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Drinking well, in Bali

by  |  10-10-2019

If asking a potential tourist where they would like to go, the answer is probably, “Where there aren’t any other tourists.” This is of course an impossibility in our modern age of travel and what... more » If asking a potential tourist where they would like to go, the... more »

How to visit the Priorat wine region

by  |  27-01-2019 ~ 4 Comments

Despite the fact that I travel a lot for writing about wine, when I'm around in Priorat, I'm happy to lead tastings and tours. Sharing such great wines and opening up minds to how much... more » Despite the fact that I travel a lot for writing about wine,... more »
Mustard, Napa has it

Seeing the Napa Valley of now

by  |  26-03-2018

This past February, the impossible happened: I actually slept in Napa Valley. In fact, I slept seven nights and passed an entire week within the confines of these world-famous vineyards bracketed by the Mayacamas and... more » This past February, the impossible happened: I actually slept in Napa Valley.... more »

“Wine lies” are still lies

by  |  03-01-2017

My plans for New Years were probably similar to those not terribly game for the evening which was to say, chilling with my dog and a bottle of Champagne from the “decent” range. But, at... more » My plans for New Years were probably similar to those not terribly... more »

Traveling with wine & peace of mind: The VinGardeValise

by  |  27-06-2016

If I’m traveling, I pretty much always find myself traveling with wine and doing what I assume most people did which was to wrap bottles in my dirty laundry on the way back. Beyond a... more » If I’m traveling, I pretty much always find myself traveling with wine... more »

Rocking the Wine Cradle

by  |  08-04-2016

Awhile back I was sent a sample of this “Wine Cradle” from the Danish design group, Heveas. Of course I should add that somewhere en route to Spain, it vanished and so I was sent... more » Awhile back I was sent a sample of this “Wine Cradle” from... more »

Dumb SUV driver wipes out old vines

by  |  11-03-2016

Last weekend, a group of retired Barcelonians, out on a weekend jaunt in an undoubtedly ridiculous SUV destroyed a number of old vines when they drove in to a field claiming that they were “looking... more » Last weekend, a group of retired Barcelonians, out on a weekend jaunt... more »
The village of Porrera, seen from above

Who speaks what when visiting Priorat?

by  |  22-02-2016

Sometime back on the Facebook page of Vinologue, a student in Madrid sent a message infuriated that the official website of DOQ Priorat wasn’t available in Spanish. Back then as it is now, you could... more » Sometime back on the Facebook page of Vinologue, a student in Madrid... more »
Lovely in presentation as as well as flavor

Fernando de Castilla – Fino Antique

by  |  08-02-2016

When attending the Sherry Educators course last fall, I tried to schedule visits with some of the Sherry cellars in Jerez to round out my general knowledge of this lovely beverage by tasting as much... more » When attending the Sherry Educators course last fall, I tried to schedule... more »

Santorini, Assyrtiko, & Gaia

by  |  27-01-2016

If you don’t know the wines from the island of Santorini in Greece, just remember two things: the white grape, Assyrtiko and the flavor, delicious. That delicious part is pretty easy to remember but Assyrtiko... more » If you don’t know the wines from the island of Santorini in... more »
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