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Monthly Archives: February 2013

Vina Croatia, 2nd Annual Portfolio Tasting

Vina Croatia 2013 took place in New York City at the Astor Center. We arrived a few minutes early and waited for several minutes with other media members enthusiastic about tasting the wines of Croatia. The Astor Center is home to the Astor Wine Shop located on the lower (basement) level of this historic building. […]

Croatian Wines

Preparing for the International Wine Tourism Conference in Zagreb, Croatia next month, we experienced the Second Annual Portfolio Tasting, Vina Croatia yesterday at the Astor Center in New York City. We had a preview of some of the wines we will be exposed to in Croatia. Croatia makes wines from some of its 64 indigenous […]

Destination: Vina Croatia in NYC

As February draws to a close, it is time to look forward to March. For Kathy and me, that means looking forward to our visit to Croatia, it wines, people, vineyards and the International Wine Tourism Conference. At last year’s IWINETC, Vina Croatia presented some of the wines from Croatia. The well organized event wet […]

Slow Food Vast Wine Event for Charity – April 27

Set aside April 27 to enjoy the Slow Food Vast Wine event at Rappahannock Cellars in Huntly, Virginia.

Short Wine Webisodes from Kevin Zraly

Kevin Zraly is perhaps best known as the creator of the Windows on the World Wine School. He has now made four very short webisodes that were recently released.

Is Wine Losing its Romance?

I recently read an article by Richard L. Elia titled Wine’s Decline The romance of wine is spent. The article was posted on the Quarterly Review of Wines website. The author spoke of why the print version of the Quarterly Review of Wines was abandoned. One of his reasons was that the romance of wine was […]

Passport to Woodinville Welcomes Wine Lovers

Woodinville, just outside of Seattle, is home to numerous wineries both large and small. Travelers and tourists do not need to travel far between wineries. The area, only 30 minutes from Seattle, is not known for vineyards, as the weather is not conducive to growing quality wine grapes. Wineries source grapes from the Walla Walla, […]

Pennsylvania’s Susquehanna Heartland Wine Trail Spring Event

As spring approaches more wine trails have plans for wine trail events. Check out the Susquehanna Heartland Wine Trail annual March festivities.

Insignia at Iridescence

Last evening we had dinner at Iridescence in Detroit’s Motor City Casino. In addition to the beautiful setting on the 16th floor of the hotel, we had a wonderful wine from Joseph Phelps Vineyards. The 2008 Insignia was mostly a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon with a little Petit Merlot and even less Merlot added. The […]

Potato Mushroom Pie with Caramelized Onions with a Splash of Wine

This recipe for Potato Mushroom Pie with Caramelized Onions, from Idaho® Potato Commission, would be extra delicious on a cold winter day. Since the recipe calls for a splash of dry white wine, enjoy the leftover wine with dinner.

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