Tag: wine travel
Forbes Article: Piedmont Wine Region, Home Of Italian Royalty And More
Mountainous terrain, Mediterranean sun, and grand cru vineyards, its no wonder Piedmont is home to Italy’s finest wine. Yet, there is so much more to this exquisite wine region
Forbes Article: 36 Of The Best Pinot Noirs Willamette Valley Has To Offer
My love of Pinot Noir is no more a secret than my love of Willamette Valley. Over the course of the last 12 months, I’ve had the pleasure of tasting A LOT of fabulous Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. In fact, WV is one of the only wine regions I visited earlier this year. After reviewing…
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: 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: Have You Noticed Lodi Is Producing World-Class White Wines
California’s Lodi wine region is home to a hot, dry Mediterranean climate. As a result, it is most often associated with red wine. While Lodi does produce an array of red wines, it is increasingly gaining international attention for its stunning white wines. In my latest article for Forbes learn more about Lodi’s killer white…
Innform’s 10 of the Best Wine Accounts All Aspiring Sommeliers Need to Follow
On Monday, June 10th it was brought to my attention I was included among hospitality web site, Innform, latest top 10 list. When I saw the names on the list, I was overwhelmed to see my name among them. You will find on this list several of the wine industry’s top professionals. Please take a…
Forbes Article: 3 European Wine Regions Producing High-Quality Pinot Noir
Any Pinot Noir fans out there? I adore it, and there are so many wonderful wine regions that produce it well. Of course, Burgundy is the benchmark, but there are a few additional European wine regions that produce lovely Pinot Noir at value prices. In my latest ForbesLife article, I share 3 such regions to…
Forbes Article: Look Beyond Châteauneuf-du-Pape For Outstanding Southern Rhône Red Wines
My latest Forbes Life article, takes a journey to southern Rhône to look beyond Châteauneuf-du-Pape for outstanding red wines with less lofty price tags. Come with me and explore the Crus Cairanne, Rasteau, Lirac, and Gigondas for high quality, affordable, southern Rhône red wines.
Forbes Article: These Boutique Family-Owned Wineries in Willamette Valley Can’t Be Missed
One of the many charms of Willamette Valley is the host of family-owned wineries. Some of the larger ones offer incredible tasting experiences, while the smaller ones afford wine lovers the opportunity to sit down and taste wine with the owner/wine maker. In my Forbes Life latest article, I introduce you to 5 boutique family-owned…
Forbes Article – 5 French Wine Routes To Explore This Fall
Experiencing other cultures through travel is one of life’s greatest joys. In my latest article for Forbes digital I explore five French wine regions through their historic wine routes. Going beyond wine, these routes take would be adventurers through some of France’s most iconic regions, diving into history, culture, and stunning landscapes.