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The Wide World of Sparkling Wine

Champagne, Sparkling Wines ... always make any occasion festive! But it is a very complicated subject. What makes Champagne, Champagne? And what's the difference between Champagne and Sparkling Wine? During our March Fine Wine Divas event, we set out to explore the subject. Here are some of the highlights and the group favorites. What is [...]

The King of Red: Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon, one of the BIG six grape varieties, is often referred to as the King of Red. At a January event of the Fine Wine Divas, as we tasted through eight fabulous Cabernet Sauvignon wines from around the world, I was reminded of what makes this grape fabulous! Cabernet, as it can simply be [...]

Around the World of Sparkling Wine

I'm always a big fan of sparkling wine, special occasion or none. And the holidays are the perfect time to bring out ANY bubbles. Last week, I attended an "I Brake for Bubbly" tasting at The Curious Grape, a local wine bar and shop, for a great tour through the sparkling wine world....Austria -> Chile [...]

Thanksgiving Perfect Wine Pairings

There are no shortage of wine recommendations out there for what to serve with your Thanksgiving feast. Rather than sharing a lengthy list (I stick by my list from last year), I thought I'd share what I'm serving (or bringing to friends, as is our tradition) this year. Sparkling & Rosé This is a great [...]

Wine Discoveries: White & Rosé Speed Tasting at Wine Bloggers Conference 2012

In addition to visiting three fabulous wineries at the 5th Annual Wine Bloggers Conference in Portland, we had the opportunity to travel Oregon and around the world via wine glass. One lively tasting opportunity was the Live Wine Blogging, think speed dating for discovering new favorite wines. This fast paced hour has wineries visiting tables and [...]