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Seiterre Winery

Visit to Wine Group Seiterre

The name Seiterre is meant to refer to “six lands” – different geographical areas, diverse climates, varried terraine, and different wine varieties. Seiterre represents an agricultural business with approximately 300… More »

Valetti Winery

Visit to Valetti & Bettilli Christiana Winery

Monday October 16 started off with a visit to the family-owned Valetti winery, producing an impressive 90,000 bottles a year. Though the winery was built in 1975, it was recently… More »

Ristorante Alla Borsa

Vertical Tasting of Tortellini at Ristorante Alla Borsa

  As a wine lover, you’ve likely had your share of vertical flights of fine wine — but what about tortellini? Served up with over two dozen bottles of pale… More »


Visit to Vigneti Villabella winery

The very first day in Lake Garda we experienced gorgeous sunny weather, a visit to an ancient lemon garden, and then a visit to the luxurious Relaix & Chateaux hotel… More »

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 »

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