Every Monday, discover new wines, regions, and ways to understand this fermenting sea.
Munching Vidal Blanc on Keuka Lake, New York
Wayward Wine continues to ply the uncharted wines of Vancouver Island. It has been rough, but we found some decent Pinot Noir (read here). This marginal-in-the-best-of-times climate manages to counter its Northern latitude by bottling any warmth it can from the eastern straights with its western mountains. The best example: the Butchart Gardens utopia that traps tourists with its improbably lush gardens… Continue reading
We continue last Monday’s Vienna visit (see post) with a visit to Belvedere Palace:
Prince Eugene of Savoy had Belvedere built as his summer home on funds from defeating the Ottomans. The gardens stretch in orderly, endless fashion.
Thanks to small rooms and small collections, we can easily digest the medieval art, armor, sculpture, and paintings (the Klimt collection stunned us). Both complexes manage to feel cozy yet extravagant. Continue reading
Snow flops on Salzburg rooftops, but we stay cosy inside our hostel and watch Julie Andrews declare these hills be alive. So while in Salzburg (see last post), we must try Austria’s native white grape: Grüner Veltliner. A bit too … Continue reading