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 »
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.
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.
The sustainable La Tordera producer has an outstanding Zero Dossagio from the Valdobbiadene DOCG in Prosecco. Come see what’s making our holiday sparkle!
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!
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.
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 »
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 »
Volcanic activity left its mark on soils in many areas of Italy. Some of these areas don’t necessarily jump out including one of my favorite regions, the Veneto and Soave.
Wine of Moldova celebrates their National Wine Day October 3rd and 4th. It’s a virtual event this year with plenty of wine, culture and food pairings to temp you. This is a preview of what the World Wine Travel group has in store!