How the Ricci Curbastro Estate In Franciacorta Tackles the Sustainability Question

Ricci Curbastro in the Italian Franciacorta wine region focuses on preserving land for the next generation. The work with Equalitas on sustainability certification that touches the environmental, economical and social areas on winery engagement.

Blueberry Galette, Savory Style with Loire Valley Rosé

blueberry goat cheese galette

Simple, tasty and easy, this savory style blueberry galette and a glass of Loire Valley dry rosé might just be the best combo yet.

Thierry Michon and Domaine Saint Nicolas – Biodynamic Loire Wines

An advocate of biodynamic agriculture you want to meet in Loire Valley’s Fiefs Vendéens AOC is Thierry Michon at Domaine Saint Nicolas. It’s a way of life for him!

Rosato, Drinking Pink Italian Style from the Mountains to the Sea

rosé rosato rosado

Mark and I drink plenty of pink wine whether Italian rosato, rosado or rosé. Here I share two very different styles from the foothills of the Italian Apennines to rolling hills closer to the sea.

Distinctive Roussillon White Wines for your Buy List #Winophiles

AOC Roussillon white wines

A trip to Roussillon left me with a parting thought- Roussillon white wines are magically bright and refreshing, thought provoking and complex, and just enjoyable to drink! Here are some for your buy-list.

Le Clot de l’Origine, A Roussillon Wine Rebel

macabeu vin de france Roussillon

The Clot de l’Origine winery is as incognito as proprietor Marc Barriot himself, often called the icon of natural winemaking in Roussillon. When the door opens, you enter controlled chaos- bubbling ferments, oxidative smells and bottles of super distinctive wines that may just blow your mind.

You’re Invited to Discover the White Wines of Roussillon #Winophiles

The Roussillon region has something for everyone. Area diversity is vast- the Mediterranean Sea, charming countryside towns, mountains, and certainly, great food and wine. It’s a mecca for outdoor lovers with places to cycle, stroll or just relax. But today what most excites me are the white wines of Roussillon. On July 18 at 11am ET and 17:00 in France,… Read more »

Arancini Calls for Sicilian Wine – Porta del Vento

Porta del Venta perricone Sicilian wine

Arancini are deep-fried or baked rice balls stuffed with yum. You make them with leftover risotto, which has to be one of the most popular, signature Italian dishes after pizza. And the best way to enjoy arancini is with a glass of Sicilian wine! Reputedly a great Sicilian street food, the Arabs occupying Sicily served bowls of rice and saffron,… Read more »