Domaine Tour Saint Michele, Chateauneuf-du-Pape

Chateauneuf Reboot! Great memories and the current story. I first visited Domaine Tour Saint Michele in March of 2011. A group of us visited the Domain at the invitation of Mireille Fabre, the winemaker. Domaine Tour Saint-Michel is in Chateauneuf du Pape. She invited us for an evening tasting and family-made dinner. Mireille Fabre is …

Sablet France Southern Rhone

Sablet, Southern Rhône. One of the most romantic villages in France, and home to a very sensuous wine.

The enchanting vineyards of Sablet, in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region, are built on a mound of sand, from which its name derives. The town and its surrounding vineyards are located at the foot of the Dentelles de Montmirail. The terroir is of sandy soils and decalcified red clays mixed with pebbles …

chardonnay wine grapes vitis vinifera

Chardonnay

Chardonnay – the grape and the wine (Classic tasting notes: vanilla, tropical fruit, nuts, subtle apples and butter) Chardonnay is the primary white wine of Burgundy. One of the most popular wines in the world.  Other than its home in Burgundy, the best Chards come from Washington State, Oregon, Ontario and California. You can find …

Megalomaniac winery restaurant

A visit to Megalomaniac winery in Niagara

Fine wines, beautiful winery, great venue. Updated May 15, 2024 This article also appears on my consulting website. Speaking of consulting, I do branding makeovers and offer my services as a writer/blogger and content creation resource. MORE HERE … I remember when John Howard first started out in the wine business. He launched and grew …

Wine 101 PART TWO (the rest of the world’s top wine regions)

Wine Regions of Italy, Spain, the U.S., and more Having covered the regions of France in Wine 101 Part 1, this Part 2 now covers additional exciting wine regions to round out your wine experience. ITALY Historic and cultural, Italian wines are to be discovered and savoured. Special wines Barolo The Piedmont region in the …