Wines to try:

G&M Machmer Spätlese (Rheinhessen, Germany)

St. Michael Eppan (Alto -Adige, Italy)

Zweigelt is easily paired with hearty BBQ with its robust flavors but works well with light fare and even fish as it has a light-to-medium body. There’s no wrong pairing with a Zweigelt. “I think baking spice is a fun note to play off of grains — barley, sorghum, amaranth, quinoa,” says Bouzari. “I guess my backward thinking starts with the idea of cinnamon and sugar on oatmeal?”


Wine to try:

Pratsch Organic Zweigelt (Niederösterreich, Austria)

The aromatics in these varieties shine in orange and rosé iterations as well. The depth of concentration and texture in addition to the naturally intriguing notes play off of each other brilliantly.


Try these

Schmelzer Weingut Schlicht und ergreifend Orange Cuvee II (Burgenland, Austria)

Christina Zweigelt Rosé (Burgenland, Austria)

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I have a sneaking suspicion that I will be quarantined in France this week and it involves Chris Barren of The Spin Doctors.

It’s a classic monkey paw situation. For most of my adult life, I have tried in vain to learn French. Tutors, podcasts, Duolingo — everything. The only way it’s going to stick for me is total immersion. In the midst of the coronavirus scare, I am headed to Touraine, France for work. With fears of quarantine swirling about, I might just get what I asked for.

Unprepared Journalists Take on Harvest in the Mosel

The Mosel’s steep slopes are what make gorgeously concentrated wines, unparalleled views and incredibly difficult harvests. Because of the near-vertical vineyards, wineries must hand-harvest. When I was asked to go on a media trip there, I jumped at the chance to see it in all of its glory.

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Hand-harvest at Villa Huesgen

Wine industry press trips are generally lavish, and complaints largely consist of being too full. …

The Sorting Table (Carrie Dykes)

Hudson Valley dweller, Wine Enthusiast Mag, WSET Dip, IWSC, matriarch to Shep the dog, Marzipan and Penelope the street cats and Finn the human.

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