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WEB EXCLUSIVE: Wine Country, Somewhere

When I look back to our travels over the years, I find that most of the time when Kathy and I wound up in wine country somewhere — it could be France, Italy, Argentina or Australia — we have come realize these places that grow grapes and make wine are not only special by themselves, but they also spawn a gastronomic counterpart that enhances the travel experience.


A Primer on the Wines of the Loire Valley


Chianti is one of the most popular wines in the world. When made well, this versatile wine goes with many foods, and is a good choice for holiday fare — as its natural acidity and Montmorency cherry flavors complement turkey, beef and ham.

Malbec is King in Argentina

Look South for Value and Quality Wine

Craft Beers

New Brews End a Long Dry Spell

Alameda’s New Wine Scene

The core of this spiritual revolution is Rosenblum Cellars, St. George Spirits and the newly-created Rock Wall Wine Company.

Wine - A Taste of Spain

I’m bullish on Spanish wines. Whenever a customer asks me for a great bargain red wine, more often than not, I’ll suggest a Spanish red.