When French wine comes to mind, for most we immediately are transfixed by the regions of Bordeaux, Burgundy, or even Champagne. These wines of high value (with even higher price tags) have been revered for their storied pasts and inimitable character. But for those looking for an adventure unlike any other, tucked away in the […]
During a recent trip to Munich, I took a brief respite from the many liters of beer I’d been consuming to order a glass of German wine as a nightcap. My family was shocked when the glass that arrived was not white, but red. “They make red wine in Germany?” they asked, puzzled. “Is it […]
Spain conjures up a plethora of evocative scenes: sizzling pots of paella, flamenco dancers twirling in dramatic skirts, and music trickling down bistro-lined streets. For many international travelers, sunny beaches and hot, flat plains dominate their visions of the Spanish landscape. But tucked in the northwestern corner of Spain, north of skinny Portugal, is a […]
Miami will sink. The economy will crash. And — perhaps worst of all — the breadth of our wine selection may suffer. We’ve all heard the scary headlines when it comes to the destructive power of climate change.
When it comes to the great wine-producing areas of the world, there are some regions that instantly come to mind; Bordeaux, Burgundy, Piedmont… the list goes on. In fact, the list actually goes much deeper than you think. So many fascinating wine regions exist in the world, producing exquisite wines of superior quality, yet they […]
When it comes to wine-fueled vacations, Napa, Tuscany, and Burgundy can do no wrong. However, there’s an abundance of breathtaking wine regions around the globe just waiting to be explored. While we definitely condone hitting the staples, we highly recommend using some of your coveted vacation days to jet off to one of these gorgeous […]
Come Jan. 1, we all make a list of resolutions that look somewhat the same: lose weight, eat healthier, and, best of all, travel more. We’ve vowed to make 2017 the year we do something exciting. As much as we love those all-inclusive resort vacations, we’re looking to broaden our horizons this year and veer […]
Francais. The language of love; phrases of passion, words of desire and romance. Also, one of the most difficult languages to pronounce for native English speakers. Ever find yourself standing in the middle of a wine shop with zero idea of how to pronounce the words on the bottle? Fear no more!
The wine world landscape is pretty well laid out at this point: There’s the Old World and the New World, and while new wineries are popping up daily, the countries from which quality wines come are well established. Sure, there are esoteric winemaking countries like Slovenia and Croatia thrown in there, thanks to a new […]