While in one of my favorite little Italian wine shops near my home, I ventured over to the Tuscan section to see how the owner’s Labor Day sale was going. Earlier in the week I had arranged the Brunello section (for about five minutes, before the various distributor reps decided …read more
Here at WineTalent, we value hard work, and greatly appreciate everyone out there who is contributing to our local, national and global economies. Labor Day may simply seem like a day off at the beginning of September, but it is a day honoring the contributions workers have made to …read more
Gisela Kirschstein, a journalist based in Mainz, Germany was the winner of the third annual Great Wine Capitals Guest Bloggers’ competition for her article about the adventures of a group of wine tourists on …read more
I’ll be the first to admit that my parallel parking skills are equivalent to a one-armed blind monkey – slightly frenetic and directionless at best. If I’m able to squeeze into a space in less than 45 moves, it’s a win! But fortunate for me, Portugal doesn’t require you to …read more
Red wine rarely comes to mind when summer temperatures reach scorching heights; yet Iberians across the Peninsula have always devised ingenious ways to add it to every drink!
Let’s take Spain as an example…
Good lord I’ve gotten to love the Xarel·lo grape and this month, in my Barcelona Metroplitan column, I pay a loving tribute to it.
While Xarel·lo (pronounced sha-rel-lu in Catalan) is a white grape widely planted in Catalonia, it is often easily dismissed as merely one part of the principal …read more
The view from the Lagoons at Vermillon, Ohio is a bit intimidating. Sheltered from Lake Eyrie, this bedroom community of Cleveland is one of those places in America that if people who don’t live here they probably don’t think about. There’s a million of these places in the States. What …read more
Photographer: Ryan Opaz
Capture Date: July 21, 2015
Location: Pico do Arieiro, Portugal
About: There’s a reason why people fawn over Pico do Arieiro, Portugal’s third highest mountain…it’s absolutely breathtaking. Your mind wonders to alien planets where laws of gravity don’t seem to apply. It’s just you, the red rocky terrain and …read more
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Spanish may not be the language of love, but investing the time to pick it up is certainly a labor of love. It is a commitment to learning both the language and the culture where it’s spoken, and while it’s not always easy, it’s nevertheless one of the most rewarding …read more
It happens like this every year. It’s been a great month at the beach. Now we must pack up our belongings, shut down the cabana and head back to the vineyards for harvest. Summer vacation is over.
All those long, hot, lazy days, lounging in the hammock, while the sirocco caresses …read more
Vermouth, that mysterious wine based beverage that lingers in the minds of our grandparents, Don Draper, and Downton Abbey. Today, vermouth is part of an ongoing cocktail-culture revolution.
In Adam Ford‘s new memoir of the beverage, Vermouth: The Revival of the Spirit that Created America’s Cocktail Culture, …read more