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Une Femme The Betty
2022-07-29 11:25
After a hiatus of two and a half years, Kathy and I returned to air travel. This time we were trekking to Portland with a stop in Minneapolis. We are meeting family to celebrate our 50th wed… Read More
2022-07-15 09:35
About Alto Adige The Alto Adige wine growing region is located in Italy’s far north. The wine region includes low hills and high rises as well as various climates that include the M… Read More
Wine Sip Notes: Chardonnay
2021-10-26 10:42
This week our focus is on the well-known grape variety Chardonnay. Grape Variety: Chardonnay Harvest of Chardonnay grapes Species: Vitis vinifera Chardonnay Styles: Chardonnay st… Read More
2021-10-12 11:33
Wine enthusiasts are often intrigued not only with the enjoyment of a well-made wine but are interested in knowing more about the makeup of a wine. To help people along the way, we have star… Read More
2021-10-01 12:04
This week the focus is on Cortese. Wine enthusiasts are often intrigued not only with the enjoyment of a well-made wine but are interested in knowing more about the makeup of a wine. To h… Read More
Discovering Prosecco Part 2
2021-09-17 05:48
Last week I wrote a Prosecco blog about the delightful online Prosecco presentation we participated in earlier this summer. Below is a description of five wine samples we received for the on… Read More
2021-09-09 11:49
In mid-July 2021, we took part in an online Prosecco presentation and tasting. This online presentation, that focused on Prosecco, was one of the best wine/winery presentations in which… Read More
Discover Domaine Éric Louis
2021-08-26 11:14
Domaine Éric Louis Domaine Éric Louis Les Celliers de la Pauline, located in the Loire Valley, recently answered several online interview questions for Wine Trail Traveler… Read More
2021-08-25 15:03
A few years ago, this article appeared on the Wine Trail Traveler blog. Since September 6, 2021  is the start of Rosh Hashanah, I am reposting the article/blog  about kosher wines… Read More
Fun Ways To Discover Maryland Wines!
2021-08-16 14:29
A wall of wines produced in Maryland Saturday, August 21, 2021WanderlandLocation: Shrine of St. Anthony, Ellicott City, MDTickets: Available on Eventbrit Description: Wanderland event… Read More
Recipe For Sonoma Coast Mignonette
2021-07-20 15:39
If you enjoy oysters, try this recipe from Jordan Winery in Sonoma Valley, California. The winery provided this recipe and photo for the Sonoma Coast Mignonette. The suggested pairings inclu… Read More
2021-07-16 11:03
Originally Acrobat Wines was started by King Estate in 2008. Ten years later in 2018 Acrobat was sold to Foley Family Wines. Acrobat wines are produced from grapes sourced from three AVAs in… Read More
2021-07-14 14:24
Some wines are just perfect for the lazy, hazy days of summer. My preference is for a light bodied white or rosé wine with a few crackers and bite-size pieces of Manchego cheese. The… Read More
2021-07-06 15:15
We received three small wine samples to taste from Domaine Andre Ehrhart. The domaine is located in Alsace and dates its history back to 1904. The winery is currently operated by the 4th gen… Read More
2021-07-01 11:02
Domaine Paul Kubler is located in Alsace. The family interest in viticulture dates back to 1620. Today the winery produces still and late harvest wines. Wine production includes: Pinot Blanc… Read More
DrinkMaryland Upcoming Events
2021-06-16 14:31
DrinkMaryland events help local Maryland beverage businesses to showcase their products. On June 19 the Drink Maryland wine event takes place in downtown Centreville from Noon until 5pm. Thi… Read More
St. Patrick’s Day Cocktail And Facts
2021-03-16 20:37
St. Patrick’s Day is here! As I say every year, on St. Patrick’s Day almost everyone wishes they were Irish. In honor of the day, below you will find a recipe from Round Barn Dis… Read More
2020-11-12 14:49
2015 El Cuentista, a white wine made with 100% Tempranillo For wine enthusiasts, international grape variety days gives a cause to celebrate different grapes. In 2020, on November 12th, w… Read More
Learn About Maryland Wines The Easy Way
2020-10-30 17:16
Prolific vineyards in Maryland If you want to discover the wines produced in Maryland, the Maryland Wine Association has established a program called Maryland Wine Explorer. During Oct… Read More
2020-08-31 11:48
The Wine Media Conference, formerly known as The Wine Bloggers Conference, was to be held in person in Eugene, Oregon which is in the renowned Willamette Valley. Due to the pandemic, the win… Read More
Discover Low Calorie Wines
2020-08-19 13:58
Pure the Winery Low Cal Wine We were sent four samples of the wines from Pure the Winery. These wines included two still wines, a red and white. It also included two sparkling wines, a wh… Read More
Discover Cambria Estate Wines
2020-08-11 20:11
Cambria Estate Winery tasting room An email from Cambria Estate Winery in Santa Maria, California triggered very enjoyable memories of our visit to the winery several years ago. All of… Read More
Discover Effingham Manor And Winery In VA
2020-07-31 19:10
Effingham Manor and Winery tasting room Effingham Manor and Winery, located in Nokesville, Virginia offers visitors a lovely experience. The winery and tasting room are located on the gro… Read More
2020-07-25 15:36
In 2020, 13 Prosecco producers are participating in National Prosecco Week join the United States. It was interesting to note that the focus of the the Prosecco DOC Consortium is on millenni… Read More
National Prosecco Week
2020-07-23 15:35
This week marks Prosecco Week in the United States from July 20th through July 26th. The Prosecco DOC Consortium is educating and promoting Prosecco this week. This is one of several posts t… Read More
Discover Wollersheim Winery In Wisconsin
2020-07-16 16:52
Several years ago, we visited Wollersheim Winery in Wisconsin. We discovered a delightful winery experience. The ambience of the facility added to our experience. The winery specializes… Read More
Indiana: Oliver Winery & Vineyards
2020-07-07 14:25
Three years ago we visited wineries in Indiana and discovered large and boutique wineries offering a variety of experiences. One of the larger wineries we stopped at was Oliver Winery &… Read More
Maryland Wineries Begin To Open
2020-06-04 10:22
Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard, MD Many Maryland wineries are ready to open for business. As might be expected because of COVID-19, certain guidelines are set in place. Keep in mind that not… Read More
2020-05-27 12:34
Jackson Family of Wines After writing about four of the six chardonnays we tasted earlier this month during an online virtual wine tasting, we are writing about the last two wines tasted… Read More
Two Chardonnays From California
2020-05-19 16:21
The early May wine tasting of six Chardonnays from the Jackson Family of Wines took place online. Below is information about two of the Chardonnays, one from Alexander Valley AVA and the ot… Read More
2020-05-04 21:12
We were gifted a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon produced by Nichols Winery in California and recently enjoyed opening the bottle and pouring a glass of it. The wine was Nichols Cabernet Sauvig… Read More
Constanti, A Winery In Tuscany
2020-04-21 16:15
The Constanti winery family dates, their family in Siena region, back to the 1500s. As political struggles ended, the family became involved in agriculture culminating in grape growing and w… Read More
2020-04-20 16:07
In 2019 Clifford Annis, Jr. published the book Magic in a Bottle: The Untold Story of Arnie Esterer and Markko Vineyard.  “Magic in a Bottle” by Clifford G. Annis, Jr… Read More
2020-04-17 12:01
Boscarelli, a winery located in Montepulciano in Tuscany, was started in 1962 by Egidio Corradi when he purchased two partially abandoned farms. Today the winery continues under his daughter… Read More
2020-04-14 16:53
Four generations of the Einaudi family have crafted wines. I had an opportunity to taste three Barolos from their portfolio at the Barolo, Brunello, Barbaresco tasting in Washington DC last… Read More
Marcarini Winery
2020-04-13 16:25
At the 2020 Barolo Brunello Barbaresco wine tasting hosted by Empson USA in Washington D.C., wines from the Marcarini winery were presented. The winery is located in La Morra in the Cuneo pr… Read More
More Wines From Italy’s Piedmont Region
2020-04-08 13:46
We tasted some wines from Italy at a wine tasting earlier this year in Washington, DC. The  Barolo Brunello Barbaresco 2020 Italian wine tasting was presented by Empson (U.S.A.), Inc… Read More
2020-02-19 13:17
The Jean-Louis SCHOEPFER winery is located in the Alsace region of France. In January I met Gilles Schoepfer who with his brother are owners of Jean-Louis SCHOEPFER, at the APVSA wine tastin… Read More
2020-02-06 14:22
Baptistine p?oyring Champagne Patrick Boivin at APVSA tasting in Washington D.C. During January 2020, we attended the APVSA – Association pour la Promotion des Vins et Spiritueux en… Read More
2020-02-05 17:34
Celebrate Valentine’s Day! Beginning Thursday, February 13, an array of wineries are celebrating Valentine’s Day 2020! Plan on visiting a winery as a part of your Valentine&rs&hell…Read More
2020-02-04 15:39
Photo courtesy of Kuhlman Cellars. Kuhlman Cellars is located east of Fredericksburg, Texas along Rt 290, a wine route dotted with many wineries/tasting rooms in the Texas Hill Country. W… Read More
Les Roques De Cana
2020-01-29 17:41
Les Roques de Cana features Malbec Earlier this month, we visited with Thibault VIAL, sales manager for Les Roques de Cana, and tasted a couple of the available wines produced by Les Roqu… Read More
Discover Château De Potiron
2020-01-23 17:34
At the recent APVSA wine tasting in Washington D.C. we had the opportunity to meet Célia Caule, winemaker for Château de Potiron. The Château is located in Côtes de… Read More
2020-01-17 17:36
January marks the time of our annual first wine tasting in Washington DC. The first wine event of the year is sponsored by APVSA – Association pour la Promotion des Vins et Spiritueux… Read More
2020-01-14 21:54
APVSA (Association for the Promotion of Wines and Spirits in North America) just began its annual January wine tasting tour to various cities in North America. This year the wine tasting roa… Read More
2020-01-10 17:37
2020 ZinEX, an annual wine experience, promoted by ZAP (Zinfandel Adovcates & Producers) takes place in San Francisco from January 30 to February 1. Thursday, January 30: Trade and Me… Read More
Niagara Icewine Festival
2020-01-06 21:44
January 10 is the start of the Niagara Icewine Festival that begins with the 25th Niagara Icewine Gala. Reif Estate Winery participating in 2020 Niagara Icewine Festival Niagara icewin… Read More
8 Wineries In Southern Willamette Valley
2019-12-10 11:16
King Estate Winery in Willamette Valley The Willamette Valley AVA is the location of many of Oregon’s wineries. More than 500 wineries are located in Willamette Valley. The valley s… Read More
2019-11-22 15:54
What wines for Thanksgiving? With Thanksgiving Day quickly approaching, have you decided what kind of wines you may want to serve your family and friends?  If you want to prepare… Read More
2019-10-21 16:42
Pond Hill Farm Winery vineyard with view of Lake Michigan Last week we traveled to Michigan where we visited nine of the thirteen wineries located in the TIp of the Mitt AVA. Along the w… Read More
Trentodoc Sparkling Wines Are Impressive
2019-10-07 13:35
Four of the eleven sparkling wines from Trentodoc In late September, we had an opportunity to travel to Washington DC for a tasting of sparkling wines from the mountainous region of Italy… Read More
Bear Harvests Grapes In California Vineyard
2019-09-27 13:25
Navarro Vineyards is located in Mendocino County in Northern California. We traveled there several years ago and discovered a heartwarming welcome and a delightful one of a kind visits at nu… Read More
Two Wines From Galilee
2019-09-23 15:56
Recently we enjoyed two wines from the Netófa Estate Winery in Israel. Both of the wines were labeled Non Mevushal. The wines were sent to us by a Royal Wine Corp. in New York City… Read More
2019-09-20 20:59
It’s appropriate to highlight the Grenache grape variety today, as September 20, 2019, is International Grenache Day.  Today is the 10th annual celebration of Grenache Day. Intern… Read More
Maryland Wine Festival 2019 This Weekend!
2019-09-16 20:33
One of Maryland’s best known annual wine festivals, The Maryland Wine Festival, takes place this weekend, September 21 and September 22019.This festival is intended for the whole famil… Read More
September: California Wine Month
2019-09-05 17:26
Visiting California’s wineries during September can be a delightful experience. With the many wineries located in California from Northern California to Southern California, there are… Read More
Lagrein 2017 From DOC Alto Adige
2019-08-30 15:26
This week we enjoyed a Lagrein 2017 from Italy. The producer is Castel Sallegg, a winery located in the Caldaro, Alto Adige. The DOC is Alto Adige. The Lagrein 2017, with 13% alcohol, was pr… Read More
2019-08-16 21:07
WineNotes: Grape Variety: Pinot Noir Pinot Noir during veraison Some might consider Pinot Noir wines to be synonymous with Oregon. After all, the renowned Willamette Valley wine region is pr… Read More
Sangria, A Great Beverage For The Summer!
2019-08-14 18:59
A Yummy Sangria Sangria is described In the Official Journal of the European Communities, “Sangria : a drink obtained from wine, aromatized with the addition of natural citrus-fruit ex… Read More
2019-07-26 20:25
Alvarinho, a white wine Alvarinho is also known as Albariño. The wines produced with Albariño grapes. The grapes are grown in many location around the world, especially well kn… Read More
2019-07-21 16:30
Chateau Tebeau to participate in August wine festival The 2019 Columbus Summer Wine Festival takes place Saturday, August 24 at the Columbus Commons. It is important to note that this event… Read More
2019-07-17 15:57
With the heat and humidity settling in on the mid-Atlantic region during July, it’s time to consider the possible wine options. Consider the tips listed below for your summer wine sele… Read More
2019-07-15 21:43
NYCWFF takes place in October! The New York City Wine & Food Festival (NYCWFF) takes place each October. The 2019 NYCWFF is scheduled for Thursday, October 10 thru Sunday October 13. Thi… Read More
2019-07-09 21:17
Denver, Colorado is the site of the large Slow Food Nations festival  taking place July 19-21, 2019. The theme for this year’s festival is Tradition Meets Innovation. The fes… Read More

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