Author Archives: Lynn

Appreciating An Ancient Italian Wine Made For Today’s Palate (#ItalianFWT)

Orvieto Classico about

“But why Orvieto?” a wine friend asked when I shared I was heading to taste Orvieto wines. Partly because our Italian Food, Wine, Travel group visits Orvieto this month and also because wineries in Orvieto make much more than the easy quaffing style of the past. I wanted to taste these wines of greater character! Anyone who likes exploring less… Read more »

Going Woodfired with De Bortoli Australian Shiraz #WorldWineTravel

De Bortoli Woodfired Heathcote Shiraz

How about tasting a bottle of De Bortoli Woodfired Shiraz from Healthcote, located in the Australian state of Victoria with us! This area is known for big reds, yet this bottle is smooth and inviting.

Paxton Wines – Biodynamic Pioneer in South Australia (#WorldWineTravel)

Paxton Wines Thomas EJ Block

Climate change touches the forefront of many areas including viticulture. There are thousands of wine grape varieties around the world yet just eleven (Cabernet-Sauvignon, Chasselas, Chardonnay, Grenache, Merlot, Monastrell or Mourvèdre, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, and Ugni Blanc) are responsible for more than a third of global production. These varieties make up 64 to 87% of production in… Read more »

South Australian White Wine Preview with #WorldWineTravel

World Wine Travel Group Spends March in South Australia This week, our group of wine writers and bloggers talk about the white wines from this Australian state. On Friday and Saturday (March 25th and 26th) we all post articles about some aspect of the topic. You can chat with us on Twitter Saturday morning at 11am EDT and 16:00 CET… Read more »

Welcome Spring with South Australian White Wine #WorldWineTravel

South Australia grapevines

When was the last time you had a white wine from South Australia? March 2022 takes our #WorldWineTravel group to South Australia where we focus solely on white wine. Yes, you read correctly. We are exploring white wines in an Australian state where reds rule! Hosting the group this month, below I provide a high-level overview of the region, which… Read more »

Cellar Barbara Forés Abrisa’t, A Mother – Daughter Wine Goes Brisado

Cellar Barbara Forés Abrisa't

Today we share a holiday week wine from Granache Blanc pioneer Cellar Barbara Forés. Called ‘brisado’ in Spanish (orange wine), here Granacha Blanca (white Grenache) is skin-macerated and aged in clay amphorae 6-months. This method was a traditional and locally called ‘brisados’ then somewhere as time passed was forgotten. Mother daughter team Carmen Ferrer and Pili Sanmartín Ferrer decided to… Read more »

Ending the Year with Wine Family Suertes del Marqués in Tenerife #WorldWineTravel

Medianías 2018 Listan Negro

Tenerif winery Suertes del Marqués works with native Spanish grapes including Listan Negro in this fresh, funky and savory, jingle bell rocker.

Cabernet Franc Day – B1ock One From Paradise Rescued

Paradise Rescued B1ock One Cabernet Franc Bordeaux

Today is December fourth, the day everyone world-wide celebrates the red wine grape Cabernet Franc! I keep it local and sustainable, sharing one of my favorites from Bordeaux producer Paradise Rescued. One Hundred Percent Varietal Cabernet Franc in Entres-Deux-Mers In Bordeaux, France’s largest wine region and also the world’s biggest single and most concentrated vineyard area, you find several of… Read more »