TV Segment: Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG

TV Segment: Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG

I am excited to share my latest television segment with you. The region is quite a mouthful, but it is well worth learning about it. Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG is a small area in the Veneto region in north east Italy located between Venice and the Dolomites.  The vineyards are located on insane slopes…

Showing and Sharing the Cab Franc Love

Showing and Sharing the Cab Franc Love

This past December, we celebrated the 7th anniversary of Cab Franc Day. The day was started to promote the inaugural release of Dracaena Wines’ Cabernet Franc. I went to social media that December 4th and just starting talking about how special Cabernet Franc is as a single varietal grape. And to my surprise,  A LOT…

TV Segment; Champagne

TV Segment; Champagne

“In victory, you deserve Champagne; in defeat, you need it.” — Napoleon Bonaparte. We may not be positive that Napoleon actually spoke these words, but we do know that these words speak wisdom.  No matter the situation, Champagne is always a great solution.  Champagne is all about location, location, location. The special sedimentary rock is…

Join Us on Winephabet Street; Hondarrabi Zuri

Join Us on Winephabet Street; Hondarrabi Zuri

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…

Santé Magazine Article; A Little Bit of Oxygen is a Good Thing

Santé Magazine Article; A Little Bit of Oxygen is a Good Thing

Oxygen can be wine’s friend and foe. In my latest article for Santé Magazine, I talk about the good and bad effects oxygen has on wine. How a little can go a long way or how just a bit too much can be disasterous. When we breathe in oxygen, the air enters our lungs and…

Graciano on Winephabet Street

Graciano 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…

The Best Way to Spread Christmas Cheer is to Include Wine

The Best Way to Spread Christmas Cheer is to Include Wine

Happy Holidays! So, I know, that’s not the actual quote. But I didn’t want you to have to “travel through seven levels of the candy cane forest, past the sea of twirly-swirly gumdrops, and then walk through the Lincoln Tunnel” as Buddy the Elf did in order to spread Christmas cheer. Enjoy these fun wine…