After leaving our friends in Oregon we headed south towards California, we had quite a lot planned for this state and our first stop was to enjoy some of their famous grapes.
Record rain, a giant Snow Moon, and hearty hail heralded in a new season of wine making. Walt and Janeen hosted the first meeting of the year on February 16 and their house was buzzing with excitement and stories of mud canyons, washed away bridges, and new plans for this coming season. Sadly, Mark and […]
#partner | Thank you NetGalley and Graydon House for the free review copy. This is a story about two lifelong best friends, Mallory and Kelly, gone their separate ways after a falling out right before starting college. With an alternating then/now timeline, light begins to be shed on what drew their friendship apart all those […]
Do you know the best French wine and the 2nd best destination in France? If you said Bordeaux – you would be correct! Not only are the wines of Bordeaux among the best on the planet, the city is the second most popular destination in France (Paris takes first place). At this time, there are […]
TEROLDEGO ROTALIANO – Red Served during the famous Council of Trento (1545-1563) the red Teroldego might as well be considered the prince of Trentino’s red wines. To recognize its authentic provenience and local denomination in 1971 the name Rotaliano was added to it referring to the plane where this wine thrives best. With its origin […]
Do you consider yourself a wine connoisseur? Well if you don’t, then it’s time you found out a little more information about wine. It goes great with meals, and it makes for a great social setting. You can make your social time a little less stressful by knowing more about wine and how to use […]
Few things in life have the ability to enchant and delight the way a perfect glass of wine can. In order to truly revel in the glories of the vine, it is necessary to take a bit of time and learn all you can about the subject. The article that follows is intended to help […]
Amos 9:13“Behold, days are coming,” declares the LORD, “when the plowman will overtake the reaper and the treader of grapes him who sows seed; When the mountains will drip sweet wine and all the hills will be dissolved.”’ (NAS) Trains are a common way of travel in Italy. Trains can traverse the Mediterranean coastline from France to […]
Tucked between bottles of wine, candles and jelly jars in The View Winery gift shop is a wooden sign that captures the optimism many Kelowna winemakers are embracing this winter: “If you pour it, they will come.” This snowy season over half of Kelowna’s 40-plus wineries are open for wine tasting, offering a more intimate, […]
A warm welcome to this new story! Today I’d like to start a series that will accompany us on a monthly basis throughout the year. Are you in to to see your wine grow, develop and change over the seasons? Isn’t it mind-boggling to watch nature awake after (the European) winter? To witness nature coming […]
From Goat Yoga to diving for shipwrecks, we asked adventurer Jessie Festa to share advice for escaping NYC.
The landscape of Swiss vineyards offered a more complicated puzzle in 1880 than it does today. Not only did viticulture suffer a massive decline during the decades of phylloxera infestation, it endured a mass migration from north to south and an alarming loss of diversity. First, some statistics. Zürich’s area under vine fell from 5,279 […]