Category Archives: #WorldWineTravel

Off The Beaten Wine Path in Argentina (#WorldWineTravel)

Salta Province Argentina

If you’re a food, wine, and travel lover and want to get off the beaten path, head to Argentina’s Salta Province! Before Mark and I moved to France, we spent five weeks in this South American country with a goal to propel ourselves into their world: culture, food, wine, and the landscape. Because the country is long, 2,360 miles (3,800… 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 »

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.

Three Facts About Sherry Wine and Why You Need to Try a Bottle

Amontillado Oloroso Palo Cortado Jerez Xeres sherry

Why don’t people drink (more) sherry? It’s not common on wine lists and most likely, not in personal cellars either. A cinch to pair with foods, here are three main dishes and facts about the wine made in Andalusia.

Put This Basque Beverage on Your Drink List! (#WorldWineTravel)

Isastegi Euskal Basque cider

Spanish Basque Cider and Txotx are a celebratory tradition and way of life in northern Spain. An acquired taste for some and heaven in a glass for others, ‘sidra’ is a dry and very spunky alternative beverage. I feature cider from Isastegi this month.

Heading to Aragón’s Valdejalón with Bodegas Frontonio (#WorldWineTravel)

On a trip to Aragón a few years ago, we had the opportunity to delve into the wines of this somewhat isolated Spanish region. Basing ourselves in the historic city Zaragoza, we visited vineyards and wineries to obtain an overview of the area, the land (where rainfall is in short supply) and the varied faces of Garnacha. One in particular… Read more »