Alentejo Regional Profile on Winetraveler.com

Remember travel? It used to be a regular part of my life. In fact, I missed out on a big trip to Spain this year that was supposed to happen at the end of March. It has been a sore spot in my mind during this COVID time. While we stay at home, and wear…

Five Wines You Should Bring on the Houseboat During the Fall

Red wine lovers, rejoice! I have an article for you. Picture this: it’s about 50 degrees outside, the sun is shining, and you’re sitting comfortably in a living room floating down a wide river. Yes, you’re watching college football on a big-screen TV, and you look to the left out the window and see nothing…

5 Wine Regions to Visit in 2019

Deciding where to plan your next wine vacation can be a bit daunting. With so many options from Napa to New Zealand, it’s easy to see how any wine-o can develop decision fatigue. Do you want to drink Pinot Grigio or Pinotage? Would you rather sip Sauvignon Blanc or Semillon? Visit the ocean or the…

“Wine” Photography

Some of you may know that I dabble in amateur photography.  I’ve submitted a few photos from my trip to Argentina this past May to the annual Smithsonian photo contest. One of my favorites is a snap I took at Piattelli Vineyards outside of Cafayate, Argentina in the Salta Province. This photo showcases the vines…

New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc in the Summertime

As an avid red wine drinker, I usually do not find myself getting all excited about a certain type of white wine. However, it is Hot Hot Hot outside, and the big reds are just not as enticing as they are when the weather is slightly less sticky. So what is my new summertime wine…

The Southernmost Winery

The best part about “moving home,“ even if it is temporarily, or especially if it is temporarily, is that you get to discover places and things that you may not have explored before when you were too busy taking everything for granted.  Though I miss spending my weekends traversing Virginia Wine Country, and whipping my…

Pilot Friends, Help Me Out

To those of you who really know me, it may not come as a surprise to learn that I am absolutely fascinated by flight. From the many times that I flew solo on weekends to visit my father starting at the age of 6 (the youngest Gold Status frequent flyer in US Air’s history), to…

Photos from Austria

…and also some iPhone photos from the Austrian portion of my Europe trip.