Honeymoon, Africa, Cape Town, and Wine! (Part Seven – Safari Week)

The wine country surrounding Cape Town would be for me; the safari in Sabi Sands would be for her; Victoria Falls in Zambia would be for us.

Rioja Wine – A Tasting to Remember

On Tuesday, September 18, 2018, I attended a Rioja wine tasting event sponsored by Southern Glaziers Wine & Spirits in partnership with Rioja Trade. To sum it up WOW!

Back Home in Rhode Island – the Restaurants!

I'm originally from Rhode Island, so every summer I head back home for a visit. This year as with every year, I was not disappointed.

What Was Your Wine “Road to Damascus” Moment?

Recently, I attended a weekly tasting with a group of friends at a wine shop, which we affectionately call “Church.” 

Martian Ranch & Vineyard – One Woman’s Biodynamic Journey

I look at my vineyard as a living entity, my third child. When I’m not here I miss my vineyard as though it were a person.

Koehler Winery – History and Tasting

Winemaker Colin Murphy and Vineyard Manager Felipe Hernandez collaborate regularly to ensure the quality of the fruit improves from year to year.

The Girls’ Wine Weekend – Morro Bay!

As far as things to do, you can kayak, paddle board, take a few different boat tours, hit the beach, drive the coast, and my all-time favorite, taste wine!

Honeymoon, Africa, Cape Town, and Wine! (Part Four – Stark-Condé and Tokara)

However, it was the sign in front of the vines that proved the most disconcerting. It read: “Leopards in the Fynbos.”

Epoch Estate Wines: A Winemakers Vision of the Future

I’ve found that, where concrete highlights minerality in the wines, amphora aging imparts a grounding, earthy effect.

Becoming a Wine Expert

My experience in taking the Introductory Sommelier Exam L1 was exciting and stressful at the same time. This exam is one that a person cannot study the night before and think one can pass.

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