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

Add Some Pop! to Your Summer of Rosé #WinePW

Wine Pairing Weekend Writers Go for Finger Food and Summer DrinksThis month, our host Linda has asked us to share our summer sippers and finger foods to pair. At our house, rosé is the drink of summer. In winter, we enjoy long braised stews and roasts and the bigger, bolder wines to match. In summer, … 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

Crémant d’Alsace: A Candidate for Your House Bubbly #Winophiles

French Winophiles Are Crazy for Crémant d’AlsaceThis month our French Winophiles are collaborating with @DrinkAlsace as we celebrate Crémant d’Alsace, a delicious sparkling wine from the Alsace region in France. Scroll down further in this post for links to all our Winophiles posts! Fast Facts about Crémant d’AlsaceCrémant refers to traditional method sparkling wines from … 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

Deconstructed Tartine & Domaine de L’Astré Pèlroge #Winophiles

French Winophiles Explore Southwest FranceOur French Winophiles love every corner of France from the famous to the under-the-radar regions. This month we are exploring the Southwest of France, known in-country as Sud-Ouest. This region is less well-known in part because it lives in the shadow of Bordeaux. Historically, the city of Bordeaux was an important … 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

Judging at the International Cold Climate Wine Competition

International Cold Climate Wine Competition (ICCWC)The ICCWC is an annual wine competition for wineries working in climates too cold for traditional vitis vinifera, “normal” wine grapes. Cold winters in the northern states often produce temperatures below -25 F for extended periods. These temperatures reliably kill grapevines like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and all the other familiar … Continue reading

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