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Empson USA Introduces Italian Wines to the American Market

Empson USA is a family owned business that searches Italy for wines that will entice the American palate. Neil and Maria Empson began the company in 1971 after visiting many Italian producers. Today, their daughter Tara continues to lead the company looking for excellent Italian wines that we may enjoy. Last week we met Tara […]

March is Maryland Wine Month

Get ready for Maryland Wine Month!

Two Champagne Houses at the APVSA Tasting in Washington DC

Last month I tasted wines from two champagne houses at the APVSA – Association pour la Promotion des Vins et Spiritueux en Amérique du Nord (the Association for the Promotion of Wine and Spirits in North America) wine tasting event in Washington DC.  Champagne Vrain?Augé had one champagne for tasting, their “Tradition.” This champagne was […]

Champagne Patrick Boivin

During January 2020, we attended the APVSA – Association pour la Promotion des Vins et Spiritueux en Amérique du Nord (the Association for the Promotion of Wine and Spirits in North America) wine tasting event in Washington DC. As usual, I gravitated to the champagne houses. Champagne Patrick Boivin is a champagne house in the […]

Wineries Offer Valentine’s Day Specials

Beginning Thursday, February 13, an array of wineries are celebrating Valentine’s Day 2020! Plan on visiting a winery as a part of your Valentine’s Day treat for someone special. Check the list below for a list of upcoming Valentine’s Day events and be sure to call for details. If you have a winery in your […]

Two Kuhlman Cellars Reds

Kuhlman Cellars is located east of Fredericksburg, Texas along Rt 290, a wine route dotted with many wineries/tasting rooms in the Texas Hill Country. We received two samples of their red wines. Grapes sourced for each of the wines came from the Texas High Plains AVA.  We learned that the winery was a passion for […]

Discover the Wines of Pradorey Winery in Spain

Discover the wines from Pradorey Winery and Vineyards in along the Douro River in Spain.

Champagne Jacques Copin

I tend to visit champagne producers at this event. My first stop was Champagne Jacques Copin where I met Mathieu Copin who previously answered several questions via email.

Michigan’s Newest AVA: Tip of the Mitt

Last week we traveled to Michigan where we visited nine of the thirteen wineries located in the TIp of the Mitt AVA. Along the way the foliage was brightly colored with orange, red and yellow. This American Viticulture Area, the newest AVA in Michigan, was established in August 2016. The AVA is in Michigan’s Northern […]

Trentodoc Sparkling Wines Are Impressive

These were the first sparkling wines from the Trentodoc region of Northeastern Italy. They were impressive.


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