Ordinaire, Oakland (California)

Vibrant crowd in the afternoon Oakland, California Last but not the least of my U.S. stories - While located in Oakland on the other side of the Oakland-Bay Bridge, Ordinaire can be considered as one of the prominent wine bars/shops...

Ceritas (California)

Phoebe Bass & John Raytek Healdsburg, California Ceritas is a Sonoma winery that is around since 2005, it is managed by John Raytek and his wife Phoebe Bass, both make wine in their facility in Healdsburg from contracted grapes, all...

Hiyu Wine Farm (Oregon)

China Tresemer & Nate Ready Hood River, Oregon Nate and China started Hiyu Wine Farm after buying a property, Pheasant Valley Winery near Hood River east of Portland and south of the Columbia river. There was a small vineyard surface...

Frenchtown Farms, Oregon House (California)

Aaron & Cara Mockrish Oregon House, California Sierra Foothills Aaron and Cara Mockrish who now run Frenchtown Farms are of a new generation of winemakers who spend most of their attention and care in the vineyard. They're passionate about the...

Vincent Bergeron, Montlouis (Loire)

Vincent Bergeron with wife and son Montlouis-sur-Loire, Loire You may remember my story/profile on Frantz Saumon, the Montlouis producer, this was here a few months ago in this very house and as planned, Frantz moved since most of his winery...

Wine News (72)

Great Cabernet Sauvignon My sister had brought me this bottle which she found in Lyon or a trip in the Rhone and we waited to open the bottle, it happened to be a very enjoyable wine. It's vinifies naturally on...

Open Doors at Christian Venier (Loire)

The courtyard at the wine farm Candé-sur-Beuvron, Loire It's been years I wanted to go at the yearly open doors of Christian Venier, it's not that far from where I stay on weekends in the Loire and Noëlla Morantin who...

Mettler winery (Israel)

Heinz Mettler checking the apex of his Petit Verdot Agur, Israel This visit was very interesting on many regards, it helped me understand how the winemaking wave has grown deep in the country, here is a very small operation with...

Sphera winery (Israel)

Doron Rav Hon in his facility Givat Yeshayahu, Jerusalem hills This is yet another interesting winery that has appeared fairly recently on the Israeli wine scene, Sphera, which makes wines from a 3,5-hectare vineyard surface. The facility is located in...

Poison D’Avril wine fair

Cool wine fair Saint-Agil, Loir-et-Cher (Loire) I heard about this small wine fair through Christophe Foucher and I'm grateful that he tipped me about it, it's the 2nd year it's happening in the northern tip of the Loir-et-Cher département (I...

Douro wines (Portugal)

Saúde ! a press trip in the Douro Vila Real, Douro, Portugal I took part to 6-day press trip in the Douro in Portugal, this was a good opportunity to discover this small wine region at the western tip of...