In this day and age many wineries choose to utilize green practices in both the winery and vineyard. Biodynamic is an old principle but is a newer philosophy of farming for many wineries. As Down To Earth Month slowly comes to a close there is another Wine Institute member that is Demeter Certified Biodynamic that
Since the Wine Institute has designated April as Earth Month, I am exploring wineries that utilize sustainable practices in most aspects of their grape growing and wine making process. Each winery employs their own set of standards and principles to attain their goal of sustainability. One winery that is determined to pave the way to
The Garagiste Festival is the place to discover the latest boutique wineries that have emerged on the California scene. These are the innovators in the field or the new kids on the block wanting to make their imprint on the wine industry. Personally I enjoy discovering these new wineries because one can find some real
The Sierra Foothills presents itself as a sleepy wine community but therein lies some fabulous wineries creating many marvelous wines. One is Boeger, a winery that is one of the pioneers in El Dorado County. Established in 1973, owner Greg Boeger aspired to bring a diversity of styles and varietals to this area just northeast
Opportunities come in many forms and when you are a wine lover it could be experiencing wines from a new region. In my case, the door opened for me to discover Greek wines. The wines were those of Domaine Porto Carras. In Greece there are 330 varietals of which only seventy-eight are imported. Many of
Is it the key to opening the door or just pushing the door ajar? In the case of Crawford Family Wines it is both. The key is the branding symbol of the winery but it is also the key to an opportunity to taste some really fantastic wines. The door is something both Mark and
It is always exciting to discover that a winery I follow has created something new. Kessler-Haak Vineyard and Wines has some new wonderful additions to their portfolio of wines. They have added sparkling wines and these sparklers are the perfect wine to enjoy a bit of romance with your spouse or lover on Valentine’s Day.
My adventures in Argentina began with a charming getaway that has everything you could possible desire when it comes to a relaxing time, fabulous wines, sumptuous meals and wonderful accommodations. Terrazas de Los Andes is a destination winery that involves each visitor in a totally unique epicurean experience. It was my first stop on my