Do you enjoy learning about wine – the best value wines as well as expensive wine???

Have fun with wine expert Marisa D’Vari as she takes you on her travels through the fine wine world, interviewing winemakers and introducing you to gorgeous wine regions around the world.

You’ll discover what goes on behind the scenes in classic fine wine regions such as Burgundy, Bordeaux, and Champagne, as well lesser known quality regions where you can find the best wine at incredible value (and find them in your local wine shop!)

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Tasting wine with Ilaria Petitto of DonnaChiara

It was great to meet and have a fabulous lunch today with Ilaria Petitto, a very savvy ambassador for her family’s DonnaChiara winery in Campagna, Italy. Though Ilaria’s grandfather grew… More »

Halloween: Port Wine is Better Than Candy

I love candy as much – or more – than anyone else! Yet in the last few years I have come to enjoy the Fall season and Halloween as well… More »

Della Terra Winery Direct Brian Larky

Wine Tasting and Lunch with Brian Larky of Dalla Terra Winery Direct

Very interesting tasting and lunch today with Dalla Terra Winery Direct founder Brian Larky, a very dynamic individual who self-built his company from his youth spent working the vineyards of… More »


Visiting Alentejo & Beja in Portugal

Portugal is famous for many things – the gorgeous sun, the friendly people, the great beaches, and of course its place in history. Though most people think of Portuguese wine… More »

Sao Miguel

Visit to Herdades Sao Miguel in Alentejo

You must have heard about Amphora wines… These wines, aged in large clay vessels, are the newest “old” trend in winemaking. Only the countries of Georgia and Portugal have used… More »

A Visit to Herdade do Freixo in Alentejo

“Welcome,” says Lisa, a friendly young woman from the hospitality department of Herdade do Freixo, welcoming us from our bus to the gorgeous vineyards of the estate. It is a… More »

Visiting Adega Mayor Winery in Alentejo

Do you love coffee? Wine? This high-end winery is a tribute its founder philanthropist Rui Nabeiro, who found a coffee empire and translated into a shrine for wine. The Adega… More »

torres de palma

Visiting Torre de Palma in Alentejo

Ah, Alentejo. Land of enchantment. We enjoyed visiting the extremely picturesque Torre de Palma winery, a gorgeous estate that would not look out of place in Bordeaux. It is actually… More »

herdades das servas

Visiting Herdade das Servas in Alentejo

The formal tour of the Alentejo wineries begins with Herdade das Servas  owned by the Serrano Miro family. The family has been  making wine here for generations. After we drive… More »

Quintessa Winery

Visiting Quintessa Winery in the Napa Valley

Quintessa is one of the most well respected wineries in the Napa Valley.  The creators of Quintessa are Valeria Huneeus and Agustin Huneeus, who purchased the gorgeous vineyard that was… More »

Meeting Guillermo Barzi of Wines of Argentina

It was a pleasure to meet Guillermo Barzi today, representing Wines of Argentina as well as his own family winery Humberto Canale. Though he brought three Malbec wines, from three… More »

Ben Glaetzer

Meeting Ben Glaetzer – Fabulous Barossa Valley

Great meeting Ben Glaetzer from the Barossa Valley today. At the Roxy hotel, I recognized him immediately because at 11am he was the only person with four bottles of wine… More »

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