The other day we had the opportunity to try a #Viognier from @hickorycreekwinery in this beautiful setting in FL. One of our favorite aromatic grape varieties, the @miwinetrail is doing some amazing and interesting things with Old World grape varieties in the newest of the New World. Stay with us as we continue talking about the incredible things #winemakers like our partner Adam McBride are doing in the most unlikely of places. The wine world is bigger than you know :). 🥂
Friday night call! 🧀🍷 Carbonara pasta, cheese platter and we also had special dates stuffed with goat cheese and rolled in prosciutto. 😋 We chose a Georgian wine, the grape varietal is Saperavi 🍇that originates from Georgia 🇬🇪. - "Wine is meant to be with food - that's the point of it." - Take a look on our article : Food & Wine pairing By Jeannette LeBlanc.
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Hi everybody! Two months ago we were spending time in the Finger Lakes, Bordeaux, and Columbia Valley visiting wine regions. We know #winetravel is complex but we're here to make it simple...and custom. Stay tuned to what we are up tomorrow! #blindtasting
We have a lot of news coming up this week. Team meetings, great wines, blind tastings and much more! Keep up with our feed and stories to absorb everything we are going to share with you! We wish you all an amazing week!
We were recently invited to France by the Sweet Bordeaux Wine Board to showcase the region’s sweet wine styles and production practices, in addition to the incredible food pairing potential that is putting many classic pairings to shame. When we think about Bordeaux, our minds immediately gravitate towards the legendary dry red wines of Margaux, Graves, St. Emillion, Paulliac, Pomerol and others. But why is Southern Bordeaux and its 10 Sweet Appellations so overlooked? These are wines. Not dessert wines, but incredibly versatile and flavorful food pairers. After all, fine wine production began with making sweet wines here centuries ago, not the dry reds. Now, #Winetraveler is working with these AOCs to help expose these special wines to the mainstream consumer. Take a look at our first article in on Sweet Bordeaux series to get a sense of why this region is so special. We’ll be covering several AOCs, Chateau and food pairings over the coming weeks, so get ready to expand your mind to a new dimension of the wine world 🤓 🥂 😊 👉🏼 https://www.winetraveler.com/bordeaux/sweet-bordeaux-white-wines-regions-aoc/
Friday in Floralda!🌹
Can't think of a better way to get the drinks started on this hot day. We're serving up notes of fresh rose petals for everybody! We're drinking a 100% frence #Grenache rosé. The perfect #HappyHour 👌🏼. What's in your glass this evening? 😍 - Natália
A city that truly has it all, #Lisbon blends together a rich historical past with a contemporary food scene, pristine beaches and eclectic #art . With friendly locals, delicious local cuisine and colorful tiles at every turn, Lisbon is a dream for those wanting to immerse themselves in #Portuguese culture. Plus, this coastal city is one of Europe’s most affordable capitals. Today, #Winetraveler ’s European correspondent Lori Zaino covers 10 essential and authentic things to do during your visit to Lisbon, Portugal. Find out more at the link in our profile! 👉🏼 https://www.winetraveler.com/portugal/10-authentic-unique-things-to-do-in-lisbon-portugal/
Who else is a fan of #Portuguese wine 🍷👋🏼? Visiting the #DouroValley and the Port Houses further down river in #Porto were some of the most magical wine experiences we’ve had so far, and that’s saying a lot for us! Our Brand Ambassador @nataliafabrizzi has been hard at work talking about our Portuguese winery partners on Winetraveler.com. Aside from the legendary port wines that originate here in the Douro, the dry reds are some of our favorite in the world. Do you have a favorite? Let us know in the comments! 👇🏼
Looking for an amazing #NewWorld wine experience? Canada’s 🇨🇦 #Ontario province has been growing wine for more than a century, and the region now has more than 180 wineries in what was the first commercial winegrowing area in Canada. #Winetraveler ’s Digital Editor @jeannette__leblanc has more at the link in our profile 👉🏼🍷 https://www.winetraveler.com/canada/how-to-explore-ontario-wine-country/
It’s #ElectionDay for the U.S. with the nationally observed #VeteransDay holiday this coming weekend, and #Winetraveler wants to share a special story and wine honoring U.S. Veterans and first responders. Last week, we introduced you to @mercer_estates and their commitment to community and family. Service is an important thread in the Mercer family fabric with many generations of Mercer’s having served in the U.S. #Military both in the states and abroad. They understand the commitment and sacrifices made by not only those that serve, but of the families that hold them dear; and giving back to those protecting all our communities is part of the family mission. Those of us old enough to remember the events of September are forever changed, but none more so than those personally impacted by the tragedies. Such was the case for the Mercer Estates’ family when United Flight 93 went down carrying Richard Guadagno. Richard, best friend to Mercer Estates’ Head of Viticulture John Derrick, was among the passengers who fought and died that day after the plane went down in a Pennsylvania field.
Upon learning of the days’ events, Rob Mercer, owner of Mercer Estates, like many other brave Americans across the country, reenlisted to serve. Previously a captain in the U.S. Marine Corps in the 1990’s, there was no question in Rob’s mind this was something he must do. Rob returned to active duty, leaving his wife and three very young children to serve in Afghanistan for another two years. Fortunately, Rob returned home safely. Upon doing so, he and John set to work on planting a special vineyard – Block 93. More at the link in our profile 👉🏼 https://www.winetraveler.com/washington-state/mercer-estates-eagle-plow-cabernet-story-veterans-first-responders/
Have you made your #Winter travel plans yet? Today on #Winetraveler we’re talking about 8 Charming #European destinations that evoke those nostalgic feelings of cozy settings and dramatic snow covered scenery ⛄️. Which is your favorite? Austria is one of our top picks! Find more inspiration here 👉🏼 https://www.winetraveler.com/travel-resources/best-winter-destinations-europe-itinerary/
It’s not just us! Just like cars need ethanol to travel far, so do certain wines need to be fortified to go the distance. Created by British merchants in the 18th century, a wine was made in order to be able to withstand long journeys. 🛳 That's the History behind #portwine ! Which is fortified when the fermentation reachs 6 to 9% of alcohol and then a distilled spirit is added at 77% vol.
Want to know more about this style of wine? 🍷check out
11 Must know facts about Port wine and Fortified wine at 👉🏼 https://www.winetraveler.com/fortified-wine/facts-about-port-wine/
Mmmmm... really enjoyed this #Sangiovese Rosé from @ferraricarano 🍷❄️😋😍. Dry, fruit-forward and floral with playful tones of strawberry and watermelon. While winter may be coming, it’s still hot here in South Florida. This was a perfect well-chilled pairing to bring along for a day out on the water 👌🏼. It’s not everyday you find a great Sangiovese-based dry Rosé crafted in #Sonoma !
On today’s featured article, #Winetraveler ’s Sommelier and Wine Director, Adam Sweders, breaks down the best wines to bring to parties and various social functions. Here’s how you can show up as a hero. Link in profile 👉🏼🥂🍷
What’s the oldest #wine you’ve ever tried (that still tasted good)? For us, it’s undoubtedly this 1949 #Sauternes from Chateau Gillette that we enjoyed with @juliegonetmedeville in Preignac. Impression of brown sugar, coffee, ripe prune, aged plum, vanilla, warm sugar, full floral aromas and orange marmalade. Despite its age, this wine still tasted incredibly fresh, absolutely unbelievable and unforgettable. 1949 was a powerful vintage, and these particular Sauternes are done with NO oak 🙌🏼🙌🏼.
Two weeks ago our Brand embassador @nataliafabrizzi was in San Obispo County and visited one of North America's world class wine-growing regions known as one of the best spots for #CabernetSauvignon , and other Bordeaux and Rhône varietals. Yes, you’re right! She was in the dry lands of #pasorobles 🍷 Tap on our website Paso Robles and discover more about great wineries to visit. See the link below:
Thanks to #Winetraveler Somm Adam Sweders for introducing us to Rajat Parr and Jordan Mackay and to @tenzingws for an amazing tasting, discussion and lunch. 🙌🏼🍷Just published, diving into the great wines of Europe! 📖