Holman Ranch: A place of celebration, passion and wine

When traveling to Carmel most people envision Carmel By The Sea but one must not forget the Carmel Valley, an area that highlights a more rural pastoral landscape. If you are a wine lover, many of the wineries have their tasting rooms in this valley. One such winery is Holman Ranch. To read more…

Matos Winery: Prince Edward Island’s hidden gem

You never know where you might spot a winery. When a group of wine writers were touring Prince Edward Island, Canada they discovered there are three wineries on the island and of course being the wine journalists we had to visit at least one winery. We chose Matos Winery & Distillery. To read more…  

Chateau Ste Michelle and Chihuly: A fusion of art and wine

Art, music, food and wine; what could be more tantalizing to all our senses than when you combine them all together. Such is the case when Chateau Ste Michelle offers a mixture of events to its patrons. From the mellow sounds of Harry Connick Jr. to the organic art forms of Dale Chihuly to the

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Marché Jean-Talon: Montreal’s quintessential market

The virtues of the city of Montreal come in many forms. History tells us that Montreal’s cultural beginnings were derived from both the French and the English. But the life of this city comes from charm of the old city, its harmonious sensibility and leanings towards music, its eclectic multicultural presence and if you are

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Athens Greece: Where Greek travels must begin

Touring Athens is a must for any traveler. Even on a Sunday you can feel the bustle of energy in this city. There is an underlying aura that goes back to ancient times. One feels the cradle of civilization all around you and it starts at the top of the hills overlooking Athens, the Acropolis

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Greece where the journey begins

It is day one of my adventure in Greece. Flying from Los Angeles via Munich with my wine writer friend Barbara Jean Barrielle, we arrived in Athens for our wine tour of Naoussa and Porto Carras. To read more…  

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 Vineyards

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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