Tag Archives: organic wine

Cabernet Franc Day – B1ock One From Paradise Rescued

Paradise Rescued B1ock One Cabernet Franc Bordeaux

Today is December fourth, the day everyone world-wide celebrates the red wine grape Cabernet Franc! I keep it local sharing one of my favorites from Bordeaux producer Paradise Rescued. One Hundred Percent Varietal Cabernet Franc in Entres-Deux-Mers In Bordeaux, France’s largest wine region and also the world’s biggest single and most concentrated vineyard area, you find several of the world’s… Read more »

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 »

Next-Gen Merlot From Where It All Started #MerlotMe

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Charivari Wines L'Aventure Nocturne 2018 organic wine

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 »

Arancini Calls for Sicilian Wine – Porta del Vento

Porta del Venta perricone Sicilian wine

Arancini are deep-fried or baked rice balls stuffed with yum. You make them with leftover risotto, which has to be one of the most popular, signature Italian dishes after pizza. And the best way to enjoy arancini is with a glass of Sicilian wine! (Scroll down for the recipe.) Reputedly a great Sicilian street food, the Arabs occupying Sicily served… Read more »

Italy – Organic Wine and Rare Grapes In Campania

Il Verro Coda di Pecora Sheep Campania vino Italiano

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 »

Brachetto d’Acqui Sparkling Wine To Brighten Up Lockdown

La Gironda Brachetto d'Acqui frizzante piemonte

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.