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Wines of Madeira, Portugal

Sharing is caring!FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+LinkedinRedditStumbleUponTumblremailSituated north of Tenerife, in the Atlantic Ocean, Madeira Island is Part of the Madeira archipelago. The province enjoys the status of an Outermost Region of the European Union, as an autonomous region of Portugal.  Blessed...

Wines of California

Sharing is caring!FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+LinkedinRedditStumbleUponTumblremailIf one region could best represent wines of the world, it would be California boasting the most diverse wine growing and producing region. In its beginning, California has long been known for large quantity low quality...

Wines of Rheingau, Germany

Sharing is caring!FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+LinkedinRedditStumbleUponTumblremailSituated in the state of Hesse, Rheingau is the smallest wine region of Germany. Though small, this province gained an undisputable reputation, producing some of the best Riesling wines the country has to offer. Rheingau is...

White wine with fish and red wine with meat, true or false?

Sharing is caring!FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+LinkedinRedditStumbleUponTumblremailIf you drink wines long enough, you probably heard of the rule of thumb in food pairings: “White wine with fish (seafood) and red wines for meat.” Well, that’s not always the case. It all depends...

Industry Tasting at Pessagno Winery, Syrah Idyll Times Vineyard San Benito County 2007

Sharing is caring!FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+LinkedinRedditStumbleUponTumblremailTasted: September, 2010 Out of dozens of wineries in the area, Pessagno was one of the first few I visited.  At the time, they were pouring their 2007 Syrah from Idyll Times Vineyard.  San Benito county...

Wines of Dao, Portugal

Sharing is caring!FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+LinkedinRedditStumbleUponTumblremailDão is a wine region situated in northern Portugal, neighboring some of the most important wine provinces in the area: Bairrada to the west, Beira Interior to the east, Vinho Verde to the north-west, and other...

Wines of Bairrada, Portugal

Sharing is caring!FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+LinkedinRedditStumbleUponTumblremailBairrada is a small wine province situated just south of the famous Porto region and in the north-central area of Portugal, it is the westernmost sub-region in the administrative province of Beiras. The area is renowned...

California Champagne, Is there such thing?

Sharing is caring!FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+LinkedinRedditStumbleUponTumblremailThe name Champagne has become synonymous with the refreshing bubbly that we all come to love.  A celebration wouldn’t be complete without that magical pop followed by delicious taste of very expensive grape juice.  The alternative...