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Day 9: Portugal Wine Tour

Our 9th day of visiting Portugal was filled with an array of experiences including visiting a small cooperage, a tasting and lunch at Graham’s Port Lodge and much more.

Esporão Wines at Washington, DC Event

This week we traveled into Washington, DC to discover wines produced by winemaker David Baverstock at Esporão in Portugal. The wine and dinner event was held at the G Restaurant which is one of Mike Isabella’s many restaurants.

The Palate Food + Wine Bar in Colorado

The Palate Food + Wine Bar is in Denver. The restaurant offers 150 wines by the glass.

Grandes Pagos de España Wine Tasting in DC: A Success

This week we had the opportunity to visit Washington DC’s Barcelona Wine Bar & Restaurant which was the site of a wine tasting of special wines from Spain. The wine bar and restaurant focuses on Spanish tapas and Spanish wines.

Local Wines in Restaurants- Why Not?

This week we stopped for dinner at a restaurant in Suttons Bay, Michigan. Suttons Bay appears to be a thriving small town on the edge of Grand Traverse Bay. There are numerous wineries on the Leelanau Peninsula and all are within driving distance of Suttons Bay. Since we had been visiting and tasting wines in […]

Who Should Get the Restaurant Wine List?

Why is it that at most restaurants men receive the wine list? Is this due to etiquette or to a mistaken assumption that women don’t know much about wine? It’s interesting to note that slightly more women than men drink wine. Yet particularly in the past in the wine industry, it appears that men predominate […]

Raven’s Glenn Winery in Ohio

Yesterday we spent a significant amount of time touring one of Ohio’s largest wineries. Raven’s Glenn Winery is very enjoyable. They provided us with a tour, tasting and dinner selections paired with many of their wines. A few acres of vineyards are located here on sandy soil and more are only five minutes away on […]

Wine on Tap or Wine in a Pitcher!

Ever since I visited Italy in 2007, I continue to reminisce about eating at restaurants where a pitcher of wine would be standard on the table. Sure it was the house red or white wine but it was Italian, right? And it was good! Maybe not the best… but it was good and it paired […]

A Chicago Restaurant Idea That Others Should Think About

Bin 36 is a restaurant in Chicago that offers American cuisine. The focus at this establishment is wine pairings and the use of seasonal ingredients. Wine classes are offered frequently throughout the month. A list of wine classes available include: Wine 101 “Getting Friendly with Your Bottle,” Discover the Wines of South America,” “Visit France, […]

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