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Terroir Rosé on the Rise

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Tavel rosé wine Rosés de Terroirs

From celebrities to top wine producers, it seems everyone has a hand in rosé these days. While Mateus, Lancers, and Sutter Creek turned many people on to rosé in the past, Provence gets accolades for the pale rosé explosion in the 21st century. Yet another style exists beyond the beach and picnic rosés pushed by grand marketing schemes. They are… 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 »

Slovenian Sparkling Wine – Meet François Botton and Domaine Slapšak

Domaine Slapsak Slovenia Sparkling Wine

The sparkling wine enjoyed was fresh with a delicate creamy mousse and just enough brightness balanced with light toast and length. My curiosity was piqued, questions were asked. This is how I met Domaine Slapšak.

Rhone Valley Rasteau Cru – A New Generation Wine With Duck Confit #winophiles

Rasteau AOC cru confit de canard food wine pairing

This is not any wine. Nope… nor a regular duck confit dish. Prepared with potimarron and duck from a local producer, the dish and Rasteau AOC wine combo could be one of our favorites.

Uncovering Small Wine Producers: Vinicola Petrini in Abruzzo

Stefano Petrini’s grandparents were farmers in a small mountain community rich with history in Italy’s Abruzzo region. Paleolithic cave paintings and Roman ruins were fuel for young, energetic boys to explore. And explore he and his brother did. But it was the contact with nature and vineyards that set their current stage: producing organic wine in Abruzzo’s Pescara and Chieti… 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 »

Biodynamic Bordeaux – Nobody’s Perfect But The Wine Is Fabulous

chateau de monfaucon petillant bordeaux sparkling wine

Dawn Jones-Cooper bought a 3.5 hectare vineyard in 2005. It’s in Entre-Deux-Mers, about 40 minutes east of Bordeaux. Right away, she learned the extent of neglect and disease in the vineyard. She tore it out, planted barley and applied comfrey. She is one of dozens in Bordeaux practicing Biodynamic agriculture. In fact, producers in wine regions around the world are… Read more »