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Category: <span>Wine Destinations</span>

Golf Ball Sized Hailstones Ravage Famous French Wine Region

A cataclysmic hailstorm wreaked havoc on many vineyards in Chablis, the northernmost AOC in the famous French wine region of Burgundy Wednesday evening. This is the second weather blow for the local Chardonnay winegrowers and winemakers, after being hit with frost just a few days ago. Being a farmer is …

Love and Wine: Three Romantic Wineries For Two

Love and wine… Now that’s a great wine pairing! Naturally, I get very passionate when I talk about wine. I always find ways to pair wine with the best food, people I love, and the most enjoyable destinations. It’s the triangle of love, and it brings me to write about …

Wine Heist At Famous Paris Restaurant Worthy Of Arsène Lupin

This just in! Some grands crus have recently vanished from a famous restaurant located in the heart of Paris, France: La Tour d’Argent. A discrete, not to mention spectacular wine heist has left the authorities without a lead. Could this be a plot for the third season of the coveted …

Cheers To The Best Arizona Winery Experience!

If you happen to be traveling anywhere near Tucson, there is an area of the state about an hour from there that is Arizona’s Wine Country. Wait a minute! Arizona Wine Country?!!! Well, in case you were unaware, every state in the US has wineries… Yes, that includes Alaska and Hawaii. Elgin Arizona is …

My Back-to-Back Wins At The Wine Spectator Video Contest!

It was September 2021 and the Wine Spectator Video Contest committee just announced their video competition winners. I have followed the WS annual video competition off and on for several years. But something clicked in me when I saw the winning video. I thought it was good, but I knew …

Best Hotel In Solvang For Your Wine Tasting Getaways

Anyone in or near Los Angeles will tell you, Santa Ynez IS the wine region of choice if you live in Southern California. I mean, who needs Napa or Sonoma when we have the next best thing. And it’s so close! My wife and I decided to go there on …

Le Cuvier Winery

There is a fun little winery in Paso Robles that I recently visited that I wanted to share with you. It is called Le Cuvier – which translates to “The Vat”… referring to the casks that wine is aged in. There is a great quote on the winery website (lcwine.com) from …

Clos Montmartre – A Vineyard In Paris

Every time I go back to France to visit my family, I always spend a few days in the “city of lights”. But Paris is so much more than just its colloquial reference. It’s the music in the streets, the monuments, the museums, the cabarets, the farmers markets that go for …

Mucho Sabor Wine Pairing

Good and successful wine-paring is hard to achieve. You know, the kind that makes you so happy and content; the kind that feels like everything is right in the world. There are many factors involved, some of which are highly subjective, like your own state of mind. Trying to manufacture …

Dierberg Winemaker’s Dinner

I have been drinking Dierberg and Star Lane wine for more than four years.  And I love many of the wines they produce.  Before I get into the actual winemaker dinner that I had the pleasure of going to, I want to tell you how I came to learn about …