A Taste of Wine from Brazil

The most exciting sparkling wine I have tasted recently is from Brazil. It’s the Casa Valduga 130 Limited Edition, and I discovered it an exclusive event promoting Brazilian wine in Atlanta. The sparkling wine is similar to Champagne as it is made from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and gets its bubbles via the traditional method. […]

The White Knight Viognier 2014

Looking for a new white wine to enjoy? The White Knight Viognier is coming to your rescue. Medium to full bodied with just a hint of sweetness, this is the white wine to help you transition to the cooler months. It also happens to be a great pairing with fall flavors and seasonal ingredients. The […]

Colomé and Amalaya: Wines from Salta, Argentina

There is more to Argentina’s wine than just Mendoza. You’re missing out if you don’t venture beyond the country’s best-known region. Today we’re focusing on Salta. This region is located in the north of Argentina and is characterized by its mountainous terrain. Here you’ll find some of the highest elevation vineyards in the world. For a […]

Vinogram: Bottle Jack Winery

Really enjoyed tasting Bottle Jack wines yesterday with John & Katharine, husband & wife winemaking team. Lovely #viognier and tasty reds from Santa Cruz Mountains & Central Coast. Tasting room only open on 3rd weekend of the month so visit today! #wine #winery #SantaCruz #california #centralcoast #santacruzmountains #redwine #vinogram A photo posted by Robin Austin […]

Vinkara Wines: Indigenous Grapes from Turkey

Love Old World wines and looking for something new? Try the wines from Vinkara Winery in Turkey, a place where winemaking started some 15,000 years ago. Vinkara is a leader in the production of indigenous Anatolian grape varietals. They are now introducing their wines to the United States. Vinkara Winery is located in Kalecik, in […]

Left Coast Cellars 2014 White Pinot Noir

Here at the Amateur Gastronomer we love finding new and special wines to share. Today we’re talking about the Left Coast Cellars 2014 White Pinot Noir. A White Pinot Noir? Yes! This is a white wine made from Pinot Noir grapes. There’s a good chance you’ve tasted a white Pinot Noir before, though in its […]