Hermannof Vineyards-Herman Missouri Wine

Show Me Missouri Wine

The wine industry has played a significant role in both the history of Missouri and the United States. Our wine heritage must include Missouri wine because the state was the number one wine producer in our country during the mid-1800s and also home to the first AVA in the US Appellation system. After several visits

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Year in Review: Best Wines of 2019

It is that time of year when I like to think about the best wines I have enjoyed throughout the year and share those outstanding wines in my year in review. Here are my favorites from 2019. Best Wines from 2019 Please note there is no particular order to the best wines I list. I

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Bells Up Winery Vineyards

Bells Up Winery: Wine Music Hits All the Notes

Music is an essential part of the wine message at Bells Up Winery in the Willamette Valley. Music comes in many forms for David and Sara Specter, owners of the winery. As you enter the winery you first encounter the wine music with their logo of the French horn. I would say in their own

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Holiday Red Wine

Holiday Red Wine To Enjoy This Winter

When I think of Christmas and New Year’s, I think of red wine. Perhaps it is because red is such a prominent color at this time of the year or the fact that I think of the gorgeous variations of the hues that come forth with the variety of red wines. With red on my

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Rogue Valley Dancin Vineyards

Dancin Vineyards: The Delights of the Rogue Valley

Autumn is the ideal time of the year to visit Dancin Vineyards in the Rogue Valley AVA. Not only does the wine dance, but the fall colors of the foliage create an exquisite performance as if they are dancing in the wind. All this makes visiting this winery spectacular. The story of Dancin is a

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Lowe Wines- Mudgee Wine Region

Organics & Biodynamics In Australia’s Mudgee

On my recent trip to Australia, I spent 2 1/2 weeks visiting about six cities and three wine regions, including Mudgee. Kind of like a pig in, you know what- immersed in my element because I live for wine, travel, and food. I attended the Wine Media Conference for the first time, and its first

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Carnival Panorama Cruise Ship

The Debut of Cruise Ship Carnival Panorama

Look no further than Long Beach to find the latest in cruise ships. Carnival has just christened its latest cruise ship, the Panorama. She is sleek and large, with 15 decks and her exclusive port for mooring. Carnival Panorama is the only ship stationed out of Long Beach. She resides next to Queen Mary, who

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David Hockney Yosemite iPad Drawings

Heard Museum: From David Hockney to the American Indian

A visit to the Heard Museum is a must when you are in Phoenix, especially for those wanting to learn about Native Indian arts and its history. The museum houses the most extensive collection of American Indian objects in a privately-owned collection. My visit included seeing the David Hockney Yosemite, which included Masters of California

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Warrior II - Arizona Goat Yoga

Arizona Goat Yoga: A Pathway to Serenity

Healing through animals has always had a profound influence on most of our lives. We see it with dogs who assist disabled or autistic children, blind or deaf people. Animals balance our lives, helping us to laugh, calm down, and relax, so when it came time to get a creative healing boost in yoga, April

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Thanksgiving Wine

Thanksgiving Wine and More

At this time of the year, most of us wonder about the best Thanksgiving wine to serve with our holiday feast. Because of the flavors, we savor during our holiday meal, a wide variety of wines that will suit the occasion. This year I am thinking about whites to complement our dinner fare. We can

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