Winter Whites – Discovering South Africa’s White Wines

My love affair with South African wines started a year ago when I visited the Cape Winelands.  Forty miles east of Cape Town lie some of the most picturesque wineries in the world.  I was immediately … [Read more...]

Step Back In Time – A Travel Guide to Cuba

Cuba and most notably Havana is the gem of the Caribbean. Havana in its present day is absolutely fascinating.  Bustling with rich history, art, culture, music, and nightlife.  The streets are bright, … [Read more...]

Sonoma County Winegrowers – Passion for Sustainability

Sonoma County, land of rolling hills, rugged coastlines, beautiful landscapes and seventeen unique AVA's, is world-renowned for its prestigious, high quality wines, but a lesser known fact is its … [Read more...]

La Cité du Vin: The Guggenheim of Wine

Le Cité du Vin (translated as City of Wine) opened in Bordeaux to rave reviews in June, opening ceremonies were inaugurated by the the French President Francois Hollande, and Minister of Culture … [Read more...]

Heretat Mas Tinell – Vilafranca del Penedès

Our first stop on the Penedès Wine Route was The Cava & Hotel Mastinell, home to the wines of Heretat Mas Tinell. The hotel and vineyard is located just outside of town of Vilafranca del Penedès. … [Read more...]

Parés Baltà – El Penedès

My most favorite vineyard visit in the Penedès region was Parés Baltà, a family owned vineyard dating back to the late 1700's.  The vineyards are spread over 5 estates with 176 hectares.  With deep … [Read more...]

El Penedès – Home of Spain’s Sparkling Cava

Recently I had a wonderful opportunity to visit a wine region within Spain's Catalonia region, El Penedès.   Catalonia is home to some of Spain's most prestigious wines.  Penedès is most renowned for … [Read more...]