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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 »

Cellar Barbara Forés Abrisa’t, A Mother – Daughter Wine Goes Brisado

Cellar Barbara Forés Abrisa't

Today we share a holiday week wine from Granache Blanc pioneer Cellar Barbara Forés. Called ‘brisado’ in Spanish (orange wine), here Granacha Blanca (white Grenache) is skin-macerated and aged in clay amphorae 6-months. This method was a traditional and locally called ‘brisados’ then somewhere as time passed was forgotten. Mother daughter team Carmen Ferrer and Pili Sanmartín Ferrer decided to… Read more »

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 »

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!

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.