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Simplifying the Complex World of Bordeaux Wine, Part 2

Yesterday gave you a summary of Bordeaux wine. If you know that much, its a great start! Today I've provided a little more detail the Grape Varieties and Regions of Bordeaux, but still tried to keep it simple. * Bordeaux Grape Varieties Red Cabernet Sauvignon: The King of Bordeaux with rich tannins (what gives wine [...]

2019-03-20T13:58:46-06:00Wine|

Virginia Wines I’m Loving, Part 1

Last weekend I went to the Virginia Wine Expo in Richmond, a 3 day event featuring 350+ wines from 60+ Virginia wineries. I was impressed by the event and all that was on offer. While I have tried many Virginia wines by the glass at restaurants and bought a few I know/like, I have been [...]

2019-03-20T13:58:47-06:00Wine|

Bored Doe & Goats Do Roam?

Bored with your usual French Bordeaux or Côtes du Rhône wines? Mix it up with these fun light-hearted South African wines. I picked up a bottle of Bored Doe recently as the name gave me a giggle and reminded me of my April trip to Bordeaux, France. Bored Doe and [...]

2020-03-17T22:31:23-06:00Wine|

West Coast Book Tour Wine & Travel Adventures: Treveri Cellars

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 [...]

2019-03-20T13:58:09-06:00Wine|

Virginia Wine Expo Wine Discoveries: Well Hung Vineyards

The 5th Annual Virginia Wine Expo last weekend featured 76 of Virginia's now 210 wineries sampling over 400 wines. It was a great opportunity to hit 23 wineries and sample about 100 wines, some new discoveries and some old favorites. Over the next few articles I'll share some of my finds. Well Hung Vineyards This [...]

2019-03-20T13:58:25-06:00Wine|

Sonoma Wine Country Weekend: First Day at the Wineries

Day one of our Sonoma Wine Country Weekend we spent in the Russian River Valley and Healdsburg visiting Iron Horse Vineyards, Pellegrini Family Vineyards and Seghesio Family Vineyards. Iron Horse Vineyards Our first stop was at this gorgeous hill top winery...as you approach on a dirt road you see the palm tree lined entrance in [...]

2019-03-20T13:58:32-06:00Travel, Wine|