Forbes Latest: History In A Glass: The Intoxicating Quality Of Old Vine Wines
Historical old vines are time machines, prophets, and cherished family heirlooms. They also produce some of the world’s most intoxicating wine.
Forbes Article: Yarra Valley Wine Growers Embrace Phylloxera Infestation As An Opportunity To Prepare For Climate Change
What is a wine region to do when faced with two devastating threats? This question is top of mind in Australia’s Yarra Valley, where they are dealing with a phylloxera infestation and climate change. When I asked Mac Forbes, winemaker/owner Mac Forbes Wines, he replied, “Can I flip a coin?” Surprisingly, the overall attitude in…
Forbes Article: There Is More Than One Way To Sparkle: Celebrate With Bubbles From Around The World
While Champagne remains the benchmark for sparkling wine, today high-quality bubbles are produced around the world. This year, why not try something new? Add dazzle to your celebration with unexpected bubbles.
Female Winemakers are Making Waves
Becoming a multi-award winning winemaker takes hard work and dedication. Add strength, moxie, intelligence, and class and you’ve got Virginia Willcock, Vasse Felix chief winemaker since 2006. Outspoken about low intervention winemaking and passionate about expressing terroir in every sip, Willcock has elevated Vasse Felix, Margaret River’s founding wine estate and benchmark for the region’s…
It’s Time to Rediscover Australian Shiraz
What is the first grape that comes to mind when you hear Australia? Shiraz is as synonymous to Australia as vegemite. However, Australian Shiraz has experienced an identity crisis. The US wine market was flooded with inexpensive, over-ripe Shiraz that was initially well received and highly consumed, yet overtime spawned questions as to whether Australian…
Savoring The Land Down Under with South Australian #Wine
“Do you come from a land down under? Where women glow and men plunder? Can’t you hear, can’t you hear the thunder? You better run, you better take cover.” Down Under, Men at Work 1981
Springtime Lunch with Friends in February
While the eastern seaboard was pummeled with snow in February and the west coast received flooding amounts of rain Dallas saw many spring like days with sunshine and temps in the 60s and even 70! The weather provided the perfect opportunity for a ladies lunch get together and instead of heading to a restaurant, this…
Hangin with Friends and Snakes
We had been discussing going out to dinner with some friends of ours for years. My son played hockey with their son since they were both barely able to walk. Over the years and many travel teams later we have spent a lot of time with them but not a lot of one on one…