Tasting Terroir – Can You Really?

The first thing most people think of when they hear the word terroir is the soil in which grapevines grow, but it is much more than that, it’s the rain, the heat, the sun, the humidity, the wind, and anything else that Mother Nature can throw at a grapevine in any given year. If you’ve…

Getting to Know the Wines of Rasteau #Winophiles

I have been on a southern France wine kick lately and this month the Winophiles are exploring the  wine region of Rasteau, located in the Southern Rhone region of France. I received all four of the wines featured in this article free of charge, but as always, opinions are my own. is unique in the…