For Teachers, Moms, Friends: Show Appreciation with Organic Corvezzo Prosecco and PortoVino Purses

Corvezzo

It’s time to celebrate! After a year of lock downs during the COVID 19 pandemic, now that so many people have one or both vaccines, it feels like the world is starting to open up again. And so  yes it’s time to celebrate and what better than sparkling wine and hugs for hard working moms, teachers, and friends? 

 

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So Africa’s Organic Reyneke Syrah and Chenin Blanc with Instant Pot Persian Lamb Shanks #WinePW

Success often comes at a price, but at Reyneke, it’s important that their success does not cost the earth or people. So says Johan Reyneke. Instead, the goal of Reyneke wines is for both planet and people to flourish.

To achieve this goal, Reyneke ONLY produces organic and biodynamic wines– Continue reading

Comparing Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough’s Mohua and Napa Valley’s St. Supéry for #SauvBlancDay

Sauvignon blanc

St. Supéry may have invented Sauvignon Blanc Day in 2010 to call attention to this refreshing, citrusy wine, the event  quickly took off and New Zealand has taken over leadership for #SauvBlanc Day, a global, virtual, day-long celebration each year on the first Friday of May, which this year is today, Friday May 7, 2021! Continue reading

Slow Wine Guide USA New PRINT Edition and New 2021 Field Rep: ME!

The 2020 Slow Wine USA Guide covers 285 US wineries; Deborah Parker Wong is the US Coordinating Editor

“Speed became our shackles. We fell prey to the same virus: ‘the fast life.'”

“In the name of productivity, the ‘fast life’ has changed our lifestyle and now threatens our environment and our land (and city) scapes.

“Against those – or, rather, the vast majority – who confuse efficiency with frenzy, we propose the vaccine of an adequate portion of sensual gourmandise pleasures, to be taken with slow and prolonged enjoyment.” Carlo Petrini, SLOW FOOD MANIFESTO

Earth Day is Every Day,
so they say.
But it isn’t always easy
to live that way… 

Fortunately, there are Continue reading

2017 Aldo Clerico Barbera D’ Alba with Anchovies, Pizza, Sausage Orecchiette #ItalianFWT

Aldo Clerico Barbera d’Alba imported into the US by Verovinogusto

 
 
Do you know Barbera?
 
If you do, you already know about this high acid low tannin, full bodied, intensely colored and flavored red wine that in 2000 was the third most planted grape in Italy!
 
And if you don’t know Barbera yet — or very well — you’re in luck because this month here at Wine Predator we’re hosting the Italian Food Wine Travel group for “It’s All About Barbera.” Read the invitation post here with a California Barbera in “5 Reasons Why We Love Barbera“ and the Preview post here with an organic Tomisa Barbera.  Scroll down to see the titles and links to the ten participants as well as the prompts for the 8am May 1 twitter chat. 

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This May, Stop and Smell the Ventura County CA Rosé from Clos des Amis and Cantara Cellars

Rose all May with Cantara and Clos de Amis

As the weather gets warmer, are you ready to Rosé All May?

We are!

And so is Clos des Amis after bottling their 2020 Ventura County South Mountain Estate Rosé of Grenache and Mourvedre.

And Camarillo’s Cantara Cellars is now offering a Rosé this spring– their first since 2008!  Continue reading

2016 Tomisa Barbera + Bagna Cauda, Focaccia, Pizza: Preview #ItalianFWT

Tomissa Barbera

Have you ever had Bagna Cauda, the Piedmonte anchovy butter sauce? With Barbera? 

Then you have not lived!

This month here at Wine Predator we’re hosting the Italian Food Wine Travel group for “It’s All About Barbera.” Read the invitation post here “5 Reasons Why we Love Barbera“. Scroll down to see the titles and links to the ten participants. 

Continue reading