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    Fine wine from the Moravia region of the Czech Republic

    Fine wine from the Moravia region of the Czech Republic By Head Wine Chix, Linda Kissam Czech beer is great, but the wine program is trending Although the Czech Republic is famous for its beers, its premium (yes, premium) wine is the one to keep your eye on. In Moravia, on the country’s east side, the wine industry is gaining more and more attention– and for good reason.

    7 readers - By WineChixs.com

    A taste of Bouchaine

    A taste of Bouchaine It’s always an interesting thing for me to meet a wine maker or wine personality for the first time ...

    6 readers - By Weekly Wine Journal

      San Francisco Wine School offers online classes

      Weekly Wine Journal - - 5 readers - San Francisco Wine School online CWAS program Back in May I was approached by the San Francisco Wine School and asked if I’d be interested in participating in their online California Wine Appellation Specialist (CWAS) specialist program and I jumped at the opportunity.

      A visit to Pride Mountain Vineyards

      Weekly Wine Journal - - 4 readers - A Visit to Pride Mountain Vineyards I survived the drive to Pride! reads the caption on the back of the black T shirt I bought in the Pride Mountain Vineyards gift shop. If you know anything about this vineyard it is well worth the tiny winding road to the summit of Spring Mountain in Napa Valley.

      Lubomir Stoyanov: Bulgaria’s ambassador of wine

      WineChixs.com - - 4 readers - Marc d’Entremont BY Marc d´Entremont guest contributor I travel, cook, eat, observe, interact, live and write. As a chef/food, wine and travel writer, I look for connections among people, their activities, the environment and what they eat that can tell the story of a region/culture, whether that be in the remote Andes Mountains or the streets of Philadelphia.

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      Lubomir Stoyanov: Bulgaria’s ambassador of wine

      …Marc d’Entremont BY Marc d´Entremont guest contributor I travel, cook, eat, observe, interact, live and write. As a chef/food, wine and travel writer, I look for connections among people, their activities, the environment and what they eat that can tell the story of a region/culture, whether that be in the remote Andes Mountains or the streets…

      4 readers - By WineChixs.com

      Fine wine from the Moravia region of the Czech Republic

      …Fine wine from the Moravia region of the Czech Republic By Head Wine Chix, Linda Kissam Czech beer is great, but the wine program is trending Although the Czech Republic is famous for its beers, its premium (yes, premium) wine is the one to keep your eye on. In Moravia, on the country’s east side, the wine industry is gaining more and more…

      7 readers - By WineChixs.com

      A visit to Pride Mountain Vineyards

      … is the only American winery to have it’s wines served in 3 different White Houses under Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama. The greatness of Pride Mountain Vineyards wines is possibly the only thing the 3 of them can agree on! Pride has received wide spread critical acclaim over the years including four ratings of 96 points or higher for their Reserve…

      4 readers - By Weekly Wine Journal

      San Francisco Wine School offers online classes

      …San Francisco Wine School online CWAS program Back in May I was approached by the San Francisco Wine School and asked if I’d be interested in participating in their online California Wine Appellation Specialist (CWAS) specialist program and I jumped at the opportunity. At first I was skeptical, I mean how can you learn about wine online? How can…

      5 readers - By Weekly Wine Journal

      Flounder with Lady Pea Succotash and Vidal Blanc

      …Flounder with Lady Pea Succotash and Vidal Blanc By Linda Kissam Today’s wine and food pairing celebrates Southern cuisine in Birmingham, Alabama. Southern Living If you haven’t been in a while, today Birmingham is a lively hub of cultural and culinary activities and engaging historical sites. It also has beautiful golf courses, year-round events…

      3 readers - By WineChixs.com

      2 great value white Bordeaux wines

      …Usually when I hear “great value” I think “That’s what nice people say about crappy wine” But I’ve found myself being pleasantly surprised more often than not these days. Although the economy seems to have improved since the low point several years back, the wine market seems to have taken a longer time to recover. […]…

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      A taste of Bouchaine

      …A taste of Bouchaine It’s always an interesting thing for me to meet a wine maker or wine personality for the first time.  You never know what to expect, the personalities are as varied as wine itself. Recently, I had the pleasure of dining and talking with Greg Gauthier of Bouchaine Vineyards.  I walked into […]…

      6 readers - By Weekly Wine Journal

      Rutherford Dust Tasting 2014

      … Napa Valley Rutherford Dust Tasting 2014 By Linda Kissam Global Wine & Travel Editor Inglenook Winery I drove up to Napa Valley, CA on  July 16, 2014,  for the annual by-invitation-only “Day in the Dust” tasting put on by the Rutherford Dust Society. This will be my third time attending this special event.  It gives me a chance…

      2 readers - By WineChixs.com

      Burrata + Wine

      …Summertime means fresh fruits, veggies, and lot’s of time to spend eating delicious appetizers at local restaurants and sipping on good wine. One of my recent favorites is the burrata and prosciutto at Catelli’s. I recently tried it out with … Continue reading →…

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      It’s Playtime in Lake County!

      …It’s Playtime in Lake County! The Playtime label is part of the Shannon Ridge family of wines, based out of Lake County.  The label produces only two wines, a red blend and a Chardonnay.  The fun labels are a tribute to pin-up stars from the World War II era, and each bottle features either red […]…

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      A Visit to Keever Vineyards

      …A Visit to Keever Vineyards I was first introduced to Keever Vineyards by a gentleman named Chilli Davis at a wine tasting in Scottsdale, Arizona and was immediately hooked, the wine was incredible.  This past June while visiting Napa for the Taste of Howell Mountain Christine Piccin with Mackenzie Agency (PR) was kind enough to […]…

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      Mike Dunn on Petite Sirah

      …Mike Dunn on Petite Sirah On my recent trip to Napa Valley for the 19th annual Taste of Howell Mountain I had a chance to visit Dunn Vineyards and Retro Cellars up on Howell Mountain.  After a tour of the vineyard and cave led by Kara Dunn I got to sit down and try out…

      6 readers - By Weekly Wine Journal