Iris Vineyard Pinot Gris - Best White Wine For Summer © Cori Solomon

Best White Wine For Summer Enjoyment

I find the best white wine for summer are those unique blends and the less common single varietals. Many of these white wines come from Europe, delivering a refreshing outlook instead of the typical varieties we see in our go-to wines. Most are bright in acidity. My white wine options will take the wine drinker … Read more

Thanksgiving 2021 Wine

Thanksgiving 2021: Eight Wines to Enrich Your Holiday Feast

It is another year to be grateful, and with Thanksgiving 2021 upon us, we must reflect on the fact that although the Pandemic is still here, we still need to be careful. This year we are able to get together with close friends and family comfortably. I think the virtually sharing of wine and meals … Read more

Summer White Wine - L'Ecole No 41 Luminesce

The Best Summer White Wine

During the heat of summer, our wine of choice leans toward white wines. The refreshing, crisp, and bright nuances of the various white varieties lend themselves to being at the top of one’s list of go-to summer white wine. Summer White Wine Here is a list of my summer white wine suggestions to enjoy during … Read more

La Rioja Alta Vina Ardanza ©La Rioja Alta

La Rioja Alta: Fusing The Past With The Present

La Rioja Alta is one of the oldest wineries in Rioja. Five families established La Rioja Alta in 1890. By 1904 the winery merged with the Ardanza Winery. Today four wineries make up the La Rioja Alta brand, and each represents a distinct wine region.  They are La Rioja Alta, S.A. in Rioja Alta, Torre … Read more

Best Wine 2020

Year In Review: Best Wine 2020

As a wine writer, 2020 took on a different significance in terms of wine tasting.  You might say enjoying a bottle of wine brought us to a happier place.  The virtual wine tasting was the norm and still will be in 2021.  Wine get-togethers with friends are now virtual.  Looking back at the wine I … Read more

Awen Winecraft Boutique Winery Rogue Valley

Awen Winecraft: A Boutique Winery Highlighting the Rogue Valley

Inspiration brought Sean Hopkins and Tom Homewood together. Since they both came from a background in technology and enjoyed writing and playing music, they were destined to come together to form their winery, Awen Winecraft, a boutique winery situated in the Rogue Valley. Awen, the Name Awen is a Celtic word that means poetic inspiration. … Read more

Spanish Wines Filboa - Vall Llach

Spanish Wines: The Wines of Fillaboa and Vall Llach

Let’s delve into the wines from two specific wineries in Spain. Both exemplify the wine regions they represent, but together they tell the inherent story of Spanish Wines. Rias Baixas One sees the Spanish affinity to the white varietal Albarino as profound. The variety is probably Spain’s most popular white. Most Albarinos come from the … Read more

Albarino Wines

Celebrate Albariño Wines during International Albariño Days

Let’s celebrate International Albariño Days. Beginning on August 2nd and continuing for six days Albariño wines take the grand stage and why not because this white grape makes the perfect summer wine. Find aromatic botanical aromas while the flavor profile displays hints of citrus and stone fruit bringing a fresh outlook to white wine. The … Read more

Albarino from Rias Baixas

Discover 6 Albarinos from Rias Baixas

Often we are looking for something a little different when it comes to white wine. We want to get away from drinking Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc. Thinking outside the box Albarino is one of the up-and-coming grape varietals that are making it mark on the wine industry especially in Rias Baixas. Rias Baixas is a … Read more

Three Summer Wines

Pleasurable summer wines part II

As summer’s end is quickly upon us here are some white wines and Rosés to finish out your summertime enjoyment. These refreshing wines are part two of a series of pleasurable summer wines I discovered over the past several months. With about one month to go before we hit the autumn season these summer wines … Read more