Join Us on Winephabet Street; Malbec

Join Us on Winephabet Street; Malbec

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…

Wine or Whine? Here Comes a Rant!

Wine or Whine? Here Comes a Rant!

An article recently found its way to my inbox from Vanguard Magazine.  It was titled Women who believe white wine makes them do crazy things! The heading was perfect clickbait, as it immediately raised my blood pressure and I found myself clicking the link to read more.  The article begins with “After guzzling a few…

The Rise of Godello: Why Green Spain’s Hidden Gem is Worth Discovering

The Rise of Godello: Why Green Spain’s Hidden Gem is Worth Discovering

Located on the northwestern coast of Spain on the Atlantic Coastline lies the Spanish autonomous region of Galicia. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean in the North and West, Portugal to the South and another Spanish autonomous region, Castilla y León to the east. With 1,500 km of coastline, the region’s climate is heavily…

Lagrein on Winephabet Street

Lagrein 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…

Wine Terms Used Improperly That Make My Palate Cringe

Wine Terms Used Improperly That Make My Palate Cringe

One of my favorite movies is Nightmare on Elm Street. I drove my college roommate crazy with all my Freddy Krueger paraphernalia.(especially the 3-D Freddy – sorry Jamie!) One of the most bone chilling scenes in the movie was when Freddy was in the boiler room with Nancy and he ran his finger knives along…

Is Buying Wine Futures a Sound Investment Strategy?

Is Buying Wine Futures a Sound Investment Strategy?

Last week, I read an article in Fortune Magazine about the Federal Bureau of Investigation pursuing charges against Sherry-Lehmann Wine & Spirits in New York. The FBI issued a search warrant after an article in the New York Times reported “customers and former employees have complained about missing wine.” The Federal Bureau of Investigation searched…

Truth or Marketing? Which Should We Believe? How Should We Learn?

Truth or Marketing? Which Should We Believe? How Should We Learn?

I read an article in late April in Wine Enthusiast titled Stop Calling Grenache, Mourvèdre and Carignan, ‘Rhône Varieties’ and it struck a chord in me. As a Spanish Wine Scholar, it truly made me think. I have had the pleasure of visiting Jumilla and enjoyed sipping some incredible Monastrell. In Navarra I was delighted by…