Last Night in Loire

I have that same feeling you get when an exciting whirlwind vacation is coming to a close. After spending so much time thinking about the local culture, flavors, and terroir, I am on my last two bottles of wine from France’s Loire Valley and it is bittersweet (the feeling, not the wine). According to UNESCO…

For the Love of Chenin Blanc

Up until now, I’d forgotten to mention that I am traditionally a red wine drinker. In social settings, I like a nice Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand but, in the comfort of my own home, I’ll bear the wine-stained smile. All that to say, my jaunt into whites had me thinking that I’d be saving…

Sancerre vs. Pouilly-Fumé

The Loire River winds along the northwestern region of France, passing by villages that range from large, like Nantes, to small, like Chambord and Champigny. As the river makes it’s way inland from the Atlantic Ocean, it finds itself right in the heart of age-old vineyards that have produced wines celebrated all over the world.…

Shopping Alsace & Loire Valley

It was a cold and rainy day in Las Vegas so it was very fitting that I chose to begin my wine tasting journey on the northern regions of France, Alsace and the Loire Valley, where the grapes thrive in the damp and cool climate. Focusing on the white varietals this time around, I set…

New Years Resolutions, but for real this time.

I am a big believer in New Years Resolutions. Each year, I spend the last couple weeks of December thinking about what I want to do and who I want to be in the new year. After weeks of pouring over this list and with the stress of the impending January 1 deadline, I write…