading

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

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