Wine Not Wine

Wine Not think about Wine Travel! 

Hope you visited some wineries this fall. We took travelers to Bordeaux on a river cruise and through Provence in September and went with a food/wine group to Piedmont in October, new wine regions for us. Consider wine travel for your next trip! We just received our shipment from our friend Jason Haas at Tablas Creek, can't wait to try some! Check out the Finger Lakes, Paso Robles, Santa Barbara, or Bordeaux, Provence, and Piedmont next summer.

Looking forward to visiting more wineries next year and giving thanks with friends.

We have been tasting a lot of wine this fall making up for lost time during COVID. The Bordeaux, Provence and Piedmont areas are both iconic wine regions that shouldn't be missed. Bordeaux is easy via a river cruise, Provence by car is easy to explore, Piedmonte takes a bit more planning, but our friends at Vino Venue made it happen, with great food. 

Domaine de Cromey Intro

Great wines for cooler months 

Tablas Creek 2019 Esprit de Tablas, flagship red blend
Zenaida Cellars 2019 Wanderlust GSM
Tensley 2020 Syrah, always a top scoring wine
Daou 2019 Sauvignon Blanc, light, tart, refreshing
Foxen 2020 Chenin Blanc, not your Mother's Chenin Blanc!
All should be available through a good wine store

Empire Wine Ordering

Paso/SantaBarbara Whites

Dragonette & Daou Sauvignon Blancs, Foxen Chenin Blanc 

Paso Robles GSM's

Grenache, Syrah & Mourvedre from Zenaida Cellars, Frequency, and Thacher 

Paso/Santa Barbara Hearty Reds 

Tensley Syrah, Daou Cabernet Sauvignon, and Zenaida Cellars Zinfindel


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