Category: Europe

Friuli - Skerk-barrel tasting
Friuli-Venezia Giulia’s Native Vines Are Ripe for Discovery
A Guide to Italy’s Best-Kept Wine Region: Friuli Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy’s most northeastern region, is known by connoisseurs for producing excellent white wines. Its under-the-radar status as a travel destination is just one reason...
Txakoli wine in glasses
Spain’s Txakoli Wines: Hard To Pronounce, Easy To Drink
If you’re traveling northwest Spain and find yourself gazing at Limestone cliffs towering dramatically over the Atlantic coastline, you have found beautiful Basque country. Thanks to the maritime climate, this region is cooler, damper,...
Umbria, The Easier One-Day Trip Out of Rome
While quick trips from Rome to the heart of Tuscany are doable, you’ll get a better feel for the classic Italian countryside, ancient hilltop towns, and, of course, traditional dishes like porchetta, by heading...
Snapshot of Italy's Piedmont, Fall 2016
Piedmont is a gorgeous region of northwest Italy, offering romantic hillside views, beautifully preserved castles and Romanesque churches. You will find a plethora of producers to visit, and fabulous places to enjoy the region’s...
The Unheralded Joys of Umbria
Italy’s central province of Umbria is extraordinary in many ways. One of them is NOT in the amount of publicity it attracts.
Weekend in Bordeaux
I was in a holding tank this last weekend…a Friday-Saturday-Sunday of studying wine, of prepping myself to start a Monday morning foray into the wine-growing Medoc, to meet with new producers there. (“Never on...