Monthly Archives: May 2007

Pyrenees, Australia

     The Pyrenees region of Australia shares much with its neighbor, the Grampians: beautiful views, fresh country air and many of the same foods.

     Game meats, freshwater fish, honey and ewe’s milk yogurt make up some of the regional fare, much of which is enjoyed in the local restaurants, hotels and cafes.

     But the Pyrenees isn’t just about…

Posted in Wine Region Profiles

The Madera Wine Trail

     The Madera Wine Trail:  Gorgeous Scenery, Great Wine, Near Yosemite!

     “No temple made with hands can compare to Yosemite,” wrote famed naturalist John Muir. “Every rock in its walls seems to glow with life.”

     And there is a reason for that. Millions of reasons, actually. Spy the stunning cliff formations… hike among the towering giant sequoias…. picnic in settings filled with picturesque views.

     Then venture outside the park, and…

Posted in Our Wine Travel Log

Chicago's State Street: That Grape Street

     A little bit of wine country has come to downtown Chicago’s famous State Street.

     But before we tell you about the vinous nirvana in America’s Second City, a few words from the Chairman of the Board…

     “On State Street, that great street, I just wanna say: They do things they don’t do on Broadway…”

     What type of things? Well, how about putting three wine bars in a single one-block stretch?

     Yes, State Street – home of…

Posted in Our Wine Travel Log

Gloria Ferrer Champagne Caves

     Gloria Ferrer Champagne Caves:  The Ferrer Family Brings A Taste Of Spain To Carneros. 

     In 1982, the Ferrer family, proprietors of Freixenet USA, purchased 250 acres of land in Sonoma County’s Carneros wine district. 

     There, they planted vineyards with the traditional sparkling wine grapes, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Four years later…

Posted in Wineries of Distinction
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