I have been fortunate enough to celebrate La Fête Nationale Francaise – Le Quatorze Juillet, a holiday marking the anniversary of the fall on July 14, 1789 of the Bastille, in Paris on a number of occasions. As readers of this blog know, I was a Francophile in my early life and majored in French... Continue Reading →
Today, July 7th, was the birthday of someone I was close to. He passed away 10 years ago and would have been 91 today. His name was Sergio and he really started me out on my Italian wine journey. When he died he was 80 and ill but nonetheless, you always want the people you... Continue Reading →
Today's post is part of this month's #ItalianFWT event. We are delving into the Prosecco Superiore DOCG denomination which is celebrating it's 10th anniversary. Camilla Mann is hosting and shared an invitation post here: -You're Invited: Tanti Auguri (Many Wishes), Prosecco DOCG!! A number of us received samples from the Consorzio of Prosecco Superiore DOCG,... Continue Reading →
Happy Father's day. My dad is so many things and has taught me so much about everything but this is a wine blog so this is the story of how my dad introduced me to the world of wine. It started when I was young and he made wine in the basement with our neighbor... Continue Reading →
Today's monthly #ItalianFWT blogger group is concentrating on Lambrusco, in anticipation of Lambrusco Day which is June 21st. Jennifer from Vino Travels, our host, posted this primer here. I have been drinking Lambrusco for a long time. I've always appreciated it both as a stand alone wine and for pairing with certain foods such as... Continue Reading →
Today's wine of the week hails from Slovenia. I was gifted this red sparkling wine made from what they call Teran, a local variety, last year at the American Wine Society conference by Martina Rebula. The family farm is called Rebula. The farm Rebula dates back to 1900. This family run farm is managed by ... Continue Reading →
Today's post is about tasting events. Everyday of the week in New York City, you can go to an amazing event. The problem however is when do you get your other work done if you are out at an event. My new strategy is to choose wisely and well and try to attend a few... Continue Reading →
Here’s another re-posting ahead of upcoming Oregon Wine Month. In addition to our Oregon Wine Trail event in New York at the Altman Building on May 6th, here are some other great events that are happening in the coming week or two.
Boston / May 2: 60 Oregon wineries are coming to you for Willamette Valley Wine’s Pinot in the City.
Boston / May 3: Willamette Valley wineries join together for a pairing dinner at City Winery.
Washington, D.C. / May 7: Eight stellar producers are bringing 40 wines to ZachysDC.
And so much more because of course, May is Oregon Wine Month everywhere.
Last fall with members of the Society of Wine Educators conference, I was able to visit Adelsheim in Oregon. I confess I had no idea about the importance of this winery to the founding of the Oregon wine industry. I had heard of David Lett, whose winery I wrote about last week, but I didn’t know much about the other founding members of the Oregon winery industry. Adelsheim bought their property in 1971 in the Chehalem Mountains. They were the first winery in the area. David Adelsheim planted Pinot Noir and Chardonnay thinking it was the perfect terroir for these grapes. Time has proved him correct.
They own more than 200 acres of land in the Willamette Valley, with 180 acres planted to vines. The soils in the area are a mix of volcanic and sedimentary soils. Their winemaker is Gina Hennen.
Adelsheim is also a member of “LIVE”, …
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Thanks to Snooth , many years ago, I was able to try a host of wines from Oregon and Peking Duck, neither of which were common occurrences in my world. I found the wines to be diverse, interesting, appealing to my palate and easy to pair with a variety of dishes. I also found the... Continue Reading →