A Pathway to Portugal

A Pathway to Portugal

Most people know Portugal for Vino Verde and Port wines. But there is more to Portugal there is more than that. (more…)

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Tbilisi Underground Wine Experience

Tbilisi Underground Wine Experience

(This is the finished version of a blog started during the International Wine Tourism Conference in Tbilisi Georgia earlier this year)

After a very tense and dangerous bus ride winding down very narrow and curvy streets during Tbilisi rush hour traffic, our group was force eventually to walk the last 100 meters of the way to our destination which was further down on a one way side street. Our first official visit was less than two miles from the hotel, to the only wine bar in Tbilisi called (more…)

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY ASLERA!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ASLERA!

The oldest Association of Sommeliers in France celebrates its 50th Anniversary in style not with just one party, but two! (more…)

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Burgundy wine holding strong in the USA Market

Burgundy wine holding strong in the USA Market

Despite a strong euro and a weak dollar, Burgundy Wines seems to be holding strong with a steady growth since 2011. With this said, the US is second with 17.8% of volume, compared to the regions number one export Market, (more…)

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Kala restaurant

Kala restaurant

After a week in Italy and over three weeks in the USA for work reasons, I must have been really out of my mind to travel to such a far away place as Tbilisi, Georgia for an International Wine Conference. But the funny thing about this is I wasn’t the only one! In Munich I found myself in the company of (more…)

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Texas Hill Country Wineries are Blooming into their Own!

Texas Hill Country Wineries are Blooming into their Own!

During a quick business trip to the USA , I spent a couple of days in one of my favourite wine regions in Texas, the Hill Country and found in just a few months some exciting events to come. The Opening of wineries like (more…)

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A Journey in Georgia

A Journey in Georgia

Even as a little girl, I always wanted to go to far away places and learn about strange, yet beautiful things. I was always curious about how other people lived, worked and their appreciation of life. I never thought that those dreams would (more…)

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William Chris Wines Wins Gold in France!

William Chris Wines Wins Gold in France!

Is it really that hard to believe that Texas wines can win International Wine Competitions in Europe (not to think of France of all places)? Well, you should believe it! For the second year in a row, (more…)

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The French Disneyland for Wines: Georges Duboeuf

The French Disneyland for Wines: Georges Duboeuf

Preparing myself for this years’ International Wine Tourism Conference to be held in Tblisi Georgia, I was just recently going over last year’s notes and photos and I came across one lecture that was really inspiring. Fellow blogging colleague, Diane Letulle, talked about giving a memorable experience and gave many interesting examples. One example was close to home for me as she mentioned a wine theme park in the Beaujolais wine region of France. What really caught my interest is (more…)

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La Gironda and Charlemagne?

La Gironda and Charlemagne?

What an unlikely place to find traces of the first King of France. Nestled inside the Monferrato hills, the gateway to Langhe of the Piemonte area, La Gironda sits high overlooking apart of the village of Nizza. So what does la Gironda di Galandrino have to do with Charlemagne? (more…)

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