Is it just the media, or is everyone freaking out about what wines to serve at Thanksgiving dinner? It's a common headline around this time of year, and I'm part of the writing frenzy, too. Chardonnay or Cabernet? Gamay or Sangiovese? There are so many choices that sometimes you can get decision fatigue just thinking … Continue reading On Coravin: Choosing a Wine for Every Type of Thanksgiving Meal
Paul Mabray, a wine professional I follow on Twitter, recently tweeted that "Winery sustainability is NOT just about the environmental impact. It’s about living wages, work/life balance, healthy vendors, social contracts, community contributions, R&D investments and esp. making profit." I retweeted the comment because I thought it was poignant, but I didn't realize at the … Continue reading On Coravin: Domaine Bousquet: Pioneering Sustainability in Argentina’s Mendoza Wine Region
Several years ago when I first met Aurelio Montes, Jr., winemaker at Montes Wines in Chile, to taste his wines during a visit to Miami Beach, he explained to me the process of using Gregorian chants in his cellars where some of the premium Montes wines aged in barrels. It was a technique that I … Continue reading On Coravin: The Mystical Role of Music in Winemaking
If you find yourself traveling north to south through France, there's a good chance that you may end up somewhere along the beautiful Rhône River at some point during your journey. In fact, during a recent trip through French wine country, we ended up inadvertently crossing that river a total of about 20 times--although, this is … Continue reading On Coravin: What’s So Special About Châteauneuf-du-Pape?
"What grows together goes together." This is one of the rules of wine and food pairing, and the rule I go by when pairing seafood and the Spanish specialty, Albariño. Follow me as I walk through five seafood and Albariño pairings in my latest article for the Coravin wine blog. (You may be surprised by … Continue reading On Coravin: Albariño & Seafood: A Wine & Food Pair Made in Paradise
Have you ever been to Salta, Argentina? Salta may not be as well-known as Mendoza, but it has a beautiful wine country that can boast the oldest winery in Argentina and some of the highest vineyards in the world. Check out my article on the Coravin company blog for some suggestions on where to taste … Continue reading On Coravin: Road Tripping and Tasting through Salta Wine Country
Sometimes, I get to write about things that really bring me joy— like Virginia wine! Or better yet, a friend and fellow ‘Cane who is making waves in the wine industry through his very successful bi-coastal winery. Thanks to Coravin for the opportunity to highlight Kirk Wiles and the FIRST bi-coastal winery in the U.S., Paradise … Continue reading On Coravin: From Sea to Shining Sea: America’s First Bi-Coastal Winery
Check out my first article for the Coravin company blog and journey with me through the land of Grenache!