Europe (/ˈjʊərəp/ EWR-əp or /ˈjɜrəp/ YUR-əp) is, by convention, one of the world's seven continents. Comprising the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia, Europe is generally divided from Asia by the watershed divides of the Ural and Caucasus Mountains, the Ural River, the Caspian and Black Seas, and the waterways connecting the Black and Aegean Seas.Europe is bordered by the Arctic Ocean to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the west, the Mediterranean Sea to the south, and the Black Sea and connected waterways to the southeast.
Posts about Europe
    • Myth Busted: The Top 5 Myths about Sulfites in Wine

      skip to main | skip to sidebar “A myth is a way of making sense in a senseless world. Myths are narrative patterns that give significance to our existence.” ― Rollo May Invariably any number of folks who work in the wine-biz or wine-trades, whether it's your favorite tasting room in Napa or the wine-bar down the street, will be asked about the health effects of s ...

      Bill Eyer/ Cuvée Corner Wine Blog - 6 readers -
    • The Year in Boozy Books

      The Brazen Brazilian, photo by Cheri Loughlin Considering the subject matter, until recently, most books about the libations of the world have been rather… dry. However, reading about all things bibulous has become a lot more interesting in the past several years, and 2014 has been a banner year among them.

      Amanda Schuster/ The Alcohol Professor- 3 readers -
    • Tasting Wines of Turkey for the Very First Time

      There’s a first for everything, I know. Never, in my wildest dreams, did I even think of Turkey as a county producing wines, which just shows how naive I am, even after 20+ years in the wine business, learning everything one step at a time. I guess after 20 years, I deserve to know more about the world of wine, even if it jabs me like a bolt of lightening.

      Jo Diaz/ Wine Blog- 6 readers -
  • Buon Natale: A White Christmas in Valle d’Aosta

    … Image via Wikipedia Valle d”Aosta is located in an extremely mountainous area. It is the smallest Italian region and borders France to the west and Switzerland to the north. It is dominated by some of the highest majestic mountains in Europe called the “Four Queens of the Alps” including Mont Blanc, Monte Rosa, Cervino and Gran Paradiso…

    Vino Con Vista Italy- 2 readers -
  • More Swartland ownership changes

    … William Wu has become the latest Chinese investor to invest in South Africa’s wine industry after buying a majority stake in Swartland Winery” – see the full report here. A leading Swartland winemaker commented: “One good thing is there will be less Swartland bulk wine heading to Europe so hopefully prices go up. Hope in general he pays the farmers…

    Tim James/ GrapeGrape- 2 readers -
  • Top Ten Wine Bars in Bordeaux

    … This post first appeared in The Wine Cellar Insider The article was written by Pascale Bernasse Wine Tours of France with coordination from Leslie Orndoff. Bordeaux is beautiful city. But face it, today, the region is famous for its stunning wines and not the city. While it’s fun to visit chateau and taste the wine at the property, there…

    Jeff Leve/ The Wine Cellar Insider- 3 readers -
  • Umbra Winery

    … Grapevine, Texas is well on its way to achieving critical mass with its Urban Wine Trail, and my husband and I recently got to experience yet another appealing example in the warm, inviting atmosphere of the Umbra Winery tasting room. We were doing a little holiday shopping and visiting a couple of our other favorite wineries along Main Street…

    Rebecca Marmaduke/ Texas Wine Lover- 6 readers -
  • Decoding the Amtliche Prüfungsnummer

    … Decoding the Amtliche Prüfungsnummer This is a blog post borne of necessity…in teaching my online CSW Prep Classes, I always dread “Module 8.” Module 8, you see, covers the wines of Germany and Austria. This does not in any way mean that I dread talking about – or partaking of – the wines of Germany and Austria. As a matter of fact…

    The Bubbly Professor- 4 readers -
  • Giveaway For Espresso Fans!

    … creates a rich, full-bodied flavor, made popular in Europe and Latin America. I have had these types of stove top makers before, and first discovered it when I was in Italy, and asked for coffee in the morning and received this lovely surprise! The espresso maker’s stainless steel material diffuses heat perfectly to create the perfect cup…

    Sara Lehman/ Somm In The City - 2 readers -
  • A local (Irish) Christmas Dinner

    … special can happen. This is a beautiful example of CabSauv and a great representation of that "something special". 2013 Reserve Siegerrebe Fraser Valley VQA $17.95 CAD, 89 points Stunning Value ... the best part of this wine is the worst part of this wine: it's highly addictive nature! I am not a lover of sugary, ripe-fruit wines; I prefer…

    a chef's journey to learn winein Cabernet Sauvignon- 3 readers -
  • WineHug provides safe passage for air traveler with wine bottle

    … or employees. They’d also be something to sell in winery tasting rooms or present as a wedding gift. I made it home with my prized bottle of Diodoros, which I picked up during the first leg of that business trip to Europe. That meant it survived baggage handlers in Palermo, Rome, Brindisi, Venice, Amsterdam, Seattle and Spokane. Mourad Chaouch, WineHug…

    Eric Degerman/ Great Northwest Wine- 3 readers -
  • Wine Tasting in Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, South Africa

    … Being the wine lovers that we are, we wouldn’t consider visiting South Africa without spending a few days wine tasting. We took advantage of two days touring Cape Town and the Cape peninsula on the Overseas Adventure Travel (OAT) itinerary that was part of the Post-trip extension to the Ultimate Africa trip, and then decided to plan…

    Pull That Corkin Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot- 7 readers -
  • * DRINK BOOK OF THE MONTH! * -- Beer, from Race Point Publishing

    … basis, beginning with Ireland, then the UK, Scandinavia, East Europe, Germany, Belgium, Middle East, Far East, Canada (12 pages), and US. He also gives us an overview of beer styles and beer glassware. Each country gets an overview of brewing heritage, culture and styles – well over 1000 brands in the book. Beer festivals are covered, as well as bottle…

    Dean Tudor/ Gothic Epicures VinCuisine- 1 readers -
  • Crossing the Border Guards

    … was created in 2001. I've suggested to come local producers that Colorado should look at creating a few more. I think AVA creation can help consumers identify types of wines they appreciate and also give regions a media presence they may not have enjoyed in the past. The addition of nested appellations in Paso Robles sure gained a lot of attention…

    Kyle Schlachter/ Colorado Wine Press- 2 readers -
  • Wine of the Week

    … and currants. The wine is lithe and supple on the palate, buoyed by vibrant acidity and mild but slightly dusty tannins and a line of graphite minerality, all at the service of tasty black and blue fruit flavors permeated by hints of lavender, leather and bitter chocolate and briery-brambly undertones. There’s a lot of personality here for the price. 13.9…

    Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Headin Syrah- 3 readers -
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