Specialties Yvonne Horn  
Travel Writer Yvonne Horn

Wineries and Wine

No matter that it produces more wine than any other Italian region. No matter that it pushes elbows with Sicily for first place in the growing of grapes. Mention Puglia and the response is unvariably, “Puglia?  Where’s Puglia?”  

Stand back – Puglia is poised to loose its anonymity.  Antinori has moved in...........

“Antinori's Puglian Paradise"
Quarterly Review of Wine


Riesling, Riesling, Riesling, a celebration of Riesling, an exploration of Riesling - for three days last July, Chateau Ste. Michelle was Riesling Central. More than 70 Riesling producers and leading experts from seven countries and six U.S. states had come to the chateau to attend Riesling Rendezvous 2008. "Welcome! Wilkommen, Bienvenue, G/day!" A Riesling-packed program included workshops, blind panel tastings, discussions, and perfect pairing of Riesling with food.

The grand success of Riesling Rendezvous was a recent memory when I traveled to Chateau Ste. Michelle to talk with head winemkaer Bob Bertheau about the amazing turnaround of a grape that not too long ago was considered hopelessly out of fashion - dismissed out of had as sweet and one-dimensional - into a grape worthy of a celebratory and informative Rendezvous.

“Riesling Central"
Quarterly Review of Wine


Wine, Francis Ford Coppola PresentsA birthday cake seemingly the size of a football field presented a bit of a challenge when it came to the blowing out of sixty-seven candles. That done, a cinematically worthy moment parted the single cake into two, symbolizing that Coppola's viticultural empire was now officially divided between his Rutheford property in Napa County, Niebaum-Coppola, and the Geyserville yet-to-be named property in Sonoma County......

"Francis Ford Coppola Presents: Sonoma County" Quarterly Review of Wine
 Back to Specialties     



Meet Yvonne Horn Photo Gallery Award-Winning Travel Clips Contact Yvonne Home