Made in Clay From Near and Far: Italy’s Organic Visintini Amphora Friulano Paired with Römertopf Roasted Chicken #WinePW

Visintini Amphora Friulano

Italy has a long tradition of fermenting wine in clay vessels, particularly in the northern part of the country. Known as anfore, orci or giare, they stacked and traveled well in the days before oak barrels. Continue reading

Rhône Roam #4: Rare Roussanne with Scallops, Crab Risotto, Oysters, Salad #CaliforniaWineMonth

Not familiar with Roussanne? No surprise –it’s really rare!

According to the California Grape Acreage Report 2019 Summary only 323 acres of Roussanne are grown in Continue reading

A Visit to Loire with Thierry Puzelat of Organic Clos du Tue-Boeuf: Part 1 Sauvignon and Chenin Blanc with Summer Squash Tart #Winophiles

Summer in a glass. More than any other wine — that’s what people say about sauvignon blanc.

It truly is an ideal wine for summer: it embodies summer fresh scents of citrus, grass, and white stone fruit, and it pairs so well with summery foods like salads, vegetables, and goat cheese.

That definitely goes for sauvignon blanc from the Loire River Valley, Continue reading