The 2017 TAP Wine Tour
Visiting ,the Douro Region.By: - Nov 29th, 2017
The 2017 TAP Wine Tour culminated with visits to the regions of Portugal which produced the winning wines for TAP's 2018 flights. Choosing to promote Portugal through its fine cuisines, with five Michelin-starred chefs, and the best quality Portuguese wines as determined by a panel of wine experts, TAP hosted over 50 journalists to visit the winning areas.
Tinazzi Winery and Cooking Class
Drink Chiaretto While Making PastaBy: - Nov 30th, 2017
One of my favorite wineries in Italy, Tinazzi, is actually two wineries. One near Lake Garda and the other is in the boot of Italy, in Puglia. Both wineries are family run and produce affordable wines.
Bettilli Cristiana And Valetti Winery
Two Tastings At One VineyardBy: - Nov 29th, 2017
What a wonderful way to taste Chiaretto, Italy's rosé wine. At one vineyard, the Valetti Vineyard, a family run vineyard in Italy's Lake Garda district, the opportunity arose to sample Valetti's Chiaretto side by side with Cristiana's organic Bardolino Chiaretto. Both wineries produce classic chiaretto.
TAP Enhances the Portuguese Experience
Michelin Star Chefs And Top Portuguese Wines on FlightsBy: - Dec 01st, 2017
TAP Airlines cares about their country and customers. Somewhat like a tourism company, TAP prepares you for a Portuguese experience starting 40,000 feet above the earth. Fine Portuguese wines are paired with dishes designed by Michelin Star Chefs. There are videos that educate the viewer about the Portuguese experience.
Judging Wine At 40,000 Feet
Sampling 600 Wines For TAP AirlinesBy: - Dec 11th, 2017
The tedious work of sampling six-hundred plus Portuguese wines for TAP airlines in-flight wine service was an involved project. There were ten wine tasters, seven from Portugal, two from Brazil, and myself from America . Wines were first sampled on the ground and then the top fifty were sampled in the air on a round trip flight from Lisbon to Prague.
Pay Attention To Israeli Wines
Quality, Not Quantity Is The FocusBy: - Dec 12th, 2017
Since Biblical times, wine has been produced in Israel. Originally for religious observances, but, now for consumers, who compose 85% of the market, with the United States, as the leading importer. Kosher wines are produced the same way as non-kosher wines. For that reason, consumers are looking at the wine for what it s, not because its Kosher. Six wines were sampled for this article.
Quinta da Alorna-Wines from Tejo
Founded in 1723By: - Dec 29th, 2017
Five generations have farmed this vast land located two hours east of Lisbon, Portugal. Farming includes crops, forests and grapes. The estate is sprawling and impressive architecturally. Wine production with emerging technology has catapulted these reasonably priced wines into the world market.
The Jewel Of The Douro Valley
Since 1880 Ramos Pinto Has Produced PortBy: - Jan 07th, 2018
The Ramos Pinto brothers founded Ramos Pinto in 1880 and marketed the port wine producing company to Brazilians. They commissioned remarkable artworks illustrating their products and guerilla marketing practices. Today, the posters are iconic and the new owners, Champagne Roederer, have been following in the footsteps of Antonio and Adriano Ramos Pinto.
Sandro De Bruno, A Winemaker To Remember
Soave Is Now A Worldclass WineBy: - Feb 15th, 2018
Soave Bolla once was an inexpensive wine with little depth or complexity. It was an accepted wine and used often for parties and entertaining. Times have changed, although Soave Bolla has remained the same. Winemakers have been lured to the volcanic soil that is in the Soave region and brought Soave and other varieties, like Durello, to new heights.
Gotta Have Godelia
Great Winery From Bierzo, SpainBy: - Feb 18th, 2018
Two great wines were dropped off at my front door. They proved to a pleasant surprise. We share a taste test of affordable wines at under $20 a bottle.
Celebrating 50 Years Of Valpolicella
Education About Producing Sustainable Italian WineBy: - Feb 19th, 2018
Sustainability, with the goal of 60% of the wine region following safe environmental practices is the two year goal of the Consorzio Tutelage Vini Valpolicella, the unified body of the appellation.
VinNatur: Pesticide-Free Wines
Angiolino Maule's Concept Is RealityBy: - Feb 21st, 2018
Imagine over 170 wineries from nine different countries following stringent rules to achieve their goal of pesticide-free wines. The project was spearheaded by Angiolino Maule and has grown to a movement throughout the world.
Spring Is Time To Buy Summer Wine
Fifteen Dollars And UnderBy: - Mar 20th, 2018
Are you looking for wines that are light and perfect for the summer seaso? I have found three that cost under $13 a bottle.
Easter Wines During A Nor'Easter
Tuscany Is Famous For The Sangiovese GrapeBy: - Mar 21st, 2018
Choosing the right wines for your Easter meal is often a hard task. Two recommendations for your Easter table are contained in this article. All you have to provide is either lamb, pasta with red sauce or pizza.
Wild Yeast Wines Are In
Sulfite Free Wines Are HereBy: - Apr 05th, 2018
The Wild Yeast wine movement is here to stay. Organic and biodynamic grapes, unfltered and on occasion, sulfite free.
Malbec World Day On April 17th
Its Time to CelebrateBy: - Apr 10th, 2018
Each year on April 17th, wine lovers celebrate 'Malbec World Day." The tradition started in Argentina and now throughout the world ia celebrating this wonderful varietal. Malbec originated in France, was wiped out due to phylloxera, and rebounded in Argentina as early as the 1850's. Today it is a National treasure.
Lucien Albrecht Wines From Alsace
Great Cremants And Still WinesBy: - Apr 25th, 2018
Wines from Alsace, an area that was French and German have history on their side. The regions culture and traditions have been preserved for centuries, just as the wines from Lucien Albrecht, who, started in 1425.
Antica Wines Of Napa Family Owned
The Antinoris of Tuscany Founded Antica Wines in 1986By: - May 01st, 2018
Antinori Winery from Tuscany is the oldest, active, wine producer in the world. In 1986, the company bought property in Napa Valley and founded the Antica Winery. After 30 years, the winery is well known for wines that maintain the same high quality as the wines from Antinori have done for their entire existence.
Miner Winery A Napa Favorite
A Family StoryBy: - May 01st, 2018
The Miner Family Winery in Oakville, California, part of Napa Valley, is a true family winery in existence for the past twenty years. Dave Miner and his wife, Emily, founded the winery-possibly as an escape from the software life Dave Miner was living in the 1990s.. Two decades later, the winery has a cult following for its signature Oracle wine.
Umbria's Sagrantino Wines
Prepare for Cool Nights And Hot DaysBy: - May 04th, 2018
In the 1960's, after nearly extinction, the Sagrantino varietal was revived and has come back and is known as one of Italy's finest grapes. Montefalco, in Umbria, is where this bold,concentrated grape thrives. Huge tannins take years to cool down. With daytime summer temperatures near 100F, cool nights are needed for this grape to survive. And it has.
2016 Is A Vintage Port Year
Possibly The Greatest Vintage Has ArrivedBy: - May 14th, 2018
It is a rare occurrence for a Vintage Port year where all of the critics are hailing 2016 as one of the greatest vintage port years. After previewing the ports, I must agree that it is truly a banner year. Small yields mean that this vintage will be hard to find.
Finger Lakes New Vines Vineyard
Unique Winegrowing RegionBy: - May 30th, 2018
The Finger Lakes are New York states largest wine growing region, with over 150 vineyards crisscrossing the eleven Finger Lakes. One vineyard is home to New Vines B&B and is located within two miles of seven other vineyards. With a resident winemaker on premises and the use of local and homegrown crops for breakfast, it was easy to digest what the Finger Lakes region was about.
The Finger Lakes, Gateway To American Wines
Riesling RulesBy: - Jun 26th, 2018
Only hours away from millions of people, the Finger Lakes, located in central New York state, is home to a large wine making population. With over one hundred twenty vineyards, located on or near one of the eleven lakes, the Finger Lakes 'cold climate' wine culture thrives year round, focusing on the Riesling varietal.
Valpolicella Is A Summer Wine
Soft Fruity Best Chilled For 20 MinutesBy: - Jul 20th, 2018
Valpolicella, a wine from the Verona area, in the Veneto appellation, exhibits summer drinking potential when chilled for twenty minutes. Like Peosecco and Rose wine, Valpolicella, a red wine, has a soft and fruity profile, one that loves the summer desire, as well as year round.
Valpolicella the Whole Story
The History Of Unique and Affordable WinesBy: - Jul 30th, 2018
Valpolicella has always been a favorite wine of mine, probably due to my father. At a very young age, under ten years old, he introduced me to Valpolicella and Cream Sherry. Over fifty years later, my love for both wine varieties still lingers.
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