Tag: Iris Vineyards

Ten Tips for Planning a Successful Wine Trip

As spring finally arrives, vineyards across the world are bursting into green glory. This is the perfect time of year to go on a wine trip and experience all of spring’s exuberance in the vineyard.  One doesn’t have to go far to do that.  In Illinois and Michigan alone, there are multiple tasting rooms and... Read more »

Santa's Sparklers

A long-time red wine fan, I’ve recently become infatuated with sparkling wines (which are the complete opposite of my beloved Barolos and Brunellos style-wise).  What’s not to love?  Sparkling wines are light, refreshing, easily paired with almost any food, and bring extra celebratory glitz to any occasion. They also come in a fascinating array of... Read more »

The Wines That Got Away

I’m not sure who coined the phrase “the one that got away” but it occurred to me lately when thinking of some great wines I’ve had and will never taste again for whatever reason.  These are the illustrious wines that, when you think of them, cause a wistfulness or yearning to well up inside. These... Read more »
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Parade of Rosés

Like millions of people, I’ve been immersed in Olympics viewing this week.  The beautiful unity of people from all corners of the world in one place attempting to hit their highest levels of performance is always incredibly inspiring.  While some find the Parade of Nations slow moving, I’m always fascinated by the countries I’ve never... Read more »