Month: April 2021

Champagne Wine Region: 6 Things You Need To Know As A Beginner

The Champagne wine region is home to the world’s best-known sparkling wine. You’ve probably heard that much, but there is much more to the story. To truly appreciate champagne wine, it is helpful to know a few facts. After reading this guide, you’ll know how to navigate your way around the champagne wine region and […]

How To Enjoy Wine Travel If You’re A Complete Beginner

Wine travel is a great way to experience wine more deeply. I’ve had the good fortune of visiting wineries in three countries – Canada, France, and Uruguay – so far. It might not be wise to travel abroad as I write this (April 2021), but we can research and plan for a post winery trip. […]

The Everyday Guide to Wines of France (Audible) Review – Learn French Wine In An Afternoon

During the long months of the pandemic lockdown, I’ve been looking for ways to seek travel inspiration. In 2020, I watched the 20 DVD collection of Rick Steves travel shows and enjoyed his book “For The Love of Europe.” I also wanted to get back to European wine. So I picked up “The Everyday Guide […]

Wine Quest 1: Hautes Côtes de Beaune (Burgundy, France)

This is the first wine review in my 300 AOC wine quest. Let’s dive in. Wine Key Details Producer: Blason De Bourgogne Region: Hautes Côtes de Beaune, Burgundy, France Alcohol: 13.5% Grape Varieties: Pinot Noir Year: 2018 Mini Wine Review Appearance: the wine has a dark purple appearance that is completely opaque. Aroma: limited aroma, […]

My French Wine Quest: Enjoying 300 AOC French Wines In 5 Years

I love the idea of challenges, quests, and goals; let’s apply that to wine. My quest is to drink wine from three hundred AOC (Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée) wine appellations of France. There are more than three hundred and sixty AOC wine regions, by my estimate, so I’ll have some flexibility. I’ll use this post as […]

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