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Sparkling wine in Oregon

Sparkling wine in Oregon

Like bubbles in a glass, the passion to create sparkling wine in Oregon has long been in evidence. But not always at the forefront. That is changing. Winemakers are showcasing Oregon as a leader in producing sparkling wines in addition to featuring reasonable price...

Garnacha and Grenache – Spain and France together!

Garnacha and Grenache – Spain and France together!

You like “potayto” and I like “potahto”. You like “tomayto” and I like “tomahto”. “Potayto”, “potahto”, “tomayto”, “tomahto”! You like Garnacha and I like Grenache! At the end of the day it’s simple semantics. If you’re ever heard of the grape you might have wondered...

From Big Tex to French Vineyards

From Big Tex to French Vineyards

Medal Awarded to Dr TV Munson There are many historic and celebrated connections between France and the U.S. Likewise, there are many direct and celebrated connections between France and Texas. Aside from the recognition of Texas as a country by France, the history of...

Champagne the gift of life!

Champagne! The life-giving elixir of love and happiness. As Napoleon Bonaparte would say, “In victory, you deserve Champagne; in defeat, you need it.” Champagne is the life of the party for special occasions and a gracious companion when you need to relieve stress...

Strolling through Texas wine Hill Country

Strolling through Texas wine Hill Country

I love traveling. To hear my husband describe it, I have some seriously “itchy feet”. When the weather starts to warm up, I like to jump in the car, head for the Texas Hill Country, spend time exploring new wineries and visiting the old favorites. A lot...