Unique Sparkling Wines

Posted on December 29th, 2014 by vinogger  |  3 Comments »

Champagne often comes to mind as a necessity for ringing in and toasting the New Year.  And while many refer to any sparkling wine as Champagne, technically speaking for a sparkling wine to be called Champagne  it must come from the Champagne region of France,  it must be made using secondary fermentation of the wine in […]

Sake and Cheese Pairing

Posted on December 9th, 2014 by vinogger  |  No Comments »

Sake One is an Oregon based sake producer and importer. They make 3 sakes in the United States for the Momokawa, G Saké, and the fruit-infused Moonstone brands at their own kura in Forest Grove, Oregon. SakéOne is focused on expanding the enjoyment of premium saké in the United States and they not only make […]

Willamette Valley Chardonnay

Posted on December 2nd, 2014 by vinogger  |  No Comments »

The Willamette Valley in Oregon has a maritime climate and volcanic soils providing amazing conditions for growing Pinot Noir which is the wine the region is most known for. In fact, the founding winemakers in the Willamette Valley focused on Pinot Noir because the terroir in the Willamette Valley is similar to Burgundy and they […]

Cape Town South Africa, a Food and Wine Lovers Paradise

Posted on November 25th, 2014 by vinogger  |  No Comments »

  Cape Town is a jewel in South Africa and a city you definitely must visit at least once in your lifetime.  Home to people of diverse origins, cultures, languages, and religions Cape Town provides the opportunity to taste amazing food and wine, meet lots of diverse people and see some breathtaking and beautiful scenery including […]

Top 5 Reasons to visit South Africa

Posted on November 14th, 2014 by vinogger  |  No Comments »

1. Wine South Africa has some amazing wines from multiple regions including Stellenbosch, Robertson Wine Valley & Hemel-en-Aarde all of which produce amazing wines both red white & sparkling!  If you want a really memorable experience stay on a wine farm.  I highly recommend L’Avenir Lodge & Eikendal Lodge.  Both are located in Stellenbosch on working wine […]

Carmel-by-the-Sea, the Perfect Fall Getaway

Posted on November 8th, 2014 by vinogger  |  No Comments »

Carmel-by-the-Sea is a charming town located on the southern bend of the Monterey Peninsula in California.  It is 120 miles south of San Francisco and 350 miles north of Los Angeles.  Carmel-by-the-Sea is enchanting and a perfect Fall getaway for a romantic weekend, a family trip or a boys or girls getaway.  Carmel-by-the-Sea truly offers something […]

St. Francis Winery Food & Wine Pairing

Posted on October 5th, 2014 by vinogger  |  No Comments »

St. Francis is a Certified Sustainable, family-owned winery that has been making wine in Sonoma County for over 40 years.  St Francis winery is in a beautiful setting and they are dedicated to preserving the environment using solar energy and environmentally sound business practices including water conservation, recycling and use of eco-friendly packaging to preserve […]

Rinascimento Rising

Posted on September 27th, 2014 by vinogger  |  No Comments »

Here in the Unites States we are fortunate to be able to buy and enjoy wines from around the world thus allowing us to travel to various countries in the comfort of our own home via our wine glass.   This is often made possible by importers who seek out overseas producers build relationships with […]

Why You Should Travel Internationally

Posted on September 20th, 2014 by vinogger  |  No Comments »

A US passport is valid for 10 years and according to US State Department statistics, 133,959,114  passports issued in the last 10 years. Using the Census Bureau calculation of the 2013 total population for the United States of 316,128,839 and dividing that by the number of US passports issued for the last 10 years, means that […]

Hudson Valley Wine

Posted on September 2nd, 2014 by vinogger  |  No Comments »

For the month of August I was invited to learn about the Hudson Valley wine region and taste wines from three wineries in the region as part of #Winestudio.  #Winestudio is an online twitter-based educational program hosted by Protocol Wine Studio. Every month #Winestudio participants engage their brains and palates tasting wines while discussing wine producers, […]