Exploring Legendary Winery Marqués de Riscal

Spanish-Wines.org Our new blogging group, #WorldWineTravel is having it's inaugural Saturday twitter chat tomorrow, January 23, 2021. We've decided that we are going to explore Spain throughout the year. I drink Spanish wines generally outside of the home rather than have them at home. In the days pre-Covid and really pre-Niccolo (my son) I used... Continue Reading →

Cab Franc in Friuli Venezia Giulia

Italy Cabernet Franc in the world is the focus of this month's #WinePW blogging group. Our host Wendy Klik decided that in honor of #CabFrancDay which we celebrated on December 4th, we should look at this grape that was used primarily as a blending grape for Bordeaux until being bottled as a lone varietal in Chinon, France.... Continue Reading →

Wine Wednesday: Brazil’s Miolo

Today's post is dedicated to a winery I visited last year in Brazil, Miolo. It was also the first winery I had ever heard about or tried a wine from in Brazil, starting back in 2013.  It always stayed in my mind because of the Italian heritage of the family. The founder Giuseppe Miolo, immigrated... Continue Reading →

Celebrating Brazilian Wines This September

  Monday, September 7th was Labor Day in the United States but it was also Independence Day in Brazil, commonly called Sete de Setembro or the  Dia Da Independência. It celebrates Brazil's Declaration of Independence from the United Kingdom of Portugal which occurred on September 7th, 1822. I worked with Wines of Brazil in 2019... Continue Reading →

Sunday Sips: Paterna Winery-Tuscany

A confluence of events such as National Chianti Day on Friday and an #ItalianFWT group focus on sustainability brought to mind my experiences in Arezzo years ago. Here’s a book  I worked on, called Buon Giorno Arezzo,where I wrote a chapter about wines from Arezzo  Wines from Arezzo are not that well known in the United States nor... Continue Reading →

#DrinkItalianDay On Ferragosto, August 15

Tomorrow is Ferragosto, a massive holiday in Italy. It is a holiday which commemorates the Assumption of the Virgin Mary for those who believe and for others it simply signifies the middle of August, a day when everything is closed and everyone is on vacation. During quarantine in mid-August, I am reminded me of those days... Continue Reading →

Sweet Wines from the Loire Valley

The Loire Valley is such an incredibly beautiful place, rich in history with an amazing array of wines to taste, write about and enjoy. I've spent some time in the Loire but it's never enough. When I lived in Dijon in college I visited some of the famed chateaux and since then, I've visited a... Continue Reading →

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