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Discovering specific wine aromas and tastes

Two More Chardonnays from California

Discover the Freemark Abbey and Maggy Hawk wines.

Two Chardonnays from California

Discover two Chardonnays from California – one from Alexander Valley AVA and one from Sta. Rita Hills AVA.

Two Chardonnays from Oregon’s Willamette Valley

The emphasis of a recent wine tasting of Chardonnays from Oregon and California was on the regions where the vineyards are located. The six Chardonnays tasted were from the wineries of Jackson Family of Wines. 2017 Gran Moraine Yamhill-Carlton Chardonnay 2017 Gran Moraine™, in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, is in the northern area of the Willamette […]

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 […]

Cabernet Sauvignon from Nichols Winery

This Cabernet Sauvignon offered a robust aroma when removing the cork.

Discover the Wines of Torraccia del Piantavigna

Be sure to discover Torraccia del Piantavigna wines soon!

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, […]

Constanti, a Winery in Tuscany

The Constanti winery family dates, their family in Siena region, back to the 1500s. As political struggles ended, the family became involved in agriculture culminating in grape growing and wine production. The Constanti winery’s history notes that in the late 1700s, while preparing an area for a vineyard, Crescenzio Costanti discovered evidence of Etruscan remains. […]

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 […]


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