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Monthly Archives: June 2015

Returning from Cava Country

Kathy and I spent the last week of May and the first couple weeks of June in Catalonia, visiting cava producers and judging this year’s 50 Great Cavas. We were able to also visit three producers in Requena, in the Valencia Provence. Our trip was work related. We did not go site seeing although we […]

Visit Your Favorite Winery for July 4th Wine!

Are you looking for ideal ways to celebrate the 4th of July? Look no further than the wineries in your own backyard.

Bronx Grape Variety: A Difficult Grape Variety and Wine to Find

While visiting the Valencia province in Spain, we discovered a grape variety which seems to be quite rare.

IWINETC Offers Sponsor Opportunities

Plan to have your wine or tourism business represented at the International Wine Tourism Conference in 2016.

Avocado Season is Here; Enjoy this Recipe Created with White Wine

Avocado season is here! According to the California Avocado Commission, avocados are a nutrient dense food, contain good fats, are naturally sodium and cholesterol free. In addition….

June Wine Events

Summer is a wonderful time to visit wineries, particular those with views of vineyards. Some wineries have relaxing outdoor venues with special activities like bocce ball. While wineries are great places to visit keep in mind that while some wineries are family friendly; some wineries cater only to adults. Check the list below for some […]

Wines of Uruguay and Bodegas Carrau

The Uruguay wineries who are members of the Wines of Uruguay are looking forward to getting more of their wines exported to other countries including the United States.
The family of Bodegas Carrau began making wine in 1752 in Catalonia in Spain.

Fresh Fruit Salsa for Grilled Meats

This recipe is from the BC Winegrowers Association. If you are planning to grill for Father’s Day tomorrow, you can make it extra special by making this salsa below.

Father’s Day Ideas for 2015!

With Father’s Day almost here, have you decided what to do for your father this year? With no scientific data behind this but from opinions I’ve heard, please don’t plan on giving your dad a tie.

Blind Wine Judging: Work not Pleasure

This past year, Kathy and I have had an opportunity to judge wines in blind tastings. Last July we judged over 40 wines from Santa Barbara County in California. Then in January of this year we judged ten Virginia sparkling wines. The largest judgement came this past week. We were judging close to 150 cavas […]

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