I'll take the Rosés, please! From Italy and France, here are my two current favorite Rosés perfect for everyday or a little gift for that special someone (instead of or with the roses)! Santa Cristina Cipresseto Toscana IGT Rosato 2014 Variety: Sangiovese and other complimentary varieties from Tuscany Aroma: Red fruits Taste: A bold yet [...]
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Rosé has continued to be my favorite wine this summer. As it's the last unofficial weekend of summer with lots of cookouts, I wanted to bring Rosés that would stand up nicely with bigger foods that were being served. Often Rosé can be too light to pair well with food, but rosé d’assiette, or “plate” in French, [...]
I've enjoyed many new Rosés this summer from Virginia to Italy to France. And as the last weekend of summer is upon us, I'm enjoying a glass of it on the deck. I thought I'd share with you my favorite new Rosé discoveries of the season. 2011 VieVité Rosé Variety: 30% Cinsault, 30% Syrah, 20% Grenache, 20% [...]
One of the great things about a West Coast Book Launch Tour (for my new book, KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Paris, France) was the great travel and wine experiences to be had…from Washington to Oregon to California! After Washington, we hit Oregon and THE region for Pinot Noir in the U.S....Willamette Valley. Sarver Winery was our [...]
One of the great things about a West Coast Book Launch Tour (for my new book, KeeKee's Big Adventures in Paris, France) is there were great travel and wine experiences to be had...from Washington to Oregon to California! We started in Seattle which meant Washington wine. Just into town, a friend gave us a bottle [...]
For the wine lover on your Christmas list, or even as a great gift for yourself, the Indulge Wine School Wine 101 Video Class is the the perfect interactive and educational wine tasting hour. Everything you need, including the wines tasted in the class, comes in this one one kit directly to your home! My [...]
As part of the 5th Annual Wine Bloggers Conference in Portland, we had the opportunity to travel Oregon and around the world via wine glass. During Live Wine Blogging sessions, think speed dating for discovering new favorite wines, we spent a fast paced hour of wineries visiting tables and giving several minute presentations on the one wine they were [...]
My first sip of King Estate wine was back in 2004 living in Seattle. Since then, they've been on my 'must visit wineries' list. When this year's Wine Bloggers Conference, to be held in Oregon, announced a pre-conference trip to Eugene with a King Estate Winery visit, I finally had my excuse to visit the [...]
Over the last few weeks, I've tried several new Rosés at local wine bars. The HOT summer makes it perfect Rosé weather. Visiting Cork Wine Bar in DC, I tried this interesting Rosé flight... Schlossgut Diel Rosé Diel 2011, Nahe wine region of Germany: Made of Pinot Noir, or Spätburgunder as it's called in Germany, [...]
It's not every day you ride through vineyards in a wagon with a glass of Petit Manseng. That's how we started our Taste Camp vineyard walk with Jordan Harris of Tarara Winery. As we rode across the 475-acre property that stretches along the Potomac River outside of Leesburg, Jordan shared with us the history of [...]