The “New” Huîtrerie Régis

Paris for a Day On some trips, we end up with a free day in Paris prior to returning to the states, and we never complain! It’s a chance to see what’s new and to visit some favorite spots. (click on any photo for a full size slideshow) Huîtrerie Régis – One of Our Favorites … Continue reading

Could Moldova Be Your Next Wine Destination?

Moldova – Ready for Exploration Are you an adventurous wine traveler, looking to be one of the first visitors into a region? Then you should add Moldova to your list of destinations! Interesting history, culture and of course, wine; much to discover and explore. Disclosure: I participated in a sponsored press trip to Moldova in … Continue reading

Dip Your Biscotti in Montefalco Sagrantino Passito #ItalianFWT

Italian Food, Wine and Travel Group Savors Passito Wines Wondering what a passito wine is? Stick around and find out, with lots of ideas from our Italian Food, Wine and Travel group! This month, we’re diving into sweet wines made from grapes that have been harvested, then laid in the sun or someplace warm to … Continue reading

Basque Chicken and Irouléguy, Perfect Winter Dish on the Hottest Day of the Summer #winophiles

French #Winophiles Search for Irouléguy This month our French Winophiles are out in search of Irouléguy, the noteworthy wine from the French Basque region. Irouléguy = Snipe Hunt for the French #Winophiles If you went to summer camp as a child, you might have participated in a snipe hunt. Snipes are rare creatures, only venturing … Continue reading

French #Winophiles French Basque Region Preview

French #Winophiles Go Far Afield with Pays Basque Our French #Winophiles Group is exploring (virtually of course) one of the off-the-beaten-path areas of France, the French Basque region. Pays Basque Fundamentals The region is tiny, but has many highlights: Many beaches for sunning and surfing on the Atlantic coast along with the beach resort town … Continue reading

Vermilion Valley Vineyards – Is Ohio on Your Wine Radar?

Time to Put Ohio on Your Wine Radar We all know about Napa Valley and California wine. We know about Washington State and Oregon. Some folks know about wine from New York State and Virginia. How about Ohio? Last winter I saw some posts on Facebook by a young winemaker from Ohio, he seemed passionate … Continue reading

Invitation to Join the #Winophiles Virtual French Basque Visit

Come to Basque France without Leaving Your Lounge Chair On August 17th, our French Winophiles blogging group will be sharing our exploration of the lesser known Basque region on the French side. Basque – France and Spain We think of the Basque region as an area of northern Spain, tucked into the Pyrenees mountains. The … Continue reading

Food-Friendly Skin-Fermented Vineti delle Dolomiti #ItalianFWT

Italian Food, Wine & Travel Group Explores Northeast Italy! This month, our #ItalianFWT blogging group is traveling (virtually) around the Dolomites mountains in Northeast Italy. Much less famous than other regions to the south, Northeast Italy has so much to offer. You can link to all the other posts from the group further down in … Continue reading

Pan Fried Walleye: Vibrant with Troon Kubli Bench Blanc

  Troon Vineyard is located in the Applegate Valley in the far southwestern corner of Oregon, a bit off the normal Oregon wine touring path. I made it my first stop in my trip to Oregon and Washington last fall, on my way out to the Wine Media Conference in Walla Walla, and I wrote … Continue reading

NOT the Easter Bunny with Wines from Anjou-Saumur #Winophiles

French Winophiles Return to Anjou-Saumur Back in 2016, the French Winophiles took a multi-month virtual cruise down the Loire river, stopping in each of the major sub-regions. My prior posts are here for Central, Touraine, Anjou-Saumur, and Nantais. This month, we’re revisiting wines of Anjou and Saumur. Take a look further down in this post … Continue reading

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