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Monthly Archives: June 2013

A Jura Savagnin

We spent a few wonderful days with friends in the French countryside in Condal. Last evening we had an opportunity to taste a wine from the Jura wine region of France. We were forewarned about this wine. The aroma immediately reminded me of a sherry. The color was a yellow to dark yellow and assorted […]

Discovering the Wines of Savoie near Mont-Blanc

After a cancelled flight and a missed connection, we finally arrived in the Savoie region of France. We visited Domaine Belluard in Ayse. The predominant grape grown in the vineyards is the indigenous grape Gringet. It is believed that the grape pre-dates the time of the Romans. We tasted an absolutely wonderful Brut made with […]

Fun Wine Events for this Coming Week

If you haven’t made plans to visit a winery yet, check out these upcoming wine events! Enjoy!

Flight Cancelled? Enjoy a Flight.

Flight cancelled, then recreated itinerary with another airline left us at Philadelphia International Airport with too much time to kill. So we ambled off looking for wine. Vino and Volo is a wine bar in Terminal B near Terminal A. I decided to try a Pinot Noir flight since Kathy and I are headed to […]

Watch A Winemaker Disgorge a Bottle of Sparkling Wine by Hand

On a recent visit to Quebec, we visited Le Cep d’Argent where we were very fortunate to have an opportunity to talk with François Scieur the winemaker and master of sparkling wines. François demonstrated disgorgement of a bottle of sparkling wine by hand.

Chilled Grilled Chicken Breast with Domaine du Sac Artichoke Sauce

The recipe below is from Wollersheim Winery located in Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin.

Quimera, a Bordeaux-style Wine from Argentina

While enjoying a summer meal we opened a bottle of wine from Argentina. The wine sent to us for our review was Quimera 2010 from Achaval-Ferrer.

A Week’s Worth of Wine and Music Fun!

Tomorrow is the first day of summer. According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac website the 2013 summer solstice begins at 1:04 Eastern Daylight time. Below are an array of wine events to enjoy during the first official week of summer.

Preparing for France

In 2006, when Kathy and I began Wine Trail Traveler, we thought we had to visit California. We did that year and have visited wine regions in that state several times since. Slowly we began to visit wineries outside of the United States, starting with Ontario, Canada. Then there was an opportunity to visit Tuscany […]

Reflections on Quebec Wineries

Yes there are wineries in Quebec. Yes, they have vineyards are a growing grapes. Yes, they make excellent Vin de Glace, Icewine, although most growers have to alter their methods a bit different than growers in Ontario. At an earlier conference this year a writer asked me why I was going to visit wineries in […]

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