Red Wines

Great red wines to enjoy any time of the year

Like most people I usually prefer to drink red wines but on occasion a good white or Rosé is an easy substitute especially in the summertime. Therefore, before the season changes to more summery wines, I want to share some of my recent red wine finds that were impressionable enough to make this list. Spanish

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The Wines of Ca' del Bosco

Ca’ del Bosco: Bringing friends together over Franciacorta

It was an opportune day when attending the well-known Franciacorta producer, Ca’ del Bosco luncheon at Spago. This was a luncheon about friendship and wine. It became obvious when Wolfgang Puck dines at our table, that he and Maurizio Zanella are long time friends who have shared many wonderful experiences over Maurizio’s wine and Wolfgang’s

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Hotel Adler Outdoor Pools

Spa Hotel Adler Thermae Resort Tuscany: Pampering your body and soul

The dress code during the day is bathrobe chic, while the environment is pure pleasure and relaxation set amongst the Tuscan hills near the village of Bagno Vignoni in Italy. It is easy to see why the 5-star Spa Hotel Adler Thermae Wellness & Spa Resort is one of Italy’s leading wellness hotels. It is

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Vignalta Reds

Vignalta: The Best of Colli Euganei

For most visiting a winery, being in the environment is the best way to discover what a particular winery is all about, especially those in Europe. This was not the case with Vignalta. Last May I had the opportunity to visit the Colli Euganei region. This trip included a visit to Vignalta. I enjoyed seeing

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Langwerth Von Simmern Rieslings

Chambers & Chambers: Rosés, Rieslings and Ramato

As spring moves into summer it is time to think about the enjoyment of Rosé and a variety of white wines. I recently had the opportunity to sample some of the Rosés, Rieslings and Ramato offered by Chambers & Chambers. Here are some of my favorites that you might want to put on your list

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Achaval-Ferrera Cabernet Franc

Achaval-Ferrera: Elevating Cabernet Franc

Being the first to try something new is always exciting. Tonight I got to participate in the debut of Achaval-Ferrera’s release of their first Cabernet Franc and wow what a wine. If you can get your hands on this one you will be pleasantly surprised. Another first for me was the fact that the debut

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Silverado Vineyards Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon

Silverado Vineyards: Cabernet Sauvignon that perpetuates a legacy

Revisiting some of our well-established wineries that were pioneers in making a name for the California Wine Industry is always a pleasure especially when you can see a winery’s growth and impact. It was fortuitous that I was invited to a dinner at Spago with Russ Weis, the General Manager of Silverado Vineyards. Here we

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Malbec World Day Wines

6 Malbecs to enjoy on Malbec World Day

Next Monday, April 17th is Malbec World Day. In considering the cuisine for the night you might want to think about a beefy meal that pairs with Malbec to celebrate the day. The day was chosen because it commemorates a day back in 1853 that the president of Argentina, Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, decided to elevate

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Mendoza Vineyard in Early October

Remembering Mendoza: Discovering Argentina

As life leads us in different directions, sometimes we are offered a once in a lifetime experience that we should take advantage of and not turn down. My trip to Argentina was one of those rare opportunities I could not decline. As Malbec World Day is upon us—April 17, 2017—it was a little more than

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Albarino from Rias Baixas

Discover 6 Albarinos from Rias Baixas

Often we are looking for something a little different when it comes to white wine. We want to get away from drinking Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc. Thinking outside the box Albarino is one of the up and coming grape varietals that is making it mark on the wine industry especially in Rias Baixas. Rias Baixas

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