Have you ever thought about how a story of a vineyard shapes our wine tasting experiences? When you know about the certain story behind something you are interested; you are more likely to enjoy it. That applies the wine as well. Wine is a personal journey after all and what we figure, discover and learn in the process can highly affect our perceptions.
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Even if we can’t leave our homes, that doesn’t mean that we have to stop discovering new wines! In this instance, Zoom was our introduction to Oceano Wines.
2020 has certainly turned out to be a year like no other! COVID-19 impacted every facet of daily life, including the production and the consumption of wine. Here are some of the highlights (and otherwise) of the year in wine.
Did you know that wine in Italy is produced in every region of the country, even in the “heel” of the famous boot, Apulia?
We love discovering and experiencing new wineries, but current events have made that very difficult. An annual trade show highlighting European wineries looking for a U.S. presence was presented virtually this time, but it was still fascinating.
The COVID-19 pandemic has touched every corner of our lives. The latest casualty: our beloved Champagne!
Long relegated to a role as a tertiary blending grape, the Cinsault grape is really coming into its own. Here is a bit of background on this fascinating varietal.
With “Shelter in Place” rules dragging on, it takes a bit of creativity to keep wine tasting a part of life. Recently we decided to compare and contrast three Pinot Noir wines from Balletto Vineyards.
Ah, the joys of summer! Even with the difficult situation that is currently upon us, the warm weather makes everything a bit better. Have you ever wondered what is going on right now in the vineyards that are growing the grapes that will end up in your wine bottle?
Winemaking in Anatolia was started 7000 years ago and Turkey is one of the world’s oldest wine countries. However, people don’t know much about Turkish wines. There are magnificent grape varieties and blends you’d be glad to know. So I want to give you an insight about Turkish winemaking through a special wine route in the Aegean part that I periodically visit.
In our family, birthdays are kind of a big deal. Lots of celebration, thoughtful gifts, great food, and of course, some wonderful wine tasting. With the shelter in place order still in effect, celebrating some recent birthdays required more than a little creativity.