This Biodynamic Wine is a Summer Pleaser + Saturday Culinary Concoction #Winophiles

I recently acquainted myself with Domaine de Cigalus located within the Languedoc Corbières area in southern France. This is where Gérard Bertrand built a biodynamic wine empire and owns several wineries. He is a proponent of the Languedoc region and lives there at the Domaine where biodynamic agriculture started for him in 2002. Although this 6’5” man makes both red… Read more »

Discovering Pecorino Wine #ItalianFWT

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From the Abruzzo and Le Marche Italian regions, the Pecorino grape is one to know about if you’re looking for something to shake up your white wine glass. Join #ItalianFWT writers to learn more.

Searching Le Marche, Abruzzo and the World for Pecorino #ItalianFWT

Le Marche Abruzzo wine regions Fernando Beteta map

It’s easy to think bold, salty cheese when one hears the word Pecorino but we are talking about the wine grape that makes higher acid, sometimes delicate, sometimes bold white wine!

Fresh and Clean Wines in Southern France: Corbières

The northern part of the Languedoc-Roussillon in Corbiéres is where you will find wine producer Château La Baronne respecting the eb and flow of…

An Invitation to Explore the Pecorino Grape #ItalianFWT

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The Italian Food, Wine, Travel Group Uncovers the Pecorino Grape This month our #ItalianFWT group of writers highlight the white wine grape Pecorino, looking to find examples in the Italian regions where it grows most: Le Marche (it’s native home) and Abruzzo. Pecorino vines exist in Liguria, Lazio, Tuscany and Umbria too. This group virtually visited Le Marche last spring… Read more »

Italian Island Wine Speak with Vinisola #ItalianFWT

Moscato di Alexandria Muscat grape bunch

Pantelleria floats off the southwest corner of Sicily. With nowhere near the number of visitors anyone wanting a quieter wine trip is in luck. Zibibbo is the wine temptress.

Grenache and the Warming Climate- Vidal-Fleury Discussions

Vidal-Fleury Côte-Rôtie La Chatillonne blonde rhone red wine

Mark and I dined with Guy Sarton du Jonchay (Guy) and his wife Monika of Maison Vidal-Fleury at a recent event in Paris. After talk, tasting and red wines poured, our discussion got even more interesting. This article discusses the second part of that night when we discussed climate change as it relates to signature wines of a region. To… Read more »

The Important Thing You Don’t Know About Italian Wine Labels

The last time you enjoyed a bottle of Italian wine was it organic, or produced by natural methods? Biodynamic? Perhaps you don’t know or don’t care. Does making wine without chemicals really make a difference? Organic agriculture is a hot topic these days owing to growing consumer concern about where their food comes from, how it’s processed, and what’s in… Read more »

The Man Behind Maison Vidal-Fleury

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A February evening overlooking the River Seine was the perfect backdrop to discover the Rhone Valley wines of Maison Vidal-Fleury and get to know Guy Sarton du Jonchay.

Italy’s Finest Wine At A Great Price! #ItalianFWT

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Umbrian wine and Sagrantino di Montefalco

Sagrantino, a thick-skinned grape with off-the-scale color and body is where you find the red prize of Umbria. Montefalco is perched high up in Umbria, in the foothills of the Central Italian Apennines. These lush, green hills are the historic home of Sagrantino yet it’s not well known outside of Umbria. Say Italy and wine in a sentence and many… Read more »