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Bordeaux Life: Book Review

Exploring Wine Regions – Bordeaux, France: Discover Wine, Food, Castles and The French Way of Life, by Michael C. Higgins. Opening this brand new book, I was immediately plunged into homesickness for Bordeau...

Women and Wine in Burgundy, Revisited

“You do not notice changes in what is always before you.” - Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette I first reported on Burgundy’s Women and Wine organization in 2016 for Palate Press, and this year marks the twentieth an...

Actually, What is Vermouth?

To celebrate Vermouth Day, I decided to open a couple bottles of La Pivón from Madrid. But maybe I should talk about what Vermouth is, before I get specific about this one. Because I’ve found that most people d...

Rosé of Sangiovese?

2019 Pope Valley Winery Napa Valley Rosé This dry rosé is something different: it’s made in Napa, California, from sangiovese – the grape you know from classic Italian wines such as Chianti and Brunello. It ...