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Northeastern Thai meets South America

Today, I’m going to share a wine and food paring experience blending two different regions of the world. It was just about 10 years ago when I was first introduced to Thai food. I was instantly drawn to the complexity of the cuisine with richness in spice and texture....

Piedmont region Nebbiolo

How many wine lovers know that Italy is the largest producer of wines in the world? Italy is home to some of the oldest and largest wine producing regions. The Piedmont region of Italy hosts the largest production of the Nebbiolo grape in the country with the communes...

Lugana and the Turbiana grape

One of the highlights of the annual Wine Bloggers’ Conference (now appropriately renamed to the Wine Media Conference), is the opportunity to learn about wines from around the globe. 2016 and 2017 introduced me to wines from Alsace in northern France. 2018 brought a...

Walla-Walla Evening Winery Treat

On the Road to Diner - Walla Walla Earlier this month, I reviewed the wine tasting room experience in downtown Walla Walla, Washington during the 2018 Wine Bloggers Conference. This year, the WBC18 returned to a conference favorite format where the Friday evening meal...

Variety from the Southern tip of Rhône

Harvest 2018 (picture courtesy of Jean-Luc Colombo) Côtes de Rhône is an AOC (Appellation d'origine contrôlée) in France located in the southeast corner of the country. Rhône is split into northern and southern regions. The northern region is known for reds. The...

Harvesting Grapes – my new adventure in Winemaking

Cathedral Mountain Vineyards As part of my journey through the world of wine, I decided to circle back to learn about the production of the juicy source of wine - grapes. I recently had the opportunity to take two trips to Alpine, TX to participate in the annual wine...

“eh” is not a word to use with Canadian wines

Grape production is like most farming - difficult to navigate, subject to pests and weather and just as much an art as it is a science. Wine grapes grow primarily between the 30th and 50th degrees of latitude.  Canada was not a country that I originally expected to...

Rosé Wines

Summer is winding down in Texas and my adventures with Rosé this season is one of my wine highlights. And, unlike many regions in the US, Texans still enjoy almost summer like conditions well into the fall. This means that I'll be enjoying the varietals that turn wine...

Each sampling experience will be posted here so that you can learn about some great wines and the people behind the production of the wines. Each sampling experience will be posted here so that you can learn about some great wines and the people behind the production of the wines.

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