Rioja Preview with #WorldWineTravel

World Wine Travel Group Visits Rioja – Virtually 2021 will take our group to Spain. We’ll spend the entire year with a monthly stop in a new region, there is so much wine to explore in this nation! We start with the most well-known region in Spain, Rioja. On Friday and Saturday this week – … Continue reading

What’s New? Natural Bordeaux! #Winophiles

Winophiles Dig for What’s New in Bordeaux January 2021 brings our French Winophiles group back to Bordeaux, looking around for something new from the region. We have lots of great ideas, just look at the list of links farther down in this post! Bordeaux Fame and Tradition The Bordeaux wine region is perhaps the most … Continue reading

Château Pichon Baron

Preview “What’s New in Bordeaux” with the French #Winophiles

Bordeaux – Traditional Heart of French Wine Perhaps the most famous wine region in the world, tradition seems to rule in Bordeaux. Classification of 1855, En Primeur, cellars that could double as art museums. But Bordeaux is a large area with thousands of wineries, surely there is something new in Bordeaux? French Winophiles Uncover What’s … Continue reading

Chablis at the Winter Table

Minnesota Winter is Not All Stews and Braised Meats As the weather turns cold in Minnesota, our plates are filled with meals not seen in the summer: soups, stews, braised meats. Still, we love to have some lighter fare both to take the pressure off our belts and to remind us of those warmer summer … Continue reading

Welcome to #WorldWineTravel – Join Us!

  Kicking Off World Wine Travel Group – Join Us! 2021 serves as the beginning of our new community of wine bloggers eager to explore the entire world of wine, food and wine travel. Our plan is to virtually explore the world of wine, one country or region at a time. If this sounds like … Continue reading

Kicking off 2021 French #Winophiles with What’s New in Bordeaux

French #Winophiles Welcome 2021 With 2020 in the rear-view mirror, our French #Winophiles are eagerly dreaming about France and the possibility to travel again! We know we still need to be patient, but the outlook is better in the days ahead. We’re kicking off the year with a virtual visit to Bordeaux, the most famous … Continue reading

Affordable Sparkling from Scharffenberger to Ring in 2021

Last Minute Sparkling Idea! My apologies for the late post, if you’re on your way to pick up some sparkling wine for New Years Eve, here’s one to consider: Scharffenberger Cellars. Early April through the end of October, I tasted a LOT of sparkling wines in preparation for a WSET exam. You name it, Prosecco, … Continue reading

Louis Jadot on Both Sides of the Pond #Winophiles

French Winophiles Explore Oregon to Bourgogne (Burgundy) Connection This month, our French Winophiles are taking a virtual trip from Bourgogne to the Willamette Valley in Oregon, shadowing the trips made by some well known Bourgogne wineries, Domaine Joseph Drouhin and Domaine Louis Jadot. Join our group as we search for French influence in the Willamette … Continue reading

Savino Wine Carafe Review

Wine Preservation The joke among wine enthusiasts involves “Leftover wine, what’s that???” Truth be told, we often don’t finish a bottle. If we’re going to be finishing the wine in a day or two, I’ll usually just put a stopper in the bottle and put it in the fridge.  I also use a Coravin if … Continue reading

Sweet Bordeaux Meets the Smoke #Winophiles

French #Winophiles Celebrate Sweet Bordeaux at the Table This month our French #Winophiles are collaborating with Sweet Bordeaux US, a group of wineries from a sub-region of Bordeaux who produce a variety of sweet wines. Our Winophiles will be exploring food pairings with these delicious wines – not just dessert! Scroll down to the bottom … Continue reading

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