It's almost Friday! And my head is already thinking about weekend plans... Do you fancy my bag? 😅 Seriously this is a wine bag... quite stylish. 😉 But most importantly I’ve used this one on a few different occasions when I travel to keep wine cold 🌬. Whether you're taking it on a hike, to your friend's house, a picnic or to the beach it's definitely a tool every Winetraveler must have 👌🏼 What’s the most important Wine Travel accessory you can’t leave home without? 😄Tell us in the comments! Plus, we’ve got some other recommendations here 👉🏼 https://www.winetraveler.com/travel-resources/wine-travel-accessories/ Cheers! 🍷
It’s golden hour, and we’re getting our plans together to take you all along with us to some beautiful wine regions this year. Planning the perfect trip isn’t always easy, so we’ve mapped out some planning strategies and also offer some destination inspiration today on Winetraveler.com. What country would you want to visit first? Link in bio! 👉🏼 https://www.winetraveler.com/travel-resources/how-to-plan-a-wine-tasting-trip/
Today, we’ve reached 4K followers on Instagram! ❤ Wine is the type of beverage that people like to share and that’s what makes it so special for us. It brings people together.🍷We’ve traveled to many beautiful landscapes and shared hundreds of unique wines in the last few months...😍 We want to thank all of the support we’ve had from you #Winetravelers ! Keep up with us to see where we'll take you next. Cheers! ✈️🤗
There’s nothing like pairing seafood with wine! Let's be realistic, Italian whites, like this Falanghina from Campania, are always a blast with seafood, and these "American style" #oysters covered with bacon and cheese, come on! Does it get any better? Makes my mouth water just looking at this photo. The wine in this picture you can find at Total Wine for just around $20 .... and trust me it's an amazing price for the quality. That's our pick for #WineWednesday — what's yours? Looking for more seafood and wine pairings. We talk about several in the article below and at our bio 😉! 👇🏼 https://www.winetraveler.com/food-pairing/white-wine-with-seafood/
How about this sunset 🌅😍? Recently, the #Winetraveler team had the opportunity to visit with our friends over at @hickorycreekwinery in the Lake Michigan Shore AVA, an up-and-coming wine region we’re excited to tell you about. . . Wine has a unique way of bringing people together and forming connections that inspire, teach, create a sense of community and in some cases even begin friendships. As frequent Winetravelers, this type of experience is easily our favorite and exactly what brought us to wine travel in the first place. We spoke with winemaker Adam McBride at length. He and his team at Hickory Creek Winery are passionate about wine, the Lake Michigan Shore terroir and its impressive possibilities, and most importantly, they are excited to share it with their visitors in an approachable, friendly and personal way. And we’re excited to introduce you! We’ve got the whole interview and how you can visit this special place at the link in our bio 👉🏼🍷🍷
There’s always an opportunity to start fresh. Nature proves this to us twice a year. The great natural metaphor for life presents itself on the vines in the Southern Hemisphere during December - February (Summer) and in the North in June - August. Opportunities to explore never cease for the #Winetraveler , although each season comes with its advantages and disadvantages. Take a look at how we consider traveling by season at the link in our profile, and how this can make a big impact on what you’re looking to get out of your trip! ✈️ What’s your favorite season to visit wine country? Photo from our friend @ren0807 on #WaihekeIsland , New Zealand.
Happy Monday Winetravelers! 😃 I hope all of you started the week thirsty like us! 😋 Today I want to offer you the opportunity to have access to a simple guide where you will be able to understand wine styles and regional preferences. Our Somm Adam Sweders @thepeoplessomm wrote it a quick and light read to begin the week. Always informative and fun like everything that Adam Writes! 😉Link below and also in our Bio ! 👇🏼 https://www.winetraveler.com/wine-resources/wine-for-beginners-guide-styles-taste-preferences/
This was a special moment. Discussing the late Sémillon harvest with the #Sauternes legend himself, Comte Alexandre de Lur Saluces and his son, Comte Phillipe at Chateau de Fargues. The Lur Saluces family is one of oldest in the region here, and has been one of the most influential as it relates to #winemaking in Bordeaux since the 17th century. Alexandre managed @yquem_official for 36 years. We had lunch with the Lur Saluces family, in their 13th century fortress on the Fargues grounds, as well as with @sweetbordeauxofficiel, focusing on various food pairings with 3 different vintages of Fargues. Swipe left to see a bit of the experience and some of the pairings.
Looking back on some of the special people we’ve met and wines we’ve tried in the past few months. Like this rare #Sauternes from the 1945 vintage we opened with @juliegonetmedeville and @xaviergonet in Preignac. (The wine was in perfect condition and still had more room to age). For myself, it’s the most memorable thing I’ve ever tried. Take a look at our story to see how this bottle was uncorked. We’ll be talking a bit more about #Bordeaux this week, including food pairings of both aged and youthful Southern Bordeaux whites, and you might be surprised what they’re capable of 😲🥂.
Every Friday I'm going to post a video here. 😃👏🏼! This first one is about Wine and Food pairing. The wine is from Mendoza -Argentina, the grape is Torrontés and the producer is Casa Orfila. Take a look at our story for more, including cooking the white fish and the picture of the final meal. 📝 #winenotes : super aromatic, white flowers, peach, and honeysuckle. On the palate medium body, medium plus acidity, feels light and fresh. 😋
Hi everyone, as we’ve received many new followers and subscribers lately I wanted to introduce myself for those who don’t know me. My name’s Greig Santos-Buch, one of the Co-Founders and CEO at Winetraveler.com. For myself and the rest of the Winetraveler team (who you’ll meet more of in the coming weeks), it's not just about visiting the next winery in a region, it's about getting the most out of your travel experience as a whole. . . That's why we're helping to change the travel game. To expose the people, the culture behind the wine, the food, the history of a city (like the 14,000 year old Celtic story here in Hallstatt), the nooks and crannies you might otherwise miss. And we're making it easy to do. Looking for some inspiration? I published a piece on how #travel can make you smarter (link in bio), and within that article you'll find a link to 70 motivational quotes to help get you out the door and explore. . . Keep an eye on #Winetraveler this year! A lot of exciting things are coming and we're excited to share and simplify the travel lifestyle for you.
The Winetraveler team recently visited ✈️ Dablon Winery in Michigan and we had a vineyard tour led by Bill Schopf. Afterwards, I saw a frame in the tasting room with the vineyards divided in blocks. That made me want to talk about it with you all! All #wineries divide their vineyards in Blocks, do you know why? . . There are many things that make an impact on the vineyard. Most of the time the soil changes a lot, in some cases you can tell the difference from one row to another on the taste of the grapes and vigor of the vine. The soil will influence the #flavor profile. 🍷 For example, if there is a forest near the #vineyard or a river, the soil can also change in that area as you may have a shadow from the trees which will affect sun exposure, and directly on the ripeness of the grapes.🍇 . . We’re happy to answer any questions you have on the way vines are planted, just write in the comments!😉
In case you missed it, we’ve been talking about some of the #SparklingWines coming from New York’s #FingerLakes region. See the link in our bio for why you should not only taste some of these wines, but visit to enjoy the beautiful setting and relaxed vibes here. This one comes from @pleasantvalleywine’s Great Western brand. Made up predominantly of Chardonnay from the East Side of @senecalakewine, it’s blended with a touch of Pinot Noir from their sparkling Burgundy Cuvée. It’s a bone dry blend, with crisp hints of tree and stone fruits and strawberries offering a slight perception of sweetness. The bubbles are quite fine too! We love drinking this style by the water. 🥂
Summer time #WineWednesday choice is a Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc from Provenance Vineyards (yes, it’s summer in Brazil 🇧🇷). . If you ever make a Napa Valley Trip ( and of course I recommend you do it with us 😉) a must visit is Provenance Vineyards. It's located in the Rutherford AVA. Not only is their Sauv delicious but their Cabs and Bordeaux blends are also out of this world .😋🍷I worked on the #winemaking team in 2016 in the winery . Their vineyards are in a premium location and region and the winemaking is quality focused. (Far from a supermarket wine). Only high tech equipment and a smart and passionate team dedicated to making the best. 😉 . . Curious about the notes on this wine 📝 ? There's a tropical touch to it-was a warm year-in addition to citrus backed by fresh acidity that brings a lot of life to this wine. There’s a complexity to it from the oak ( blend of barrel fermented, stainless steel and concrete egg) a ripe mouth feel and a 14.9% . Drink it cold and slow 😉
We all know that #Champagne is made with the Traditional Method, but did you know that in New York, more specifically in the #fingerlakes , they’ve been making outstanding Traditional Method Sparkling Wine for many years? - A famous winery named Pleasant Valley Wine Company ( @pleasantvalleywine ) was the first US bonded winery and recognized worldwide for its high quality sparkling wines, beating French champagnes in International Competitions! 🍾 They are the largest producer of bottle-fermented Champagne in the eastern United States, and they can still officially refer to their sparkling wine as Champagne due to the 158-year history! - 🍇When visiting the Finger Lakes you can also try high quality Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Rkatsiteli in both dry and sparkling formats. The region is surrounded by Lakes which have a great influence on the wine growing area making their wines unique. In addition to beautiful lakeside views while wine tasting. - 🥂😍 ✈️ Love Sparkling Wine? Winetraveler will introduce you to some of the best. Check out more about the best Finger Lakes wineries making sparkling wine. Link is in our bio and below 👇🏼 https://www.winetraveler.com/new-york/best-finger-lakes-wineries-sparkling-wine/
Hey Guys! 🤗 Not a long time ago I heard about winemaking in New York. Although since 1950 when Dr. Konstantin Frank arrived in the US, and started growing higher quality European #vinifera grape stocks, they've been making pretty amazing wines there! 🍇Within the 6 major AVAs of the Northeastern United States, such as Long Island, Hudson River, Champlain Valley, Finger Lakes, Niagara Escarpment and Lake Erie. The #FingerLakes is the AVA with the most #wineries throughout. Click on the link in our Bio and check out our article - How to explore the Finger Lakes wine region according to a Master Sommelier.
No, we’re not in Chablis, we’re just drinking Chablis on a mountain in Norway 🇳🇴 after swimming in Skomakerdiket Lake. Chablis is one of our favorite Burgundian regions for #Chardonnay , and apparently it is for the Norwegians as well. Everywhere we went in this country, we were getting Chablown out of the water. Today, DipWSET Sommelier and President of San Francisco’s Grape Experience Wine & Spirits school, Adam Chase, explains on Winetraveler what makes these wines special, why they’re so sought after and what they taste like. 👉🏼 https://www.winetraveler.com/france/chablis-wine-taste-region-burgundy/
So many great wines, so many amazing experiences, so many options. Today, we're taking a look at 13 #WineRegions that are worth a visit in 2019. Some of these you may be familiar with, others may be a surprise. In either case, they all offer something special and memorable. Which is the first one you'd like to explore?👇🏼 https://www.winetraveler.com/travel-resources/13-best-wine-regions-visit-around-the-world/