Osteria Trattoria Da Burde

Osteria Trattoria Da Burde meets Castello Di Meleto

In Italy the Osteria is a mainstay for regional Italian cooking. Often locals frequent the Osteria. These restaurants are informal yet traditional. One such dining establishment is Trattoria Da Burde in Florence. Here not only did we get to sample the marvelous food but also it was paired with the wines from Castello Di Meleto.

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Antinori Solaia

Marchesi Antinori: Presenting wines from Tuscany and Umbria

Every once in a while I get invited to a wine tasting that I cannot turn down no matter how many wine events I am asked to attend. Those special moments could be an incredible vertical tasting or a once in a lifetime opportunity to sample wines that otherwise I would not have an opportunity

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Castello di Soave with Garganega Grapes

Soave: Standing the test of time

Rich and profound in its history, it is the new generation that is making its mark on the Soave region. It is similar to a rebirth where the old guard is trending out and the new is moving forward yet still keeping the family tradition of winemaking but with innovations. This captures the essence of

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Ascension Cellars Erick Allen with wines and Cafe Del Rey Chef and manager

Ascension Cellars: Wines that elevate your senses

For Erick Allen the process of winemaking is about the blend. Starting Ascension Cellars in 2008 was about accentuating his blending forte of both the Rhone and Bordeaux varietals. It is Erick’s passion for this process that makes his wines truly exceptional. Erick’s success in winemaking comes from not only his blending prowess but also

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Wines of Ktima Gerovassiliou Epanomi Region

Ktima Gerovassiliou: Featuring Greek wines of Epanomi

Interest in Greek wine is increasing as people discover that Greece is not only a place to explore its ruins, learn its history and visit its pristinely beautiful islands. Greece has 300 distinct varietals and is one of the first places where the art of winemaking began. Many wine regions are located in Macedonia including

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Tannat Wines of Uruguay

Discover Tannat from Uruguay

When one thinks of the Tannat grape and its importance in winemaking one must think of the South American country of Uruguay because this varietal is considered its national grape. The country is located between the 30th and 35th parallel, which is in the same latitude as Chili, Mendoza and Cape Town. Lying along the

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Eastern Townships view to the US Border from Domaine Pinnacle

A Day in the Eastern Townships

Just outside of Montreal is a unique area in the Quebec Province called Eastern Townships. Located around 45 minutes southeast of Montreal, several hours from the city of Quebec, and borders Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, the Eastern Townships offers many activities for the traveler to experience during any season. The Eastern Townships is also

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View at Bassi Vineyards

Roll Out the Barrels: Wine tasting in San Luis Obispo

You might say it was a spur of the moment trip when the opportunity came to visit San Luis Obispo for the Roll Out the Barrels wine tasting event, I could not turn it done as it gave me a new insight into the wines of San Luis Obispo County. Having visited the area many

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Celebrity Reflection Tuscan Grille Restaurant

Behind the scenes on Celebrity Reflection

Wining and dining is an integral part of any cruise. Such was the case aboard the Celebrity Reflection. Bending over backward to indulge the needs of all 3000 passengers is a feat in itself, but Celebrity Cruises does it in style. Celebrity Cruises Restaurants Onboard the Celebrity Reflection there are seven specialty restaurants, the main

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Missouri Wine, Hermann, Missouri

Missouri Wine Country: The history and the grapes

At one time, Missouri was the number one producer of wine in the United States. The history of Missouri wine is interesting because of its importance in our wine heritage and is intriguing especially for those traveling to Missouri Wine Country. Growing wine in Missouri began in the mid 1800s where most early wineries were

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