Papapietro Perry Wines

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir Comes Alive At Papapietro Perry Winery

Steering his way to Sonoma County, Ben Papapietro, along with his partner Bruce Perry traversed the roads on a journey from the family garage to their winery in Dry Creek Valley. Along the way, Ben maneuvered his way via a truck working for the San Francisco News Agency; the San Francisco Examiner and Chronicle. No

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Lake Oswego Sculpture with Cori Solomon

Mt. Hood Territory: Uncover Its Hidden Secrets

When people imagine the Willamette Valley, they usually think of the area between Salem and Portland. This location covers the mid-portion of Oregon because it encompasses most of the Willamette Valley AVA and its sub-appellations. Mt. Hood Territory is another area offering travelers numerous options of activities to discover. Cities in the Mt. Hood Territory

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Feng Shui Designed Ron Rubin Winery © Ron Rubin Winery

Ron Rubin Winery: An Adventure in Feng Shui Design

What lies between a winery’s walls play a role in the wine itself. In the case of Ron Rubin Winery, Feng Shui engulfs the winery from inside and out. This aspect is reflected in the wines through energy. When I heard that Ron Rubin’s winery is built and organized around Feng Shui design, it intrigued

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Clos Mogador-Priorat Wines

Clos Mogador: Elevating Priorat Wines

Priorat is considered one of the most prestigious Spanish wine regions and one of two DOQ in Spain. In comes Clos Mogador, a family-owned winery started in 1979 by René Barbier, whose family had been producing wine in France since the 19th Century. This French family represents one of the frontrunners in this Spanish wine

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Camins 2 Dreams-In the Vineyards © Craft and Cluster

Camins 2 Dreams: Highlighting the path to Grüner Veltliner and Syrah

As we follow the path of life, our journeys enrich us through the people we meet, the places we visit, and even the wine we taste. Recently visiting with Tara Gomez and Mireia Taribo Tena and learning about their Camins 2 Dreams winery, you know their love of wine, and each other has led them

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World Chocolate Day - Types of Chocolate

World Chocolate Day: Seven Truths About Chocolate

Chocolate has been around for civilizations, so when World Chocolate Day comes around July 7th, there is so much to know about Chocolate than what you see and taste. Wars were fought over chocolate. A civilization saw its demise over chocolate. There are also health benefits to eating dark chocolate bars, so let’s delve into

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Long Meadow Ranch Wines

Long Meadow Ranch: Full Circle Farming At Its Best

Long Meadow Ranch is a pioneer in the concept of full circle farming.  This notion plays a vital role in every aspect of their enterprise. This family-owned agricultural estate grows grapes, olives, fruits, and vegetables produces wine and olive oil as well as raises cattle, sheep, and chickens. Combining organic and sustainable practices to achieve

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Fall Collors in Ashland Oregon and the Rogue Valley

Fall Into the Autumn Colors of Ashland Oregon and the Rogue Valley

The colors of fall make Ashland Oregon, and the Roque Valley wine region are awe-inspiring and a place to either dream of visiting or to place on your bucket list of places to visit. Such was the case when I visited the area last fall. Nature is in its glory at that time of the

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Father's Day 2020 Wine

Best Father’s Day 2020 Wine: Seven Wines To Brighten The Day

Father’s Day 2020 is upon us. Many of us will celebrate as usual, but for others celebrating our dads is quite different in these days of the pandemic and sheltering at home. We can still have a barbeque, a picnic, or a brunch as long as we practice social distancing. For some, it may be

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National Rosé Day 2020

National Rosé Day 2020: Six Rosés For Your Summer Pleasure

June marks the beginning of Rosé season and the start of summer. Although we can drink Rosé all year long, it is really a summer wine to enjoy poolside or dining Al Fresco. National Rosé day 2020 this year falls on June 13th and is always celebrated on the second Saturday in June. I find

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