Experiencing Hendrick’s Gin lighter than air Flying Cucumber

Every once in a while we are given an opportunity that one might call a once in a lifetime experience that one should not turn down. I was given the chance to fly in the new blimp called the Hendrick’s Gin Flying Cucumber. Monday, was the debut of this airship and what a thrill it

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Remembering Mendoza

As life leads us in different directions, sometimes we are offered a once in a lifetime experience that we should take advantage of and not turn down. My trip to Argentina was one of those rare opportunities I could not decline. It was one year ago that I landed in Argentina. Today I ponder the

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Argentine Adventures: Touring the land of Malbec

World Malbec Day is April 17, 2014. As the day celebrating this fine varietal approaches I reminisce about my adventures in Argentina, the trip made possible by Uncorking Argentina.   Although I imbibed Torrentes, Cabernet and Bonarda, it is Malbec that brings back my memories of visiting both small and large wineries, enjoying the meals

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El Dorado Wine Country: Discovering the liquid gold of the Sierra Foothills

El Dorado Wine Country is situated in the Sierra Foothills.  For many this may seem like a newer region but in actuality the area has been around for a very long time, perhaps before California officially became a state.  Its history is very colorful, like that of the changing of seasons that so impressively displays

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Uncorking Argentina: Experiencing the beauty of Argentina

Discovering Mendoza, Argentina can be made easy with Uncorking Argentina. Uncorking Argentina opens your eyes to experience all that Argentina has to offer or one might say they are uncorking and decanting all the wonders of Argentina, more specifically Mendoza. For those wanting an exciting and comprehensive wine tour with tastings, it is the perfect

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Terrazas de Los Andes: Pure refinement in a destination winery

My adventures in Argentina began with a charming getaway that has everything you could possible desire when it comes to a relaxing time, fabulous wines, sumptuous meals and wonderful accommodations. Terrazas de Los Andes is a destination winery that involves each visitor in a totally unique epicurean experience. It was my first stop on my

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Cheval des Andes: Combining French elegance with Argentine style

My second day in Argentina took me to Cheval de Andes. Considered the “New World Grand Cru”, the winery is located on 50 hectares in the Las Compuertas district of Luján de Cuyo. The vineyard is known for its polo fields. Cheval des Andes is a joint venture between Terrazas de Los Andes and the

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Paso Robles Inn: At the heart of your Central Coast wine country getaway

Paso Robles was originally known for its Mineral Springs.  These thermal springs brought many a traveler.  Cattle ranchers, almond and apple growers and dairy farmers were the first to settle in the area.  Today Paso Robles, which means the Pass of Oaks is becoming an exciting place for both the arts and of course the

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The charm of Hermann, Missouri draws many a wine lover

Sitting on board a flight to St Louis, I am reminded of my visit to Hermann, the charming town that is situated along the Missouri River in the heart of the Missouri Wine country. The location of Hermann is reminiscent of the Rhine River Valley and the quaint German Towns that reside along its banks. 

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Paso Robles: A dog friendly weekend escape

San Luis Obispo County is a very pet-friendly area.  This is the first in a series of articles showing the virtues of this dog-friendly region of California.  I will begin with Paso Robles, as this was my first stop in my journey discovering fun places to visit with a dog.  My canine companion on this

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