Cabernet Franc bottles on a sunny day

Cabernet Franc: Varietal of the Month

Have you noticed everybody is talking about Cabernet Franc lately? It’s no surprise—Cabernet Franc has medium body and moderate tannin and acidity with great texture that makes it a worthy addition to the dinner table. Cabernet Franc offers up the...

/ November 21, 2022
Pedroncelli Winery's holiday 2022 gift boxes with a mix of wines

Perfect Holiday Gifts

Trying to find the perfect holiday gifts can put a damper on the spirit of the season. Once I figured out that wine was the best gift for almost everyone on my list, the holidays got a lot easier. Still...

/ November 3, 2022
Viognier bottles on a sunny day with flowers in the background

Viognier: Varietal of the Month

Viognier is a full-bodied white wine originally from the Northern Rhone Valley in France. Viognier differs depending on the climate be it cool or warm. Cool climate wines tend towards bright citrus notes, while warm climate wines exhibit deeper floral...

/ October 27, 2022
A colorful sunset with rolling hills and a large tree in the right foreground.

The Magic of Autumn

Warm sunny days and crisp cool evenings signal the waning of summer and the magic of autumn arriving. October along the Wine Road means stunning colors in the vineyards, a few less people as summer vacations come to an end,...

/ October 3, 2022
Gewürtztraminer bottles leaning against a barrel

Gewürztraminer: Varietal of the Month

Gewürztraminer is a medium body, dry white wine lighter than a Chardonnay and heavier than a Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigo. Gewürz means spice in German and the grape hails from Alsace the French wine region bordering Germany. It’s a cool climate...

/ September 27, 2022

36th Annual GrapeFest in Grapevine, Texas on September 15 – 18, 2022

Here at the Wine Road we know a thing or two about wine festivals, but this month we will be traveling to the 36thAnnual GrapeFest, the largest wine festival of the Southwest, to see how wine is celebrated Texas style...

/ September 7, 2022
Wine & Food Affair 2022 event poster with details and blurred background of vineyards

Autumn = Wine & Food Affair

Autumn is just around the corner, and so is one of the Wine Road’s premier tasting events—Wine & Food Affair on November 5th & 6th. Picture yourself meandering along vineyard-lined roads with the autumn sun illuminating the vines bursting with...

/ September 1, 2022
Barbera bottles of wine on a rail with trees in the background

Barbera: Varietal of the Month

Barbera is one of Italy’s five most planted grapes and the fifteenth most planted varietal in the world. In California, Barbera is characterized by high acidity and fruity exuberance with medium tannins and a spicy finish. A charming and quaffable...

/ August 23, 2022
Recipes written large on an open book with various ingredients forming a frame around the open book.

In Pursuit of the Perfect Recipe (and Pairing)

My husband and I love to cook, and are always scouting for new recipes, especially those that pair well with wine. But websites that don’t bombard you with pop-up ads and other annoyances are increasingly hard to find. However, I...

/ August 1, 2022
8 bottles of Chardonnay on a red cloth with trees in the background

Chardonnay: Varietal of the Month

Chardonnay is planted widely around the world.  It’s sometimes called the chameleon grape given its propensity to display characteristics that reflect the particular climate and region where it’s grown. It can be coy or bold in personality and run the gamut...

/ July 25, 2022