Domaines Schlumberger Les Princes Abbés Pinot Gris 2015

It was not my first Domaines Schlumberger moment. That took place seven or eight years ago at Bouchon in Asheville, North Carolina, and I fell in love. This recent moment, a blind, comparative food and wine tasting of international gewürztraminer, pinot gris, and riesling at the Anderson Valley Winegrowers’ 13th Annual Aromatic White Wine Festival, […]

Beth’s Smart Sip: 2014 Willamette Valley Vineyards Pinot Gris

Just a few posts ago, I was saying how pinot gris wasn’t a go-to varietal wine for me. I am going to eat my words right this very second because I have discovered another good example, this time, a pinot gris from Willamette Valley, Oregon. The 2014 Willamette Valley Vineyards Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley, a […]

Beth’s Smart Sip: 2013 Cave de Turckheim Tradition Pinot Gris

Cave de Turckheim, founded in 1955, is a cooperative of 216 growers in Alsace that produces a variety of wines, including Crémant d’Alsace brut, demi-sec, and rosé brut, chasselas, gewürztraminer, muscat, pinot blanc, pinot gris, pinot noir, riesling, sylvaner, and a selection of Vendanges Tardives (late-harvest wines) under different brand names. I have had the […]

My May Sips

Yes, I know it’s June already, but these are some of the wines I tasted last month. Oh, and if you have a better title for my occasional collection of wine reviews, please post it in the comments. I could use some help with blog post titles. Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards Estate Reserve Napa Valley California […]

Wine Bloggers’ Conference: Live Wine Blogging of Whites and Rosés

This is my third conference (2011, 2013, and 2014) and my third time participating in live wine blogging (10+ wines tasted in a hour) and I’ve never actually blogged during it. I am one of those who believes that the wines deserve a little more attention for a more thorough blog post. That being said, […]

#TGTaste with Erath Winery and Winemaker Gary Horner

When ThirstyGirl invited me to participate in #TGTaste with Erath Winery and winemaker Gary Horner, I couldn’t refuse. I’ve grown to love Oregon-produced Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir primarily due to my tasting experiences with another Oregon winery that produces great value, high quality wines: Foris Vineyards. I particularly love #TGTaste, because participants like me […]