Shedding Light on Old World Malbec from Cahors – #Winophiles

This month's #Winophiles is about wines from Cahors. When I saw that Nicole from Somm's Table  was hosting this month about this topic, I was very excited. I attended a seminar some years ago on Cahors at the Society of Wine Educators conference and found it fascinating. Nicole has written some incredible posts about the... Continue Reading →


Brazilian Merlot with Mushroom Risotto – #MerlotMe Month #WinePW

I never gave up on Merlot despite all of the hype in the Sideways era. Not a Paul Giamatti fan on any topic, I certainly wasn't swayed by his insistence that Merlot should have been replaced by Pinot Noir. However, I do recognize that for a long time, Merlot suffered because of that silly movie. Well... Continue Reading →

Women In Wine Fridays: A Chat With Winemaker Linda King

I’m reblogging this Women in Wine post from last November because I just spoke with Linda this week for an article I am writing. I love how big and small the wine world can be and it’s great to have a resource who lives in another part of the country to give me a sensation about what is going on in their neck of the woods.


Today’s Women in Wine chat is with Linda King, a winemaker I met earlier this month at the American Wine Society conference in Buffalo. Linda generously agreed to respond to my emailed questions about her experiences in the United States.

How did you get into the wine business?

I had been a very serious amateur winemaker with numerous awards under my belt, so to speak. A winemaker that I knew well at a winery in Pennsylvania was leaving to take a position elsewhere and they offered me the job. I had a little experience with them beforehand because I was making some experimental sparkling wine for them.

What has been the hardest part of the wine business for you in terms of gender issues, if any?

In truth, I have never experienced any issue with gender as far as interacting with the male winemaking population. I have always felt completely…

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Corsica – Beautiful Isle

The great blogging group #winophiles which focuses on France is doing wines from Corsica this week. I'm impressed they were able to get samples, I've had a hard time finding wines of Corsica. They will be having a chat on Twitter using the hashtag #winophiles at 1100am today. I'm going to join in to see... Continue Reading →

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