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Monthly Archives: July 2013

A Computer as an Instructional Tool for Wine Tasting

What color is a wine? How intense is the aroma? Is the wine’s acid lively? Would you say the alcohol in a wine is weak, balanced or hot? These questions may intimidate beginning as well as experienced wine tasters. They need not turn curious wine enthusiasts away though. With the help of a computer and […]

Harvesting Grapes at Messina Hof Winery

About 150 people showed up for the harvest at Messina Hof Winery in Bryan, Texas today. A testament of how much this winery is appreciated in the Lone Star State. Paul Mitchell Bonarrigo, son of founders Paul and Merrill Bonarrigo, gave a brief family history, history of the vineyard and instructions for harvesting grapes. The […]

“A Wine Tourist’s Guide: Visiting Tasting Rooms”

For years we have monitored our website traffic. One article, month after month, year after year, has consistently had the most views. That article is Tasting Room Etiquette. In the spring of 2013, we decided that since that is the most viewed article over a seven year period of time, we should expand the content […]

Wines of Portugal Sweepstakes in the U.S.

Whether you are intimately familiar with wines from Portugal or want to learn about them, you will want to participate in the 2013 Wines of Portugal U.S. Facebook sweepstakes.

6th Annual New York City Wine & Food Festival

Will you be in New York City for the annual Wine & Food Festival scheduled for October 17 through October 20?

Disappointment with Wine Tour Operator

We have returned from France and have had time to reflect on our recent trip. Most of the trip included visiting wineries/vineyards in Champagne, Burgundy and Bordeaux. The tour was set up by Anglatin Ltd. and in France we encountered Agripass. The disappointment started prior to the trip. I emailed Anglatin a request for a […]

Special Wine Events for July 19 to July 25

Many wineries offer more than wine tastings. At home and on vacation wine lovers can find an array of winery events to attend.Look for wine and food events, live music events, Karaoke Night, painting classes and more. Below is a list of this week’s events offered by wineries who advertise with Wine Trail Traveler.

Deborah and David Hansen a Bit of Walla Walla in France

The Hansens established Cougar Crest Winery in 2001. Both attended Washington State University in the 1970s and pursued careers in the San Francisco area. Deborah’s career was in pharmacy while David’s was in veterinary medicine. During the nearly two decades living in California, the couple visited wineries and became interested in making wine. They purchased […]

Andy and Heidi Shepherd, Touring French Vineyards and Wineries

Heidi recalls that she had a house with a two car garage. She married Andy, and one day one of the cars was moved out of the garage so Andy could make wine. Using Washington fruit, Andy had success. Soon the other car was moved out of the garage so that the garagistes winery could […]

Harold Thoreen and Suzanne Haggard, WSU France Wine Regions Trip

Harold enjoys drinking wine and has been a wine enthusiast since the early 1970s. Suzanne enjoys working with plants. Blending their two passions, it made sense for them to join others in a partnership to plant a vineyard along the Columbia River, not far from Chelan, Washington. This area is a new frontier for wine […]

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