Food Travels

Meet Winemaker Jacky Blot

A Taste of Fate: Meeting Winemaker Jacky Blot

Many of my vacations truly are “working vacations”. Yes, we spend three weeks in France, but we are visiting wine makers, cheese producers and the like. Yeah, I know, tough job but someone has to do it. I can’t complain. I work at hunting out products. Much like the truffle pig, I am always sniffing around, looking in local shops, watching what the locals are eating.
On this journey, Fate stepped in.


sampling balsamic in Modena, Italy

Ya Think Or Ya Want?: A Trip To Italy

I have recently realized that I am a researcher and thus an explorer. Whether I am trying to find a great ingredient for a basket or wandering into the hillsides of Italy, I am always searching for insight. Perhaps it is where a certain chocolate comes from and why that makes a difference. It can be why Balsamic ages best in the attic…


Terry August and Philippe Colin in his wine cellar

Master Winemaker: Meeting with Philippe Colin

Terry and Phillipe Colin tasting wine in his cellar in Burgundy. One of the highpoints of our visit to Burgundy was our meeting with Philippe Colin in his cave in Chassagne-Montrachet. In 2004 the Domaine Michel Colin-Déléger was divided between Michel and his two sons, Philippe and Bruno. Philippe’s 2004 Chassagne-Montrachet was a knockout with […]


Terry August & Sylvain Fadat

Master Winemaker: Our Meeting with Sylvain Fadat

My husband, Wally, and I have just returned from France and I can hardly express what a great time we had. One of the highlights was meeting with Sylvain Fadat at his vineyard in Montpeyroux. His Domaine d’Aupilhac Montpeyroux is one of our favorite wines and is included in many of our wine gift baskets. […]