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April 19 Deadline for Winners of Best Tuscany Wine Lover Award – Enter Today

Take part in the official selection of the three Best Tuscan Wine Lovers! The “Best Tuscan Wine Lover Awards” consists of an international initiative promoted by Toscana Promozione (The Economic Promotion Agency of Tuscany) aiming to increase internationally the awareness about the brand Tuscany Taste, the new identity of the Tuscan high quality wine. Free your “Italian” creativity and you can be one of the three BTWL 2013! It is very easy to participate: download...

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Tasting 2004 Moet & Chandon Brut … and More (and an easy recipe)

I love surprises. Especially when they are related to drinking and eating so you can imagine my delight when I was spontaneously invited to join winemaker Elise Losfelt from Moet & Chandon for lunch at The Beverly Hills Hotel. Having been to an exceptional private tasting experience at the prestigious Moet & Chandon Chateau in Epernay, France last summer I was excited to meet Elise as well as curious to taste some ‘surprise’ vintages that...

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Simple Low Calorie Recipe from Sicily’s Planeta Estate Pairs with Chardonnay

Several months ago, I had the great pleasure of attending a wonderful tasting where I had the chance to meet Francesca Planeta and taste the some of the Planeta wine portfolio. Francesca is very dynamic and has been involved in the marketing of the wine as well as the development of the hospitality side of their business. I asked her to share a recipe that is made there and she sent along this easy fish...


In Honor of Champagne Day – 24 Hours of Bubbles

Most people go to Paris and don’t want to leave. And yes, I’m one of those people. But there’s an easy (and very tempting) day trip (with or without a one night’s stay) to Champagne that beckoned me and so on our last visit to Paris in July we jumped on the train and closed our eyes for a quick nap and in an hour and forty minutes were climbing down on the platform in...

Winemakers Reveal Pre-Harvest Rituals – Red Vines, Anyone?

At a recent luncheon event in Los Angeles at The Pennisula Hotel celebrating California Wine Month, Karen Steinwachs, winemaker at Buttonwood Winery in Santa Ynez said to me, “you should write a story about what winemakers do to get ready for the harvest. I buy new socks and take off all my rings (spreading outstretched fingers to demonstrate).” So here’s a quick peek into what is more than just guys growing beards and everyone drinking...

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Celebrate Bastille Day July 14 – Guest Blogger Megan Wiig Shares Her Favorite Holiday and Bordeaux Menu Pairings

Ever since I can remember my family has celebrated Bastille Day on July 14th, the most important French holiday, because it also happens to be my father’s birthday. No one loves French food or a party more than Dad, so in 1995 after my year abroad in the Rhone my parents and brother met me in Paris for the greatest fête of our lives. We had no idea the epic 24-hour celebration that awaited us!...


Women & Wine Official Media Sponsor for International Women’s Wine Competition

For the second year in a row, Women & Wine has been selected to be the media sponsor for the 2012 International Women’s Wine Competition in Sonoma, CA. Sponsored by Vineyard & Winery Management Magazine, the largest host of wine competitions in the U.S., this year’s event will be held on September 18 & 19th, 2012. In addition to all of the entries being submitted by women winemakers, the panel of judges are also women...


Celebrating 40 Years of Jordan Winery

I’ve become so accustomed to getting evites that when a physical invitation arrived in the mail from Jordan Winery announcing their 40th anniversary celebration it immediately raised my expectations. And, when the invitation came in an elegant box like the one sent by the team at Jordan Winery for not one but two events, a luncheon and tasting retrospective of 40 years of Jordan, as well as a party that night – the anticipation was...

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Wines to Pair with the Best Picture Oscar Nominated Films

You might have already decided what to eat on Oscar night but here’s inspiration for a wine to pair with each of the Best Picture Nominated Films. Go with our wine pairing suggestions or create your own after reading our choices. It’s a fun way to enhance the viewing experience! The Help There are over 6800 wineries in the U.S. now and only a handful owned by black winemakers much less female black winemakers. Iris...

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2007 Iron Horse Chinese Cuvee Is The Toast of White House for V-Day Luncheon for Chinese VP

While the rest of us, mere mortals, were home or at work with our Valentine’s Day plans, Joy Sterling was in Washington D.C. – more specifically at the State Luncheon to welcome the Chinese Vice President. Thank you Joy Sterling for sharing your ‘insiders’ view of yesterday’s White House gala. We were thinking of you all day! Here’s highlights from her email to Women & Wine today. It was a great thrill being at the...