The Secret Garden of Bolivian Wine

This week’s intimate wine tasting with a producer was one that was completely new to me. I’ve been labeled as someone who revels in all the weird little niche regions–like I started ringing the bell on Virginia wine years ago when everyone still thought nothing of it, and I recently had an eye-opening experience with…

Charming Chilean Carménère

Few grapes have been so widely misunderstood as Chilean Carménère. Once thought to be nothing more than Merlot, this grape has had a pretty short lifespan as its own namesake in the country where it is now considered a flagship. It was in 1994, just about 25 years ago that Carménère was discovered to be…

Tasting Texas Hill Country Wine at Fall Creek Vineyards on Winetraveler.com

Finally, some fresh winetasting content in 2020 from a new-to-me winery. We had the opportunity to visit Fall Creek Vineyards at their Driftwood, Texas location earlier this month. Wow, what a great little family-owned winery in Texas Hill Country. Ed & Susan Auler are just the sweetest owners, full of hospitality & stories. Tasting Texas…

Bodegas CARO: A Partnership in Wine

What happens when you combine two historically significant winemaking families from iconic regions in the Old and New World in a historic winery location set to the backdrop of the Andes Mountains? It may seem like a dream for many wine lovers, but this scenario does, in fact, exist in real life at Bodegas CARO…

Discover Mendoza’s Wine Country on Winetraveler.com

Amazing Argentina:  A beautiful country full of natural wonders and lots of wine. It’s the land of Malbec, which has a rich history and story to tell. Just last week, I had the pleasure of attending an event hosted by Bodega Catena Zapata, where we had the opportunity to taste through several lines of premium…

Luigi Bosca, Argentina’s Oldest Family-Run Winery

It may seem as though I write quite frequently about Argentina and Argentine wine, and that is true. I did spend six weeks in the country back in 2017, which is the longest I’ve spent consecutively living and traveling around a country outside of the U.S., so needless to say, Argentina has a place in…