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A Fresh, New Approach in Fronsac: Chateau George 7

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Fronsac AOC Bordeaux

Head to Fronsac, one of Bordeaux’s smaller satellite appellations for a fresh and modern take on a traditonal wine region: Chateau George 7.Head to Fronsac for a fresh and modern take on a traditonal Bordeaux wine region: Chateau George 7.

Sustainability, Adaptation and Oenotourism Evolve in Bordeaux #Winophiles

The French #Winophiles group of wine writers and bloggers start 2021 with the theme “What’s new in Bordeaux”. Jeff from the blog Food Wine Click! is our host and spearheads our Twitter chat January 17 at 11am ET, 17:00 CET. I touch upon three areas that continue to evolve here: Sustainability, Adaptation and Oenotourism. Please see below for other group… Read more »

Lagrein Reigns in Alto Adige #ItalianFWT

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Muri-Greis Lagrein Alto Adige Südtirol

A new year, a fresh start, a positive outlook. I welcome 2021 and am kicking things off with one of my favorite Italian red grapes: Lagrein. If you are fond of medium to fuller-bodied wine such as Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon, I bet you’ll enjoy Lagrein. Below I share information about where this grape grows in Italy and a few… Read more »

Oregon Pinot With a Burgundian Heart – Domaine Drouhin Laurène #Winophiles

Domaine Drouhin Oregon Pinot Noir

The Drouhin family brings the heart of their Beaune operation to Dundee Hills with each sip of Laurène Pinot Noir. Balance and elegance in every glass.

Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Take Two: Bortolomiol and La Farra

Prosecco Superiore DOCG

Veneto- home to one of the world’s most loved sparkling wines and Prosecco Superiore, a community of wine people making a sustainable difference. Here are two ‘cru’ level wines to try.

Valdobbiadene DOCG Prosecco to Make Your Holiday Sparkle – La Tordera Rive Di Guia #ItalianFWT

La Tordera conegliano valdobbiadene prosecco DOCG

The sustainable La Tordera producer has an outstanding Zero Dossagio from the Valdobbiadene DOCG in Prosecco. Come see what’s making our holiday sparkle!

Sweet Bordeaux Wines Get Savory Pairings #Winophiles

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golden Bordeaux sweet wines Loupiac Sainte-Croix-du-Mont

Bordeaux wines with sweetness extend beyond the famous Sauternes appellation. There are eight other areas in Bordeaux delivering super wines with varying levels of sweetness. And they pair particularly well with a variety of savory foods!

Pouring Primitivo, Four Wines From Puglia #ItalianFWT

Primitivo’s home turf in Puglia is Gioia del Colli where the wines are generally fresher with more finesse than those from warmer, well known areas further south- they are fuller and richer. Let’s pour four and find out.

Next-Gen Merlot From Where It All Started #MerlotMe

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Charivari Wines L'Aventure Nocturne 2018 organic wine

Merlot is widely planted across the globe holding the number two spot of most planted grapes. The resulting wine spans from juicy, fruity and jammy to deep, nuanced and complex producing some of the world’s most expensive bottles. And did you know it all started here in Bordeaux?!? In fact a document from 1783-4 indicated the name could come from… Read more »

Taste Moldovan Wines – New Grape Discoveries #WorldWineTravel

Moldovan wine

Since the iron curtain fell, Moldovan wineries and vineyards are back to private ownership, viticulture is evolving, and Moldova is welcoming visitors in droves to share and enjoy their wines. In fact, efforts to decrease quantity and increase quality are forefront and center. And Moldova highlights less know grapes native to the country for those seeking the obscure. Ready to come… Read more »