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Domaine Houchart Provence Tradition Blanc

Today the winery Domaine Houchart is a part of Famille Quiot. The Quiot family began planting grapes in 1748.

2017 Maryland Governor’s Cup Award Event

The 29th Annual 2017 Maryland Wine Governor’s Cup Awards were handed out by Maryland’s First Lady, Yumi Hogan at the Old Maryland Grill, across from the University of Maryland’s main campus in College Park.

Galil Mountain Winery: Affordable Kosher Wines for the Holidays

Enjoy these affordable Kosher wines for the holidays.

Turbiana, a Classic Variety from Italy’s Lugana DOC

In early November we attended a wine tasting of Turbiana wines from the Lugana DOC in Northern Italy. The DOC lies south of Lake Garda. Turbiana is the main white varietal grape in this region of Italy. The wines are divided into Lugana, Lugana Superiore and Lugana Riserva. The superior wines have been aged for […]

Can a Rias Baixas Albariño Stand Up to Holiday Feasts?

In March of this year we attended a Rias Baixas Albariño wine tasting at Succotash, a restaurant at National Harbor in Maryland. Although Albariño wines beg for seafood, at the Succotash restaurant we saw the versatility of this grape with southern cooking. One of my favorite pairings for this wine was the fried chicken on […]

Online Wine Tasting with Ferrari Carano

A wine tasting of suggested holiday wines from Ferrari Carano Vineyards and Winery

Champagne Jean Josselin

Near Gyé-sur-Seine, France the Josselin family first planted vineyards in 1854. A century later, Jean Josselin created his own brand, Champagne Jean Josselin. The vineyard soil is a clay/limestone mixture. Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay express themselves in the 14 parcels. The varietal grapes from each parcel are vinified separately. The tasting began with […]

Presenting to Sommeliers on the Oceania Insignia

Since we wrote the first edition of our book Georgia, Sakartvelo: the Birthplace of Wine in 2014, we have made several presentations to interested wine enthusiasts. Most of these talks were in the Washington D.C./Baltimore region. Last week, though, we had an opportunity to present on the high seas. We were enjoying a wonderful cruise […]

On Oceania Insignia, Champagne Jacquart, Brut Mosaique

The Oceania Insignia cruise was an elegant setting for enjoying a champagne from Champagne Jacquart.

45th Wedding Anniversary Paired with a ’89 Chateau Lafite Rothschild

The 1989 Chateau Lafite Rothschild was a delightful way to celebrate an anniversary!


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