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Loire adventure: Clau de Nell, Anjou

May 25, 2017 guaripetesolutions 0

Sylvain Potin and Christian Jacques There’s an interesting story behind Anjou-based biodynamic winery Clau de Nell, which was the next stop on our Loire tour. Christian Jacques was married to the late Anne Claude Leflaive, […]

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Col Fondo: The Funky Side of Prosecco

May 25, 2017 guaripetesolutions 0

The original Prosecco wasn’t the sweet, fruity, bubbly we know today. Find out more about “Col Fondo” or “Rifermentato in Bottiglia,” a funky, cloudy Prosecco unlike any other. We’ve all had Prosecco before: as an […]

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On the need for recognition and approval

May 24, 2017 guaripetesolutions 0

I remember that as a child I loved creating things. I spent hours drawing: pencils, felt-tip pens, and even drawing ink. I also loved sculpting things out of plasticine (famously used by Nick Park in […]

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2017 Rhone Rangers Tasting: June 10, San Francisco

May 24, 2017 guaripetesolutions 0

Text Size: 05.23.2017 Spring is in the air here in San Francisco. As if your allergies weren’t already making that painfully obvious. Longer days mean more time for drinking wine, of course, and not-so-coincidentally it […]

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Loire adventure: Vincent Carême, Vouvray

May 23, 2017 guaripetesolutions 0

Vincent Carême The drive from Montlouis to Vouvray took us past the famous troglodyte residences built into the tufa (soft limestone) cliffs that follow the Cher and Loire rivers. Here, homes and wine cellars have […]

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Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 5/21/17

May 23, 2017 guaripetesolutions 0

Text Size: 05.22.2017 Welcome to my weekly roundup of the wine stories that I find of interest on the web. I post them to my magazine on on Flipboard, but for those of you who […]

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Il mondo del vino è davvero rosa?

May 22, 2017 guaripetesolutions 0

Il mercato vinicolo presenta percentuali di “imprese rosa” – ovvero quelle aziende in cui il numero di soci ed esponenti donne attualmente in carica supera il 50% del totale – del 26,5%, non oltrepassando mai […]

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The “Other” French Whites of the Languedoc

May 22, 2017 guaripetesolutions 0

Picpoul means “lip stinger” and is just one of the intriguing white wines from the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France. Find out more about this Mediterranean paradise of sunshine friendly wines. Fun, bright, easy, light… That […]

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Loire adventure: Taille aux Loups, Montois, with Jacky Blot

May 21, 2017 guaripetesolutions 0

Amboise The view from my bedroom window! We finished our appointment at Puzelat and headed to Amboise. It was a beautiful sunny evening, and we were quite excited, because we were staying in a castle […]