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May 02, 2023

Virginia’s Petits are Big in Flavor

The International Food, Wine, and Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA) recently presented a webinar that featured two Virginia wines:  a 2021 Petit Manseng from Jefferson Vineyards, and a 2017 Petit Verdot from…READ MORE

May 13, 2022

How to Plan a Summer Wine Tasting

As we start to open up again for small gatherings, it’s the perfect time to plan a spring or summer party with close friends who enjoy pairing creative…READ MORE

Apr 10, 2022

Superb Wines Transport Us to Spain

Our Wine Review Council recently experienced six superb Spanish wines, mostly from the Catalonia region of Spain, located in the Northeastern corner of the country bordered by France and the…READ MORE

Mar 30, 2021

Chardonnay:  The Perfect Spring Sipper

As our communities start to open up again, it’s time to plan a gathering of close friends to celebrate spring and friendship. Chardonnay is the perfect wine for…READ MORE

Feb 02, 2021

Tasting Tantalizing Texas Tempranillo and Tannat — and more

Is there good wine in Texas?  Is it worth taking a trip to Texas to taste some of these wines? Will you be impressed?  The answer to all…READ MORE

May 21, 2020

Escape to the Rogue Valley Wine Country

Like most travel and wine writers during this time, my current mode of transportation and state of travel adventure has been via computer with virtual presentations.  Recently, on an…READ MORE

Apr 08, 2020

Savoring Italian Wines from Both New Mexico and Italy

Our Southern California Wine Review Council recently had the opportunity to taste an interesting assortment of Italian and New Mexican wines, but since several of the wines from New Mexico…READ MORE

Mar 26, 2020

Galway Spirits Offers Curbside Pick-up and Delivery

What are you doing at home during this trying time of isolation for so many of us?  Are you cleaning closets? Reading new books?  Binge watching on Netflix?…READ MORE

Feb 20, 2020

Europa Village Brings the Charm of Spain to Temecula’s Wine Country

Come this spring, there’s a new winery in town.  Or, I should say, a new winery in the village – Europa Village Winery that is.  This…READ MORE

Jun 20, 2019

North Carolina’s Hidden Wine Country

   North Carolina’s landscape is best known for its mountain ranges and beaches, but what most people don’t realize is that in between the coast…READ MORE

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