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Messina Hof Uses Augmented Reality on Three Labels

Messina Hof Winery is the first Texas winery to use augmented reality on some of their wine bottle labels. Augmented Reality, or AR, is a technology that can superimpose computer images while viewing the real world. An easy example of this is watching football games on television. The producers color the line of scrimmage and […]

Trentodoc Sparkling Wines Have Unique Characteristics

Discover the sparkling wines from the mountains!

International Tempranillo Day

Celebrate Tempranillo Day with a glass of Tempranillo. Discover the Tempranillos from Pradorey in Spain.

National Prosecco Week

Discover Prosecco DOC wines during National Prosecco Week.

Pacific Coast Chardonnay Tasting, a Prelude to Chardonnay Day on May 21st

This year international Chardonnay Day is scheduled for May 21, 2020. We were invited to attend a virtual tasting of six Pacific Coast Chardonnays by six wineries. This Zoom tasting event was organized by Colangelo & Partners PR. The event was sponsored by Jackson Family Wines. We received a shipment of six Chardonnays, two from […]

Distilleries Helping During the Covid-19 Pandemic: Painted Stave Distilling

Over the years, Wine Trail Traveler has visited and written about distilleries in addition to wineries. We also had the experience of distilling some wine and infusing the brandy. A few weeks ago, Maryland’s Governor Larry Hogan gave a shout out to local distilleries that are stepping up by making hand sanitizer. We reached out […]

Save Your Wine with the Savino Connoisseur Wine Saving Carafe

Sometimes wine drinkers experience a partially filled bottle of wine after opening it. On occasions we have had an opened bottle of wine sitting on our kitchen counter for over a week. More often white than red, since many of the unused red wines end up in our wine vinegar crock. Although this is unusual, […]

Poderi Luigi Einaudi Washington DC Tasting

Four generations of the Einaudi family have crafted wines. I had an opportunity to taste three Barolos from their portfolio at the Barolo, Brunello, Barbaresco tasting in Washington DC last month. The tasting was organized by Empson USA. Poderi Luigi Einaudi was established by Luigi Einaudi in 1897 in the Dogliani in the province of […]

Azienda Agricola Conterno Fantino Is My Best in Show at Washington DC Tasting

In early March Kathy and I attended a tasting in Washington DC by Empson USA. Empson USA is a distributor for their portfolio of Italian wine in the United States. I tasted several Borolos from several producers. My favorite producer was Azienda Agricola Conterno Fantino. This winery was founded in 1982 by Claudio Conterno and […]

Cascina Bongiovanni Brings a Barolo and a Dolcetto to Washington DC Tasting

Empson USA brought wines from several Italian wine regions to Washington DC for a tasting during early March. The event was titled Barolo, Brunello and Barbaresco 2020. Empson USA distributes wines from wineries in Italy to the United States. One of the producers present offered three wines for tasting including two Barolos and a Dolcetto. […]

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