Keftedes with Cilantro Avocado Sauce Play With Tradition

Who doesn’t love meatballs, right?!? I remember the ones my mom made when I was a kid. She used recipes from both our Greek and Italian American neighbors. The Greek version still excite me, full of flavors from spices, herbs and feta cheese. To celebrate spring I recently made a rendition of Greek meatballs, also known as Keftedes and paired… Read more »

Beyond Cava: Loxarel and Gramona Organic Sparkling Wines #WorldWineTravel

The sparkling wine of Catalonia is varied and includes the Classic Penedès and Corpinatt off-shoots of Cava. Come with me to learn about two.

Winning Red Wines from Provence with Lamb Meatballs: Domaine Hauvette and Clos Cibonne #Winophiles

Provence red wines food pairing

Domaine Hauvette and Clos Cibonne- two red wine producers in Provence to remember, especially paired with a Mediterranean plate of lamb meatballs

Zoom Tasting with Two Bordeaux Chateaux

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Dawn Jones-Cooper Bordeaux

Will George be number 7? Heck, Nobody’s Perfect! (See below for links to what these mean.) Mark and I recently participated in a Zoom session with two small Bordeaux wineries, Chateau de Monfaucon and Chateau George 7. They are unique in that the prolific women behind them made their ‘what’s next?’ happen- each built their operations from the ground up,… Read more »

Revisiting Rioja: Viñedos Singulares with Bodegas Ontañón #WorldWineTravel

Bodegas Ontañon Antología Edicion Limitada

Bodegas Ontañon has made wine in Rioja for five generations. Today they focus on Viñedos Singulares (single vineyards) and their new Queiron winery in eastern Rioja.

A Fresh, New Approach in Fronsac: Chateau George 7

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Fronsac AOC Bordeaux

Head to Fronsac, one of Bordeaux’s smaller satellite appellations for a fresh and modern take on a traditonal wine region: Chateau George 7.Head to Fronsac for a fresh and modern take on a traditonal Bordeaux wine region: Chateau George 7.

Sustainability, Adaptation and Oenotourism Evolve in Bordeaux #Winophiles

The French #Winophiles group of wine writers and bloggers start 2021 with the theme “What’s new in Bordeaux”. Jeff from the blog Food Wine Click! is our host and spearheads our Twitter chat January 17 at 11am ET, 17:00 CET. I touch upon three areas that continue to evolve here: Sustainability, Adaptation and Oenotourism. Please see below for other group… Read more »

Lagrein Reigns in Alto Adige #ItalianFWT

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Muri-Greis Lagrein Alto Adige Südtirol

A new year, a fresh start, a positive outlook. I welcome 2021 and am kicking things off with one of my favorite Italian red grapes: Lagrein. If you are fond of medium to fuller-bodied wine such as Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon, I bet you’ll enjoy Lagrein. Below I share information about where this grape grows in Italy and a few… Read more »

Oregon Pinot With a Burgundian Heart – Domaine Drouhin Laurène #Winophiles

Domaine Drouhin Oregon Pinot Noir

The Drouhin family brings the heart of their Beaune operation to Dundee Hills with each sip of Laurène Pinot Noir. Balance and elegance in every glass.

Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Take Two: Bortolomiol and La Farra

Prosecco Superiore DOCG

Veneto- home to one of the world’s most loved sparkling wines and Prosecco Superiore, a community of wine people making a sustainable difference. Here are two ‘cru’ level wines to try.