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 Terroir: Unveiling the Secrets of Rioja’s Wine-Making Regions

Exploring the Terroir: Unveiling the Secrets of Rioja’s Wine-Making Regions

Rioja is located in northern Spain and follows along the Ebro River for approximately 60 miles. To the north is Navarra and Pais Vasco, to the east you will find Aragon and to the south and west is Castilla y Leon. The autonomous region of La Rioja includes both La Rioja and DOCa Rioja.  There…

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…

Is There Room in the Wine Market for De-Alcoholized Wine?

Is There Room in the Wine Market for De-Alcoholized Wine?

I recently attended a webinar presented by Gregory and Vine on zero percent wine produced by Giesen Wines in New Zealand. These wines are also known as de-alcoholized wines for an extremely important reason. The wine making process is done exactly the same for the non-alcoholic wines as for their premium wine line.  Giesen Winery was…

Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie DOC Makes Your Day Wonderful

Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie DOC Makes Your Day Wonderful

What comes to mind when you hear Pinot Grigio? There is a misconception that it is a bland, watered down wine. Granted, there are some that fall under that category, but as with everything in this world, knowledge is power. Pinot Grigio knowledge is knowing where to look for quality Pinot Grigio. Those in the…

Looking For An Underrated Sparkling Wine to Brighten Your Day?

Looking For An Underrated Sparkling Wine to Brighten Your Day?

If you have been reading the news in the wine world, you will know that there is a shortage of Champagne coming down the pike. But luckily, there is a wonderful alternative. A Sparkling wine that is honestly underrated and will brighten your day because it over delivers for the cost.  As with everything in…

Celebrate the New Year with Red, White and Bubbles

Italy is an incredible country. What is lacks in size, it makes up in its offerings. Italy’s total area is 116,350 square miles ranking it the 72nd largest country in the world. Compared to the United States, it is a bit smaller than California, which is 163,696 square miles. Italy has 20 administrative regions that…

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year for Albariño

I remember when I first heard of Albariño and Rias Baixas. I was participating in a wine education program founded by Guy and Tina Morey called Wine Studio. It was 2016 and it was a region that was completely new to me. However, after the session, I was in love. The D.O. itself was created…