Category: White Wine

What the heck is Txakoli?

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Txakoli (chock-oh-lee) is a Spanish white wine worth exploring. Surprised you haven’t seen this type of wine before?  Up until the late 1980’s, Txakoli was only found in the local area within the Basque Country in Spain.  In the late 1980’s a few producers received Denominación de Origin (D.O.) certification and the wine has been growing in popularityRead More…

The Lure of the Loire

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The Loire Valley is my favorite wine region in France.  It’s first on my list of regions to visit because of the wide range of climates, grapes, and landscapes.  The region may not be as famous as Burgundy or Bordeaux to the regular wine drinker, but that’s why I love it- the wines are approachable toRead More…

Halloween for Grownups-Wine and Candy Guide

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It seems that pairing wine with Halloween candy is a popular trend these days.  Most blog posts pair a certain type of candy with a certain style of wine.  I find this irritating because I don’t just eat Skittles or M&M’s, two candies that pair differently with wine. I eat Snickers, Milky Way’s, Skittles, Starbursts-all ofRead More…

Can’t do Chardonnay? Try Roussanne.

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If you know me at all, you know I love Chardonnay and make everyone try at least one taste.  It makes me sad that people judge a grape on one bad wine or based on what their mom drank out of a jug in the 80’s (do you really blame her?)  I get really firedRead More…

Pour Me Another Glass of White, Please!

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The day Tim and I got engaged, we celebrated with a bottle of Kendall Jackson Chardonnay.  At the time we didn’t drink much wine but enjoying a bottle seemed more fitting for the situation than the beer or rum and Pepsi’s we were accustomed to drinking.