Andrew Jefford is one of the world’s most prolific and seasoned wine writers. Read Vino Venture’s 2016 interview in this link to the Wine Scholar Guild website.
Author: Kathy Merchant
Languedoc-Roussillon: 1+1 = 1
This rather lengthy backgrounder sets the stage for a study tour of the Languedoc-Roussillon wine region hosted by Wine Scholar Guild. Renowned wine writer Andrew Jefford will lead this tour October 14-19. Stay tuned for trip highlights!
The Answer is 33. What is the Question?
How many Grand Cru vineyards are there in Bourgogne? The answer is not as straightforward as you might think!
Hiding in Plain Sight: Rapeneau Family Estates
The Rapeneau family has been making wine in France for more than a century. This blog post features Château de Bligny, the family’s crown jewel in Champagne.
Shaw-Ross Lineage Wine Tour
An exceptional tasting of wines from 5 family vineyard brands from the Shaw-Ross Lineage Collection, hosted by Hyde Park Gourmet in Cincinnati.
Book Review: Passion for Wine
Book review: Passion for Wine (The French Ideal and the American Dream) by Jean-Charles Boisset and Marnie Old.
Spanish Fiesta y Cata de Vinos
Learn how to make a simple paella and pair a Spanish meal with sparkling, white, red and sherry wines.
Darioush: “Show Your Dreams to Others”
Darioush Khaledi excelled in two careers — construction in Iran and retail grocery in the U.S. — before realizing his dream of buying vineyard property in Napa Valley. The winery, called simply Darioush, is a testament to his determination and character.
Iconic Italian Wine Regions
A short guide to the top wines of Tuscany and Piedmont, plus help navigating Italian wine labels!
Barolo and Barbaresco
The “big B” wines of Piedmont — Barolo and Barbaresco — are among the world’s finest wines.