Category Archives: Wine

Fred Loimer Grüner Veltliner Freshens the Day

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Weingut Fred Loimer Sekt

Spring is transition time, a deliberate shift from the heaviness of winter to outward energy and light. Loimer’s Grüners are a shift from light to great pleasure. Austria put itself on the wine map via one grape, Grüner Veltliner. It’s the leader among grape varieties in the country and thriving in 41% of the total vine area. To learn more… Read more »

Unconventional in Castilla y Leon – Ismael Gozalo and MicroBio Wines #WorldWineTravel

Segovia Nieve

Ismael Gozalo thrives on microbial communities in his Segovian land and cellar at MicroBio Wines in Castilla y Leon. These microbes are paying off!

Beyond Cava: Loxarel and Gramona Organic Sparkling Wines #WorldWineTravel

The sparkling wine of Catalonia is varied and includes the Classic Penedès and Corpinatt off-shoots of Cava. Come with me to learn about two.

Winning Red Wines from Provence with Lamb Meatballs: Domaine Hauvette and Clos Cibonne #Winophiles

Provence red wines food pairing

Domaine Hauvette and Clos Cibonne- two red wine producers in Provence to remember, especially paired with a Mediterranean plate of lamb meatballs

Zoom Tasting with Two Bordeaux Chateaux

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Dawn Jones-Cooper Bordeaux

Will George be number 7? Heck, Nobody’s Perfect! (See below for links to what these mean.) Mark and I recently participated in a Zoom session with two small Bordeaux wineries, Chateau de Monfaucon and Chateau George 7. They are unique in that the prolific women behind them made their ‘what’s next?’ happen- each built their operations from the ground up,… Read more »

Revisiting Rioja: Viñedos Singulares with Bodegas Ontañón #WorldWineTravel

Bodegas Ontañon Antología Edicion Limitada

Bodegas Ontañon has made wine in Rioja for five generations. Today they focus on Viñedos Singulares (single vineyards) and their new Queiron winery in eastern Rioja.

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 »