April takes our Italian Food, Wine and Travel group on a virtual excursion to Campania in southwestern Italy where rare wine grapes are abundant. An area where there is no shortage of stunning coastline and no lack of chaotic action in the capital city Naples, it oozes archeological and ancient sites such as Pompeii, Herculaneum and Paestum. The next time… Read more »
Today is world Sauternes day. We invite you to join us on a mini tour of our adventures exploring this magnificent french region and world famous wines.
There’s nothing quite like Condrieu. I remember my first sip of Viognier. It smelled of peach and oak, was thick and heavy on my palate, a wine I was not eager to run out for again. It was not flawed, but a very ripe style. It caused me to avoid the grape for years. Then I tasted a Condrieu. Just… Read more »
Brachetto d’Acqui sparkling frizzante wine- bright, foamy and fizzy, perfect for aperitivo or a lazy afternoon, I’d invite it to my couch for a movie and dessert too.
Barbera fans take note! Meet smaller producer Susanna Galandrino and La Gironda winery in Piedmont Monferrato for organic Barbera exploration.
Kneading dough and making naan bread during the social isolation of Covid-19. This is the time to dig into the things you’ve been wanting to do, paired with wine of course!
Aubrion is not your ordinary woman. Deciding to change her life is how she, her husband and kids landed in Bordeaux making organic wines including Crémant at Château de Piote.
A budget friendly sparkling wine from the land of big reds, a little known yet high quality alternative to Champagne. Why don’t more people know about Crémant de Bordeaux?!?
A year ago March, Mark and I dropped in on Raw Wine London. When I told him about attending a session on Gravner wines he happily joined me. This is where we briefly met Mateja Gravner and tasted wines that marked our memory. The entire movement, raw and natural wines, is rather obscure and includes orange wine, an extended skin… Read more »
Wine cooperatives play a key role in many regions around the world. Quality levels are all over the board but not in Alto Adige where they are the exception.