This month's #ItalianFWT topic is about one of my absolute favorite topics - Italian Women in Wine - which I have been writing about for 12 years and thinking about for 15 years since I first met some of the women in Le Donne del Vino, the preeminent association for Italian Women in Wine.... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
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.
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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This month, Kevin Gagnon of Snarky Wine prompted the Italian Food Wine Travel group of writers to learn more about coops in Italy. He wrote this preview post on cooperatives which you can read here. Cooperative cellars, those that group together a number of growers who give their wines to one entity where they are... Continue Reading →
This month's #Winophiles is staring the year with great ideas for newcomers to French wines. There are so many great posts that will be part of this series with lots of educational information for all. Jeff, from FoodWineClick.Com has already written some extensive ones which you can find here and here. My approach to this... Continue Reading →
While some in the media portray the wine industry as overwrought with much ado about nothing as it contemplates 100% Tariffs on European wines, others take a more nuanced approach such as Jon Bonné in this recent piece on CNN.com. Where he talks about the economic harm that the tariffs will create in terms of... Continue Reading →
With so much going on in the wine world in the US with impending tariffs, politically with impeachment and possible war with Iran, I haven't been keeping as up to date as I should have about Australia's fires. Today I read many articles about what is happening and it is heartbreaking on so many levels... Continue Reading →
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 →