Slovenian Sparkling Wine – Meet François Botton and Domaine Slapšak

Domaine Slapsak Slovenia Sparkling Wine

The sparkling wine enjoyed was fresh with a delicate creamy mousse and just enough brightness balanced with light toast and length. My curiosity was piqued, questions were asked. This is how I met Domaine Slapšak.

Introducing the Diversity of Italian Wine #ItalianFWT

Italia diversity vino wine

Italian wine is diverse. Its cultures, food, landscapes and weather are too. You can observe this diversity in the twenty unique wine regions of Italy. Big and complicated, yes, but here is your intro to Italian wine made simple.

Why I Chose This Vouvray As A Holiday Favorite #Winophiles

chenin blanc Loire

One of the most enthralling forms of Chenin Blanc comes from the Loire Valley. The castles are enthralling too. Pair them together and you won’t want to leave. Grown from the Pays Nantais on the western most side of the valley (known as the Lower Loire) to the Touraine district (known as Middle Loire), the Chenin Blanc grape thrives in… Read more »

Head to Italy’s Lazio Wine Region for Cesanese

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Cesanese del Piglio DOCG

Lazio might fly under the Tuscany radar now but the area rich with history, lush with hillsides, and satisfying palates with its wines is making a statement with Cesanese.

Rhone Valley Rasteau Cru – A New Generation Wine With Duck Confit #winophiles

Rasteau AOC cru confit de canard food wine pairing

This is not any wine. Nope… nor a regular duck confit dish. Prepared with potimarron and duck from a local producer, the dish and Rasteau AOC wine combo could be one of our favorites.

This Northern Italian Winemaker Is Crushing It!

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Alto Adige, Sudtirol, South Tyrol

Klaus Lentsch makes the most amazing Lagrein. For those who don’t know him, he’s an Italian winemaker and businessman in the Alto Adige region of northern Italy. And if you’ve never heard of Lagrein, it’s a grape native to this area, where 97% of it grows. Where is Alto Adige? It’s where the Southern Alps descend becoming the Dolomites, and… Read more »

Clos Centeilles Mother-Daughter Team are Rocking Minervois

Minervois La Livinière is where you find the small producer Clos Centeilles specializing in almost lost grape varieties. Cécile Domergue has a huge heart and passion for the land her mom Patricia and her farm.

Cheese and Loire Wine Pairing with Les Vignerons du Vendômois #winophiles

For me, cheese is like caviar or a Michelin starred restaurant- I partake on special occasions only. It’s not that I don’t like it, quite the contrary. There’s nothing like slathering young and creamy Gorgonzola on a cracker. Or a crostini topped with aged Mimolette or Manchego, a walnut then drizzled with honey. But sadly, cheese doesn’t like me. I… Read more »