I personally highly recommend traveling to wine regions outside of the big areas to places like Madiran in France, or the Douro in Portugal. This way, you still have all the old-world charm we all know and love but with new and exciting innovation when it comes to their winemaking processes. It is a wonderful way to travel and truly meet the people behind the wines.
When you can travel to a place that is not as commercialized you have the opportunity to really dive into the culture of a particular region and enjoy more of a hands-on experience with the winemakers. These smaller regions are brimming with farmers and tenants of the land and they have nothing but the desire to showcase their labors of love and to educate the world on their wines!
At Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse New York, we have a fantastic selection of Portuguese wines including Warres 1985, Ramos Pinto and Quinta do Noval available by the glass on our rotating Coravin pours list. We also have a lovely bottle from the Madiran region in France from Château Peyros that pairs beautifully with Del Frisco’s heritage, hand-cut steaks.