Off The Beaten Wine Path in Argentina (#WorldWineTravel)

Salta Province Argentina

If you’re a food, wine, and travel lover and want to get off the beaten path, head to Argentina’s Salta Province! Before Mark and I moved to France, we spent five weeks in this South American country with a goal to propel ourselves into their world: culture, food, wine, and the landscape. Because the country is long, 2,360 miles (3,800… Read more »

Upper Five Vineyard – Science in the Rogue Valley

Upper Five Vineyard Syrah

In 1999, oceanographer Terry Sullivan and botanist Molly Morison purchased land from the historic Bagley pear orchard in southern Oregon’s Rogue Valley AVA. Always called the Upper Five by the previous owners, they kept the name, pulled out the orchard, prepared the land and planted vines. They have farmed their just under four acres of vineyards organically from the beginning… Read more »

Tasting Blandy’s, the Essence of Madeira

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Whether you think I am talking about cooking wine, or are an actual lover of these fortified wines, this post has something for everyone, thanks to our recent time at Blandy’s on Madeira Island. The trip was spontaneous, thus not much prior research except for reading Tom Mullen’s Forbes article and booking a tour at the only organic winery on the… Read more »