Join Us on Winephabet Street; Petit Manseng

Join Us on Winephabet Street; Petit Manseng

What is Winephabet Street, you ask? Think of it as Sesame Street for Winelovers! It is a livestream/podcast/blogpost interactive discussion all about wine.  Winephabet Street is a collaboration between Debbie Gioquindo, aka HVWineGoddess, and myself. We will be working our way through the alphabet discussing wine varieties and regions. So grab a glass and join…

Orange Muscat on Winephabet Street

Orange Muscat on Winephabet Street

Welcome to our latest installment of #WinephabetStreet brought to you by Dracaena Wines and Trio North Wildwood. In this series, Debbie Gioquindo and I work our way through the wine world one letter each month. We discuss the characteristics and history of the grape, as well as suggested wine pairings. So uncork, unscrew or saber…

Nero d’Avola on Winephabet Street

Nero d’Avola on Winephabet Street

Welcome to our latest installment of #WinephabetStreet brought to you by Dracaena Wines and Trio North Wildwood. In this series, Debbie Gioquindo and I work our way through the wine world one letter each month. We discuss the characteristics and history of the grape, as well as suggested wine pairings. So uncork, unscrew or saber…

Join Us on Winephabet Street: Orange Muscat

Join Us on Winephabet Street: Orange Muscat

What is Winephabet Street, you ask? Think of it as Sesame Street for Winelovers! It is a livestream/podcast/blogpost interactive discussion all about wine.  Winephabet Street is a collaboration between Debbie Gioquindo, aka HVWineGoddess, and myself. We will be working our way through the alphabet discussing wine varieties and regions. So grab a glass and join…

Savoring the Perfect Pairing: Champagne (on ice) and Canelé Delights

Savoring the Perfect Pairing: Champagne (on ice) and Canelé Delights

Yes, you read that title right; Champagne ON ICE! But you’ll have to scroll down a bit before I get to that… There are certain times in your life that become engrained in your memory. One of these times was when I had the honor of attending En Primeur Week in Bordeaux. A blog that…

Exploring the History of Sherry: A Highlight of International Sherry Week

Exploring the History of Sherry: A Highlight of International Sherry Week

Happy International Sherry Week! This week is the tenth celebration and you can find events near you by checking out the website.  As with many of the wine regions in Spain, winemaking dates back to the Phoenicians in 1100 BC. Initially settling in the city of Gadir, now known as Cádiz and migrating inland to…

Join Us on Winephabet Street; Nero’ d’Avola

Join Us on Winephabet Street; Nero’ d’Avola

What is Winephabet Street, you ask? Think of it as Sesame Street for Winelovers! It is a livestream/podcast/blogpost interactive discussion all about wine.  Winephabet Street is a collaboration between Debbie Gioquindo, aka HVWineGoddess, and myself. We will be working our way through the alphabet discussing wine varieties and regions. So grab a glass and join…

Unveiling the Flavors: Blueberry Tart and L’Ecole Merlot
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Unveiling the Flavors: Blueberry Tart and L’Ecole Merlot

Merlot may not be the most popular grape variety to talk about, but it is extremely popular in the ground. It is the second most planted grape variety in the world.  According to the  OIV, the International Organization of Vine and Wine, Merlot (657,300 acres) is only second to Cabernet Sauvignon (840.000) in terms of…