As a young(ish) wine traveler I have something to confess. While traveling through different wine regions, I’m so intent on enjoying everything that I rarely stop to actually enjoy anything. It’s an odd notion; but I do oftentimes find myself stepping off the plane, back in the states with a wine journal full of notes comparing the structure and acidity of wine x from vintage y with wine y from vintage z. My notes take me back to moments of furrowed brow, nose dug into a glass of wine, blinders on, breaking my brain over the wine; instead of telling myself, “WID! Do you even remember where you’re at right now?! Open your eyes!” For such the romantic, I become such the pedant while traveling. That all changed one rainy, chilly September afternoon during my first trip to Bordeaux.
France’s Rhône Valley is home and birthplace to one of the most diverse and interesting collections of grape varieties for an area its size in the world.
We all get asked very frequently about our favorite wines, which is a difficult question to answer since I don't think I have any specific wine that is my be-all end-all fav.
When we think about wines from Provence, we immediately associate sunshine, the sea, summertime and rosé wines. This makes sense considering that 80% of the wines from Provence are rosés.
Spring is practically here on the calendar but Florida is ahead of the curve as usual. With spring comes rosé season is coming in most of the country, but in true Florida fashion, it's always rosé season here.
Certainly there are many plusses to residing in sunny Florida; the consistent warm weather surely is at the top of anyone’s list. And as a fan of rosé wines, I find this conducive to sipping a refreshing glass of pink the whole year round. Yes, you could quaff a dry white wine here.
The latest addition to our fine wine portfolio from Provence is the red Château Trians 2011, Côteaux Varois en Provence.
Are you one of those people who, as you’re watching your favorite TV show, see a bottle of wine being opened and you pause the frame just to find out what your favorite character is drinking? I have a game with friends where we do this during TV shows and movies. For me, pop culture and wine go hand in hand.