Basilicata & Molise Webinar Tomorrow On Wine Scholar Guild

I am super excited about giving a webinar tomorrow for the Wine Scholar Guild on Basilicata and Molise, two little discussed regions which should be getting more attention thanks to their great wines and indigenous varieties which are all the rage. I look forward to discussing the history of the area, the geography, climate, soils,... Continue Reading →

Brie and Bacon Quiche With Vin de Savoie wines – WinePW

This month's #WinePW group traveled to an area of France where Vin de Savoie are produced. Our host, Jill Barth wrote this invitation post with some information on the area. Here interview with author Wink Lorch on the region can be found here. The area is in Eastern France and borders Switzerland. I've been to... Continue Reading →

Italian Regions: Piedmont – Indigenous White Varietals

Looking forward to tasting great wines from Piedmont today at the NYC mega tasting. Perfect timing as we just did a Piedmont webinar yesterday with the Wine Scholar Guild. Good things.

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This week’s indigenous variety post is a bit delayed on account of a long birthday weekend, mine. I love my birthday and always have since I was a little girl. As a child, presents used to arrive in an old red wagon. As I grew older the gifts got smaller and more exquisite. As an adult, the most meaningful are no longer gifts but words, actions, shared moments, shared meals and wines.

I like to celebrate all month long in July and tomorrow’s Piedmont tasting feels like a perfect occasion for further celebration. This is a maxi consortium tasting or a group of consortium that have put their full force behind this initiative. I’m not sure exactly which producers will be present but I am sure the lineup is very impressive.

Some producers and consortium I know well wondered why Piedmont would choose mid-July for a big tasting in New…

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Wine Wednesday: The House of Lustau

Today's Wine Wednesday is about the House of Lustau's wines which were part of a certification program which I completed this summer during the Society of Wine Educators annual conference. This historic family's history began in 1896 with the planting of grapes on the family’s state - Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza by Emilio Lustau.... Continue Reading →

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