Want to Go Someplace and Drink Wine with Me?

Ok, not actually for real go with me, although that would be fabulous and I hope you will at some point. What we're going to do is take three virtual tours and taste some fantastic wine along the way. Sounds good? If we can't get on a plane and cross an ocean well then gosh darn it, we'll just have to have some of our favorite countries come to us.

I've arranged a series of three virtual tours and wine tastings from three different countries and I invite you to join me from the comfort of your own home. I'm partnering with wine expert Warren Egnal founder of Douxvin. Based in San Francisco, Warren is a walking talking Wikipedia of wines from around the world.

We have so many wines from so many countries it was hard to decide where to start. Scratch that...we knew exactly where to start; Italy of course. And then we'll move on to South Africa which was life changing for me when I visited in November and it's also Warren's home country. My South African partner Sandy Salle, owner of Hills of Africa will guide us on our virtual tour. We'll finish with Portugal, a country I've visited twice and can't wait to explore further. Virginia Irurita, the founder of Made for Spain and Portugal will lead the way through Portugal.


September 17 - Italy with me

September 29 - South Africa with Sandy Salle of Hills of Africa

October 15 - Portugal with Virginia Irurita of Made for Spain and Portugal

All the sessions will be on Zoom and will start at 8:00 pm EDT, 7:00 CDT, 6:00 MDT and 5:00 PDT

Wines We Will Taste

We will be tasting the following wines:

Suavia Monte Carbonare (Veneto) and 
Feudi Cerasuolo (Sicily)

South Africa
Bablonstoren Chenin Blanc and Nebukanesar

Quinta de la Rosa Estate White and 
Reserve Red

Virtual Tours

Before each tasting, we'll have a presentation of the country given by myself or one of my expert in-country partners. If we can't travel in person, I want you to at least feel like you've had a visit.

Warren will then introduce us to the wines, which I hope you've already opened to enjoy with the presentation. We'll taste, ask questions and have a great time. I'll even send you a few recipes to make to accompany the wine.

How To Join

We've chosen two wines for each tasting; one red and one white. If you want to participate in the wine tastings, you'll need to order the 6 bottles from DouxVin in advance. Warren has made it super simple and the wines will be shipped together directly to your home. The cost for all 6 bottles, including shipping is $250. The last date to order to make sure the wine arrives in time for our Italy tasting is September 2nd. The link to order the wine is below. Not a wine drinker, no worries...we'd still love to have you join us!

Step One - RSVP by clicking below and you'll receive the Zoom link within 24 hours. You must RSVP to receive the Zoom link. Again, I'd love to see you even if you're not into wine.

Step Two - Order the wine from DouxVin by clicking below, then click on Ortensia Blu Italian Adventures.
If you have questions about anything other than wine, email me or call  203-705-7527. Any questions about the wine, email Warren.
Simple, right? I've missed seeing those of you I know and can't wait to meet you if I we haven't met yet!

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