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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 »

A Region and Wine You Must Explore: Rias Baixas and Albariño (#WorldWineTravel)

Rias Baixas Albariño

There are several areas in the world noted as verdant yet the Rias Baixas region in Galicia, Spain tops many and offers their star grape, Albariño.

Fred Loimer Grüner Veltliner Freshens the Day

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!

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.

Le Clot de l’Origine, A Roussillon Wine Rebel

macabeu vin de france Roussillon

The Clot de l’Origine winery is as incognito as proprietor Marc Barriot himself, often called the icon of natural winemaking in Roussillon. When the door opens, you enter controlled chaos- bubbling ferments, oxidative smells and bottles of super distinctive wines that may just blow your mind.

Crémant de Bordeaux, Sparkling Wine From the Land of Big Reds

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?!?

This Biodynamic Wine is a Summer Pleaser + Saturday Culinary Concoction #Winophiles

I recently acquainted myself with Domaine de Cigalus located within the Languedoc Corbières area in southern France. This is where Gérard Bertrand built a biodynamic wine empire and owns several wineries. He is a proponent of the Languedoc region and lives there at the Domaine where biodynamic agriculture started for him in 2002. Although this 6’5” man makes both red… Read more »

The Important Thing You Don’t Know About Italian Wine Labels

The last time you enjoyed a bottle of Italian wine was it organic, or produced by natural methods? Biodynamic? Perhaps you don’t know or don’t care. Does making wine without chemicals really make a difference? Organic agriculture is a hot topic these days owing to growing consumer concern about where their food comes from, how it’s processed, and what’s in… Read more »

The Man Behind Maison Vidal-Fleury

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Vidal Fleury Côtes du Rhone Rouge french wine

A February evening overlooking the River Seine was the perfect backdrop to discover the Rhone Valley wines of Maison Vidal-Fleury and get to know Guy Sarton du Jonchay.