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Wachau Valley Winery

After returning to the ship (finally docked in Melk) around mid-day, we set off again towards Krems through “the Wachau” (another UNESCO World Heritage site).  Reputed to be a lovely stretch of the River Danube, it was cool and rainy so I don’t have too many photos of the medieval villages and ruined castles in the hills. 187 more words

Europe 2016

Tasting Note: Shady Lane Gruner Veltliner

I’m very happy to see Austrian grapes like Gruner Veltliner planted in the US – they’re a nice alternative to the same-old same-old.  I purchased this bottle on one of my summer trips… 88 more words

A Little Taste of Vienna in Mammoth Lakes

In early August, Michelle and I met up with a couple of friends at a wonderful restaurant in San Diego, Calif., called 100 Wines. Only on that night, a better name would have been 99 Wines, because the one wine on the list that we wanted — the one wine on the list that would have made for an absolutely fabulous evening — was not available. 617 more words

Editor's Journal


Here I was another lost soul having dinner. Not that dinner out is such a strange occurrence, but that I was to be found in an Asian style eatery. 562 more words


Austrian Sparkling Wine - A Delightful Surprise

When I think of Austrian wine, gruner Veltliner immediately comes to mind.

Sparkling wine … does not.

But it turns out that when you combine those two things, you get an elegant, refreshing, Champagne-style wine for a fraction of the price. 320 more words


Food-and-Wine Pairing Made Easy: 4 Tips

When matching wine with food, flavors are important. That’s fairly obvious.

In fact, we talk all the time about matching wine with the dominant flavor of any given dish. 250 more words

Food And Wine Pairings/Recipes