Winery Reviews

La Rioja Alta

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Picking up where we left off… After spending the day in Priorat, we leave the region and drive a bit closer to the area of Rioja, before we take camp for the night.  Knowing that our drive to the region the following morning will be a long haul, we take drive just an hour and…

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February 24, 2014

Los Caballeros del Priorato

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Day 4:  We discover the ‘Wild West’ of Spanish Winemaking! We leave our cute little Cava village of Sant Sadurní d’Anoia early morning, and head off for the town of Gratallops.  Smack dab in the famous winemaking region of Priorato and its grapes Garnacha & Cariñena (most commonly known as Carignan in FR or/and Mazuelo in…

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February 23, 2014

Uncorking Cava!

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Onward! Day 3 begins with our car rental.  ¡Ay, caramba! Renting a car in Barcelona begins with actually getting to your rental car agency of your choice.  Interesting to say the least. We had reserved our car online prior to our arrival and had, obviously, done a LOT of research on the situation before arriving.…

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February 22, 2014

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Looking for wine suggestions, new recipes for your everyday eats or entertaining needs, or even a list of cool wineries in a particular region you’re heading to?   Did you know that between Amusée’s Facebook, Blog, Pinterest, and Instagram pages – we have you covered from A to Z? Amusée’s Blog lists a zillion Wine…

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January 30, 2014

‘Bag in the Box’ Season is here!

I was reminded of all the reasons why I love wine in box this morning when I found a note in my ‘inbox’ from one of my favorite northern California producers, Peterson Winery, presenting their latest Box Wines of the Season. Fred and Jamie Peterson, who over the years have become more than ‘wine pals’…

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May 16, 2013

Minnesotan Hospitality

Friday I had the distinct pleasure and opportunity to train a winery in my own backyard. Well, not exactly my own backyard, but when you’re from Minnesota, an hours drive feels like something from your neighborhood. Crow River Winery, a Minnesota Winery, located just one hour west of the Twin Cities is an outstanding one…

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