CWA Award

The Gift: The story of a cat Rescue – CWA Award Winner

I am honored, my article won the 2017 Kari Winters Rescue and Rehabilitation Award at the Cat Writers Association writing competition. This CWA award was sponsored by Tica, The International Cat Association, Inc. The article called The Gift: The story of a cat rescue retells my experience rescuing cats after my sister passed away. From

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Oregon Winery St Innocent Wines

Oregon Winery St Innocent Explores the Subtle Demeanor of Pinot Noir

It is hard for me to turn down a wine tasting event so when fellow wine writer Annette Rau Solomon asked me to her home for dinner with Mark Vlossak of St Innocent Winery, I immediately accepted the invitation to discover an Oregon winery. Since that time I have visited the winery. St Innocent Winery

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Ruby Vineyards Winery Dog Stanley

Discover the dog-friendly places in Tualatin Valley, Oregon

Like many, I like to take my dogs with me when I travel, especially when I am visiting wineries. Although my trip to the Tualatin Valley did not include my dogs, I made sure to discover the dog-friendly places to take my dogs in the future. If you want to bring your dog along to

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Father's Day Wines - Domaine Bousquet Malbec and Chardonnay

Five Wines to enhance Father’s Day

When I think of Father’s Day, I think of an afternoon early evening Barbecue, maybe hamburgers, grilled chicken or a nice juicy steak. As I think about the ideal wine to pair with this cuisine, my thoughts lean towards more hearty red wines. Here are some Father’s Day wine suggestions. Father’s Day Red Wine The

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Ami, My Saluki with Gone Bad Breath Chewable Tablets

Dog Gone Breath: A remedy for a dog with bad breath

When a dog has bad breath, you have to wonder what is going on. Is it normal or could there be a medical condition causing the problem? Typically when a dog has halitosis, it is caused by something happening in their mouth, maybe periodontal or tooth related. The gut can also cause bad breath, usually

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National Rosé Day Wines

National Rosé Day: Honoring the Marvels of Rosé

Today is National Rosé Day and the perfect day to celebrate those ever so popular pink wines that are currently the fad. Today more and more wineries are creating Rosés. This pink wine is very diversified, whether a blend of varietals or a single variety. National Rosé Day came into being after submission by Bodvár

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Cracking Croatian Wine

Croatian Wine: Exploring Croatia’s Indigenous Grapes

A trip to New York City allowed me to experience Croatian Wine and discover many of the indigenous grapes that make this wine region unique. During the Wines of Croatia tasting, I attended two masterclasses, Cracking Croatian Wine, given by Exotic Wine Travel and Croatian Hall of Fame Wines with Cliff Rames. Croatia boasts some

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Enjoying Temecula Valley

Uncover the delights of Temecula Valley

Temecula Valley came to Los Angeles for an interactive day for the trade and media, bringing a sampling of restaurants, hotels, wineries and more. Titled Uncover Temecula Valley, indeed opened our eyes to what a wine enthusiast or a traveler can experience when visiting. Visit Temecula and Pechanga Resort Casino hosted the event, which also

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Virginia Wine Country View Greenhill Winery

Virginia Wine Country: Discover Loudoun County wineries

When traveling to Washington DC or visiting Alexandria, one typically immerses themselves in museums and American history, instead, why not escape to Loudoun County for a day or two. If you are a wine lover, consider discovering the wineries of Virginia wine country. Loudoun County is the wine region closest to our country’s national capital.

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Domaine Bousquet Sparkling Wines for Mother's Day

Six wines to enhance Mother’s Day

When I think of Mother’s Day, I think of the subtle pastel colors of pale pink and yellow. These hues transcend into the wines that are best suited for the occasion, a variation of white wines, Rosés, and sparkling wines. Here are a few wine suggestions to serve mom at brunch on Mother’s Day. Mother’s

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