A Warm Welcome: Fenn Valley Vineyards

As a correspondent for American Winery Guide, I visit wineries and vineyards for the full tasting experience. I meet the staff, roam the property, try the wines and soak up the ambiance. Wineries, by nature, are welcoming spots…full of character, creativity and wisdom. If you are a wine lover, you’ll want to look closely at American…

An Empty Wineglass on Valentine’s Day {but first: Barolo}

“I like on the table, when we’re speaking, the light of a bottle of intelligent wine.” ― Pablo Neruda This weekend welcomes Valentine’s Day. There are philosophical camps regarding February 14: The Lovers and The Haters. You can guess what The Lovers are doing… The Haters have a point: certain Valentine happenings are annoying. They…

Dablon Vineyards: Yoga + Brunch

  In addition to being a writer, I’m also a certified Yoga instructor. Recently I discovered that a wine estate in Southwest Michigan, Dablon Vineyards, hosts a gorgeous Yoga session + brunch in their calm and comfortable tasting room. Laura Gelder, Tasting Room and Wine Club Manager, gave me the details of this morning event…

Maision M. Chapoutier Buys Château des Ferrages in Provence

This post was originally published at Provence WineZine. Legendary Rhône wine estate, Maison M. Chapoutier recently announced acquisition of the Provençal domaine, Château des Ferrages. Château des Ferrages Château des Ferrages is located between Aix-en-Provence and Saint-Maximin near the commune of Pourcieux.  The domaine produces Côtes-de-Provence AOP and Côtes-de-Provence Saint-Victoire AOP wines, primarily rosé as…

Thirst for Knowledge: Ladera Vineyards

I’m not sure when I had my first glass of wine, probably in college and it was probably cheap gunk. It’s likely that I shared it Megan, that much is probable. Even if we weren’t each-other’s first, many of the glasses I have since enjoyed have been with her. For full disclosure here, I love Megan. We…

I Might Pass This Way Again

Just like you, my husband and I love to visit wineries. Every trip we take, business or pleasure, renders at least a couple stops to taste local wines, even if the region doesn’t produce anything strong. We are interested not only in wine, but in winemakers – what they think about, how they got started,…

L’occasion: An Evening In with Sacha Lichine Rosé

Much chatter about New Year’s Eve. My circle seems to be hoping for an evening in, a seat at their own family table. Why not bring in a fresh new year with in comfort and quiet community? Being home, to me, means more than not going out. It means harmony and calm, delicious and abundant….

Day 10: to friends

#12daysofwine This one goes out to all my friends, old & new. Celebrations are much sweeter together! Thanks for reading with me this year!

Cheers!

#12daysofwinefacts Cheers to you, friendly readers & wine-lovers. It’s been much fun to share, write & read with all of you. If you have an end-of-year or holiday wine post, please share it in the comments! I’d love to have your festive notes featured here. Cheers!