Category Archives: Adventures

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.

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.

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.

The Man Behind Maison Vidal-Fleury

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Vidal Fleury Côtes du Rhone Rouge french wine

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.

Biodynamic Bordeaux – Nobody’s Perfect But The Wine Is Fabulous

chateau de monfaucon petillant bordeaux sparkling wine

Dawn Jones-Cooper bought a 3.5 hectare vineyard in 2005. It’s in Entre-Deux-Mers, about 40 minutes east of Bordeaux. Right away she learned the extent of neglect and disease in the vineyard. She tore it out, planted barley and applied comfrey. She is one of dozens in Bordeaux practicing Biodynamic agriculture. In fact, producers in wine regions around the world are… Read more »

Synergy in the Salento

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Puglia has an amazing food culture going back centuries. This, three UNESCO sites, 500 miles of coastline, and upwards of 45,000 olive trees mean it has a lot to capture hearts. And the wine- a slew of wine grapes, many indigenous to Puglia are thriving. It also has wine philosopher Francesco Dibenedetto at his l’archetipo winery in the Taranto province…. Read more »

Terroir Puglia: De Carlo Organic Olive Oil

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Olio De Carlo Tenuta Torre di Mossa Organic extra virgin olive oil

I recently visited the southern Italian region Puglia with a handful of others to discover its wine, food, and cultural offerings. Based in the port town Bari, we set off each of five mornings with a packed agenda. This article focuses on Olio De Carlo, an organic Olive Oil producer just outside Bari. Wondering where Puglia is? This narrow and… Read more »