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Winter Wine for your January pairings

The New Year has arrived, and 2018 appears to be off to a good start. Now is the time to think about winter wine that makes the perfect pairing for your January dining experience. Here are seven wines to compliment any meal. White Winter Wine I find with winter stews; the ideal go to is

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Pantai Inn La Jolla

Discover Paradise at the Pantai Inn

I love discovering all that California has to offer. You never know what you will encounter. One place that enchanted me was the Pantai Inn in La Jolla. The charming Pantai Inn with its Balinese décor is located on La Jolla’s exquisite coastline. Almost every luxury suite has a breathtaking view. Pantai means “fine white

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Milly Calico Cat by Cori Solomon

The Rainbow Bridge Claims Our Cat Milly

Today we will usher our middle cat to the Rainbow Bridge. It is time. Milly has been wallowing with a variety of ailments; a mysterious concoction of cancer, heat stroke, and old age. She’s lying beside me, and she is unusually quiet. Perhaps she knows. I have run out of tears. My eyes are swollen

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Wine & Roses Garden

Wine & Roses: The utmost in a Lodi hotel

A visit to Lodi must include a stay at Wine & Roses. At the same time, this Lodi hotel combines the region’s history with the communities wine legacy; it also offers a sanctuary for serenity and calm after a day of wine tasting. The ambiance is intensified by the hotel’s location, nestled in a park-like

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Wines from Lugana DOC

Lugana: Discover Italy’s Hidden White Wine Gem

Lugana plays a significant role in Italian wine history. The region was the first in Italy to obtain its DOC designation in 1967. Situated on the lower portion of Lake Garda in northern Italy, the wine region embodies two provinces Brescia and Verona and two regions Lombardy and Veneto. Furthermore, this area is strictly known

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Stellar Wines of 2017

2017 Wines in Review: Stellar Wines of the year

As 2017 comes to a close, I found many wines, which made a lasting impression and I consider genuinely stellar wines in quality. Here are the exceptional wines and wineries I discovered that merit a standing on this wine list. Furthermore, the wines chosen are only those that I wrote about during this past year

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Champagne for New Years 2017

Bubble Watch: Sparkling Wine; Champagne, Cava, Prosecco

When people are shopping for New Year’s Eve, they often ask their local proprietor ” where’s the Champagne”? But are all Bubbly wines Champagne? No. While most people don’t differentiate between different types of sparkling wine, there are differences. Champagne Champagne is grown and made in the Champagne region in France. The wine made there

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Bila-Haut Occultum Lapidem Languedoc hidden gem

Bila-Haut Occultum Lapidem: The hidden gem of Languedoc

The relationship between earth and life is the backbone of the winemaking process.  It is undoubtedly the philosophy behind Michel Chapoutier’s wines from Domain De Bila-Haut. The terroir represents earth, and the vineyard symbolizes life. Essentially, the goal of the winemaker is finding the harmony and balance between the two by letting it come forth

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Albee Cat Rescue

The gift: The story of a cat rescue

As the holiday season rolls in and gift giving begins, I am reminded of some of the intrinsic gifts we often receive. These gifts come to us by chance and play a significant role in our lives. For animal lovers, accounts of rescued dogs and cats are heartwarming and have a special place in our

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Holiday Wines 2017

Seven holiday wines to consider this season

Christmas and New Years are just around the corner. As you decide what to wine to serve with your holiday dinner, here are some suggestions for holiday wines. All merit a seat at any dinner table and represent many countries throughout the world. White Holiday Wines I love to discover new varieties and Italy always

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