My 1st Contribution to Planet of the Grapes: Funky Bubbles Democratize Sparkling Wine
Pét-nat, piquette, col fondo, and hybrids, a sparkling wine category I refer to as “funky bubbles,” are rising in popularity with winemakers and consumers in the US. In my first article for Planet of the Grapes, I sought to explore why these wines, some dating back to the Romans, are experiencing this sudden surge.
Forbes Article: Willamette Valley Riesling And Gamay Noir Are Worthy Of Attention
Willamette Valley is well-known for producing exceptional cool-climate Pinot Noir, and growing in recognition for outstanding Chardonnay, but there is more to this world-class region than these two grapes. A deeper look reveals two additional grapes cultivated here that are worthy of your attention. Learn more in my latest article for Forbes digital.
Forbes Article: Antiquity Meets Modernity In Alentejo, Resulting In Outstanding Wine
How familiar are you with Portuguese wine? Located just over an hour outside Lisbon is Altentejo, “the bread basket of Portugal.” This region is home to two historical towns, both UNESCO World Heritage sites, incredible food, and fabulous wine.
Forbes Article: 8 Italian Red Wines That Elicit Amore
By now you have likely encountered numerous listicles touting the best food, drink, or aphrodisiac to wow your mate for Valentine’s Day. I chose to keep it simple and go straight for the best-nothing elicits amore like Italian food paired with Italian wine!
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.
Forbes Article: Every Celebration Begins With Champagne
Champagne has long been synonymous with celebrations. Whether hosting a quiet dinner or large party, we’ve got your Champagne needs covered. Check out my latest for Forbes for a fabulous list of Champagne ranging from affordable to splurge-worthy, sure to please everyone.
Forbes Article: Holiday Gift Guide 2019: The Top Texas Wines For All Wine Lovers
Three-hundred and fifty years after the first vineyards were planted, Texas wine is finally having a moment. Due to a string of successful vintages, word is spreading—it’s time to pay attention to the fifth largest wine producing state. Mediterranean grapes from Spain, southern France, and Italy thrive in Texas. If you are looking for the…
Forbes Article: Holiday Gift Guide 2019: The Best Napa Valley Cabernets For Oenophiles
Wine brings joy to holiday gift giving. This list of killer Napa cabs is sure to please everyone in you list. Check out my latest Forbes article and let me know what you think. Happy Holidays!
Invitation to Join French #Winophiles Exploration of Rasteau
Long known for its Vin Doux Naturel wines in red and white, Rasteau, in southern Rhône Valley, was awarded Cru status for its dry red wines in 2010. The diverse soil gives the wines complexity and elegance. Lying within the Mistral corridor, Laurent Robert of Domaine Combre Juliere, describes the wines as “skeletons of the…