Thank you to guest blogger Charlotte Monte for a second article about her great experiences sampling Vancouver Island wine. Charlotte is a wonderful writer who loves to ghost blog about any and all topics. If you would like Charlotte’s contact information, please call me at 650-714-7009. [Read more…]
Thank you to guest blogger Charlotte Monte for this wonderful post about her wine tasting experience on Vancouver Island, BC. Charlotte is a wonderful writer who loves to ghost blog about any and all topics. If you would like Charlotte’s contact information, please call me at 650-714-7009.
When I told Betty that my husband and I would be wine tasting on vacation to Vancouver Island, she offered me the privilege of guest blogging about our experience. Armed with absolutely no knowledge of the region (“Hey, Paul, they have vineyards on Vancouver Island!” “What? Great! Where are the nearest B&Bs?”), I opened up to discovering what treasures the island’s beautiful shores would reveal. [Read more…]
Where are you heading this summer? Paris? Italy? New Zealand? New York? California? Texas? New Mexico? Canada? The town next to yours? Wherever your summer trips take you, use them to discover great new wines. Destination summer trips give you a great chance to focus on terroir, the grape’s growing environment (location, soil content, climate and slope of the land). [Read more…]
In my first four articles in my series on French wine laws, I gave the background of the French AOC system, reviewed the laws, and talked about some downsides. The good news is that these downsides appear to be causing France to loosen up some of their wine laws. Could France be moving from Old World to New World? [Read more…]
Having a system to tell you the quality of a wine is a very cool concept. Isn’t it? Well, yes and know. When you look at the French wine laws (the AOC system) that have been in effect since the 1930s, you see the positives and the negatives. This article will focus on the downsides of the French wine laws. [Read more…]