The La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa

La Posada de Santa Fe: A Pet-Friendly Resort

Some hotels and resorts are frequented year after year by generations of families. It becomes a legacy that families pass down to their kids and grandkids. Thus the traditional of frequenting a specific hotel or resort continues. Like families, pets who accompany their owners can have generations visit a particular hotel, especially if the resort

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Missouri Wines

Missouri Wines: A brief history, and pairing ideas

If you’ve ever wondered what the heck to pair with that bottle of Norton your friend brought you from her trip back home to Missouri, and Missouri Wines, I’ve got your answer: Slow-braised short rib with goat cheese polenta. That’s right, nice rich meat, to go with the structured dry red wine. Don’t be afraid

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Barossa Valley Wines Flight I

Powell & Son: Making Stellar wines in the Barossa Valley

Sometimes we go to a tasting and say wow these are the best wines I have tasted from a particular region. Such was the case recently when I sampled the wines from Powell & Son, a winery located in the Barossa Valley region of Australia. I found the wines exceptional and the most outstanding I

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Alentejo Alicante Bouschet Wines

Alicante Bouschet: Alentejo’s Premier Varietal

Alentejo is one of Portugal’s most popular wine appellations.  It is the 9th largest wine region in the world and the 4th largest in Europe.  Alentejo covers about one-third of Portugal’s landmass. The area consists of eight PDO wine regions; Borba, Evora, Granja-Amareleja, Moura, Portalegre, Redondo, Reguengos and Vidigueira.  The appellation is flat with surrounding

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Saluki Friends

Rehoming a dog: A Breeder’s Responsibility

A good breeder’s worst fear is having to take back a dog. Sometimes it can be a blessing in disguise because the dog ends up in a better home than where it began.  Our dog contract states that if an owner cannot keep their dog, that dog must be returned to us. What happens with

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Frappato Wine

Experience Sicily’s Frappato Wine

Perhaps you are looking for something different to quench your thirst for summer wine and want an alternative to Rosé. How about considering a chilled red wine? In Sicily that would be Frappato wine because it can be served either chilled or at room temperature. Frappato is an indigenous red grape to the Sicilian regions

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International Rosé Day Wines

International Rosé Day: It’s All About Rosé

Some say the celebration of Rosé is on June 8th each year, a day named National Rosé Day.  Others say it is August 14th, a day called International Rosé Day.  While others say, International Rosé Day is the 4th week in June. Then some say the month of August is the celebration of Rosé. Pick

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Santorini

Santorini and Greek Varietals

Vineyard practices are fundamental to the process of making wine and also the outcome of what we ultimately decide to drink. Across the world, these methods vary because of soil conditions and climate. One of the most unusual vineyard practices I discovered while visiting Santorini, Greece. Santorini sits perched high above the sea, approximately 900

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Austrian Wine

Discover The Intricacies of Austrian Wine

Although a small county, Austria creates some mighty fabulous wine. Most people think of Grüner Veltliner and white wine when they think of Austrian wine, but red wine makes up about 30% of Austria’s wine production. In terms of wine diversity, the country consists of four main regions. These regions are divided into sixteen districts.

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Mosel Riesling

Mosel Riesling: Discover Nik Weis Riesling

Riesling is one of the most aromatic grapes varieties.  Although the grape grows in areas all around the world including the United States, Austria, Australia, France, South Africa, and Canada, its originals come from the Rhine region of Germany.  Considered Germany’s most popular grape, Riesling grows in several German wine regions including Mosel, Rheingau, Nahe,

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