Discover Chile’s Wine Country on Winetraveler.com

Wine isn’t all fun and games and which bar are we going to next. Sometimes, we have to get down into the nitty-gritty about wine regions, grapes, soils, farming, etc… One of the great things about the website Winetraveler is that the site offers insights into all of these facets of wine. Discover Chile’s Wine…

“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…

The “King” of Cabernet Sauvignon & His Boutique Winery

During the time that I worked as a wine consultant in South Florida, I was lucky enough to meet one of the most famous winemakers in the industry who had been appropriately crowned the title, “The King of Cabernet Sauvignon” in 1988. The title was earned while he was winemaker at Groth Vineyard, and Robert…

The Gospel of Wine

When, exactly, was the beginning of viniculture as we know it? Obviously, wild grapevines have been growing on earth as long as there has been vegetation on the planet, but when, exactly, did humans start cultivating grapes to make wine? This question is fiercely debated by scholars who are schooled way beyond my level of…

Capitol Vineyards, Far from Capitol Hill

Virginia never ceases to amaze me with its rich history and climate potential for the winemaking business.  Though it is the oldest wine-producing state in the country, Virginia is very new when it comes to mass-producing and marketing wines made in the area. Most of the vineyards that you will find in this state are…

Desert Rose Winery: Old West Charm Meets New Virginia Wine

Beyond the hustle of the busy DC city life that extends out a little ways into the hills of suburban Northern Virginia, you will stumble upon some of the most beautifully uncorrupted, heavenly land that God must have placed on earth as a reminder of things to come for those of us who are good….

Virginia Wine in Spring Time

Yesterday, the weather in Northern Virginia finally started to show signs of spring…finally. It was absolutely beautiful! Temperatures were in the mid-60s, sunny, and not a cloud in the sky. Hello Spring! What do we do in the mid-Atlantic when the weather is divine? We drink wine! As I’ve mentioned in some of my previous posts, Virginia…