Wine Wanderings

Tricia Conover, DipWSET
Wandering through the world tasting wine and spirits... traveling to wineries and vineyards, wine regions, food & drink tourism, and spirits crafters. A Wandering Woman!
Created 29 Dec 2020
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  • 9 Wine Pairing Tips for a Perfect Thanksgiving Dinner
    16 Nov 2021 • 3 min read
    What wines do I serve with my Thanksgiving Dinner? My inbox is overflowing! All sommeliers get the most wine pairing questions during the holidays. I always want to give a satisfying answer. Still, I ...
  • Willamette Valley, Oregon. It’s Not Just About Pinot Noir
    09 Nov 2021 • 5 min read
    Fall in Willamette Valley, Janis Miglavs, Photographer I write every year about the wonderful Willamette Valley wines, especially in the pre-Thanksgiving timeframe. Pinot Noir is the Willamette Valley...
  • Wine Country Weddings
    02 Nov 2021 • 4 min read
    A Wedding at Gundlach Bundschu, Sonoma County, CA Why Have a Wine Country Wedding? The United States is now the largest wine consuming country in the world. Consider this. It is not difficult to appre...
  • How to Preserve Wine? Opened and Unopened
    26 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 1 6
    By far the most common question I am asked as a wine professional is, “How and for how long can I preserve an opened bottle of wine?” I was presenting at a DAR – Daughters of the American Revolution m...
  • 2021 Stars of Fine Wine Industry Recognized
    19 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 0 2
    Angela Scott, Golden Vines Awards, Diversity Scholarship 7 OCTOBER 2021 | LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: The winners of The 2021 Golden Vines® Awards and 2021 Golden Vines® Diversity Scholarships were announ...
  • Napa Valley Prichard Hill® Pioneer: Chappellet Winery
    12 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 2 0
    A view of Napa Valley from Pritchard Hill, Chappellet Winery One of the hidden treasures of Napa Valley, Chappellet Winery sits on the eastern hills of Napa in an elevated area called Prichard Hill. P...
  • The Phenomenon of Celebrity Spirits 2021
    05 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 0 2
    Sam Heugan, Sassenach Scotch Whisky, Sam plays Jamie Frasier on the Netflix series, Outlander The Celebrity Spirit phenomenon has accelerated greatly following the sale of George Clooney and friend Ra...
  • Joseph Phelps Vineyards: More Than the Flagship Wine, Insignia
    28 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    Visiting Joseph Phelps Vineyards, Napa Valley, Stags Leap District Joseph Phelps, Napa Valley Winery I first visited Joseph Phelps Vineyards in the early 1990’s because of the reputation of their flag...
  • Healdsburg Square, Sonoma County – What to See, Where to Sip
    21 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    About Wine Wanderings Historic Healdsburg Square Following a tasting trip to one of my favorite wineries in the Russian River Valley, Gary Farrell Winery, I wanted to reacquaint myself with the town o...
  • Chimney Rock Winery: Stags Leap - Napa Valley
    14 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 0 1
    Chimney Rock Winery, Stags Leap District, Napa Valley As you approach Chimney Rock winery the distinctive architecture is immediately noticeable, with its impressive gables and bright white stucco ext...
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