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    Taste & Talk: Women in Wine with Montemaggio

    The Month of March is Woman’s History Month. While the whole month is dedicated to women, we also celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th, which kicks off Women’s Week. INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women’s achievements or rally for women’s equality. This year, in honor of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, #WiningHourChat decided to feature Fattoria di Montemagggio. Fattoria di Montemaggio is located in Radda in Chianti, Tuscany, nestled in Chianti Classico, between…

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    Taste and Talk: Old Vine Zinfandel from Seghesio Family Vineyards

    A #WiningHourChat with Seghesio Wines As winelovers, we keep abreast of the various wine holidays.  Nevertheless, we know full well that no excuses are needed when it comes to drinking wine.  In November, specifically on the third Wednesday, we celebrate the varietal known as Zinfandel for National Zinfandel Day.  Zinfandel Advocates and Producers (ZAP) is nonprofit association that endeavors to promote, educate and celebrate the Zinfandel grape. We were happy to do our part to taste and talk Zinfandel! Zinfandel is a black-skinned grape that produces a robust red wine, along with the well-known blush wine (white zinfandel).  The grape is said to have originated in Croatia around 6000 B.C.,…

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    Taste and Talk: Uncovering Cremisan Wine of Palestine with Terra Sancta

    Cremisan: The Wine Star of Bethleham Did you know that Palestine produces wine?  Well, I didn’t.  When I thought about wine coming from the Holy Land…I always thought of Israel.  However, I was in for a surprise.  I had the pleasure of speaking with Jason Bajalia from the Terra Sancta Trading Company, which specializes in beer, wine and spirits from Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Upon hearing this, I was happy to have Terra Sancta on #WiningHourChat and the Wines of Cremisan, Palestine were the feature. Cremisan Cellars is located in the Cremisan Valley in Bethlehem between West Bank and Jerusalem. Cremisan is also home to The Salesian Sisters…

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    Taste and Talk: Organic and Biodynamic Wines at Ehlers Estate

    Our Experience with #EhlersLove Photo Credit: Ehlers Estate Earlier this year (yes, I’m a little late), #WiningHourChat decided to feature some organic, biodynamic and sustainable wineries.  Ehlers Estate, located in St. Helena California, of course, was a priority. “The story of Ehlers Estate is one of passion, patience, and hard work, intertwined like the tendrils of robust vines that have been part of the landscape here since the mid-1800s.” We could not wait to hear more about their story. We were able to converse with Elizabeth Smith, the social media and wine club manager at Ehlers Estate. It was a basic Q & A format with the winery and our…

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    A #WiningHourChat with Katarina Andersson of #WinesofItaly

    Conversing with Katarina When you combine brains, drive, innovation, initiative and a passion for wine, you get Katarina Andersson. She is truly a powerhouse in the world of Italian wines. Katarina is the Founder of the #WinesofItaly livestream and the Founder of Grapevine Adventures.  Although we are good friends, I had the pleasure of having her as a guest on #WiningHourChat last month.  We decided to follow-up with our interview, in case you missed it! Katarina has lived in Florence, Italy for the past 17 years. Although she is originally from Sweden, she totally knows her way around Italy and Italian wines.  First, we talked about her livestream. The #WinesofItaly…

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