Smoked Lamb/Beef Meatloaf Says #MerlotMe with Sonoma’s Decoy and Washington’s Pedastal #WinePW


Before I left for Italy to attend Terra Madre and the Wine Media Conference where I spoke about Slow Food and Slow Wine followed by a press trip to  Alto Adige, Sue and I met to participate in #MerlotMe with early arriving wines… and while I’ve been in Italy, they continued to arrive! Plus I actually tasted some fabulous merlot here in Italy that I’ll be sharing later in the month. 

But for now, here’s two wines we enjoyed, Continue reading

And the winner is: Luxembourg wins World Wine Tasting aka Championnat du monde de dégustation 2022

So what happened today in the Championnat du monde de dégustation 2022 aka the World Wine Tasting Championship?

Just a reminder: this is where competitors taste 12 wines and then have to determine grape, country, region, year, and producer, earning points for each category. And the winner for 2022? Luxembourg with 139 points! There’s some doozies in this year’s competition; scroll down to see how each country placed.

Remember — everyone who made it to Champagne, France to compete is a WINNER!

As announced by La Revue du vin de France, the scores are:

1. Luxembourg (139 points)
Zaiah Amann
Hervé Amann
Guy Bosseler
Jules Hoffelt
Coach Daniel Poos

2. Portugal (123 points)
Raul Riba D’Ave
Paulo Peixoto
Tiago Simões
Carlos Sancho

3. Espagne (122 points)
Marla González
Eduard Ros
Raúl Moreno
Francisco Montoya
Philippe Cesco (coach) Continue reading