How do you open a bottle of wine? If you’re like me, you may have formed old (and technically wrong) habits, such as cranking and twisting
LAN: Growing grapes and making wine with ecological conscience.
LAN wines are estate grown and bottled in Rioja, famous for their vino tinto (red wine) using Tempranillo grapes. La Rioja is in Northern Spain, about a five hour drive or train ride from Barcelona. Bodegas LAN has been making wine in
Have you ever opened a bottle of red wine, dimmed the lights, and nestled into the couch to watch a movie—only to eventually pour that last glorious glass and wish you would’ve used a decanter or filter? Ahh, sediment… no one likes being served that last bit from the bottom
Canned wine has its place.
Recently, Elizabeth from @TravelWineChick sent me a link to an article titled, “Canned Wine Sales Up 43% in America”. Even though I can clearly see how this alternative packaging would be ideal in many situations (campsites or beaches where glass isn’t allowed, etc.) I was still
What can I say about this bottle… I loved it before I even tried it. My beautiful sister-in-law, Marzi, and her husband Darek sent us a surprise shipment when they were visiting Italy (so nice!). They were already back home in Poland before the loot arrived in Arizona, and into
Vinho Verde (“veeng-yo vaird”) is a region in northern Portugal, known for it’s lush green landscape as well as its young, bright wines. This 2016 from Aveleda is a blend of the native wine grape varieties, Loureiro, Trajadure, Arinto, and Azal.
“Some say the designation “Verde” (green) owes its origin to
Le Prieuré, Lebanese Red Blend.
Château Ksara, Lebanon’s oldest and most visited winery, dates back to 1857. Jesuit monks began farming grapes, producing Lebanon’s first dry wine. In 1898, the discovery of caves provided a natural, humid wine cellar, which maintains a constant temperature of ~56°F. The story is that a
The Widow Devienne
Veuve Devienne translates to the widow, Devienne. There’s limited information to be found about where or who exactly produces this label. Per the importer Cannon Wines Limited, we do know Devienne gave her family name to this budget and palate friendly sparkling wine.
“Winegrowing in France is most often
Three Brooms is a single vineyard, 100% Sauvignon Blanc from Barker’s Marque Wines. It’s pale, ultra-clear lemon in the glass with a round, medium body. First sip I’m thinking hmm, this is nice… it’s bright, crisp, with nice acidity. There’s a dry, lemon and grapefruit mineral fusion with hints
Traminac is the same grape variety as Gewürztraminer.
In Croatia, it’s called Traminac (“trahm-ee-nahts”), where just like German Rieslings or Gewürztraminers, it can be made into a dry or sweet version. This 2015 from Kutjevo Winery, located in the Slavonia region of Croatia, is completely dry—but, the fragrant aromas and floral
Santa Ynez is for relaxing wine getaways & meeting new wine friends.
From Los Angeles, Santa Barbara County is about a two hour (depending on traffic) drive. From the busy, bumper to bumper city, just 90 miles away you’ll find yourself in Santa Ynez—just one of several small, quaint little areas