Horseback Riding in the Andes

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 Mendoza, Argentina was one of those rare opportunities I could not decline. It was one year ago that I landed in Argentina. Today I ponder

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Argentine Wine Adventures: Touring the land of Malbec

World Malbec Day is April 17, 2014.  As the day celebrating this exceptional varietal approaches, I reminisce about my adventures in Argentina, a trip made possible by Uncorking Argentina. This journey enabled me to expand my knowledge as well as to identify Argentine wine. Argentine Wine Although I imbibed Torrentes, Cabernet, and Bonarda, it is

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Alma Sol Wines

The Garagiste Festival: Showcasing the best artisan winemakers

The Garagiste Festival is the place to discover the latest boutique wineries that have emerged on the California scene. These are the innovators in the field, the new kids on the block, hoping to make their imprint on the wine industry. I enjoy discovering these new wineries because one can find some real surprises. The

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Buttonwood Wines

Buttonwood Farm Winery & Vineyard: A spontaneous delight

Sometimes the most impromptu situations lead to wonderful outcomes. That was the case when winemaker Karen Steinwachs heard I was in Solvang for the day and invited me at the last minute to Buttonwood Winery pick up party. It was an invite I could not decline. The Buttowood Farm Winery & Vineyard is situated amongst

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Greek Wines - Limnio

Domaine Porto Carras: An Experience with Greek Wines

Opportunities come in many forms, and when you are a wine lover, it could be experiencing wines from a new region.  In my case, the door opened for me to discover Greek wines.  The wines were those of Domaine Porto Carras. Macedonia In Greece, there are 330 varietals of which only seventy-eight are imported.  Many

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Crawford Family Wines

Crawford Family Wines: Passion is the key to their wines

Is it the key to opening the door or just pushing the door ajar?  In the case of Crawford Family Wines, it is both.  The key is the branding symbol of the winery, but it is also the key to an opportunity to taste some fantastic wines.  The door is something both Mark and Wendy

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Boeger Winery Vineyards

Boeger Winery: Pioneering the rebirth of wine in El Dorado County

The Sierra Foothills presents itself as a sleepy wine community but therein lies some fabulous wineries creating many marvelous wines. One such winery, Boeger Winery represents one of the pioneers in El Dorado County. Established in 1973, owner Greg Boeger aspired to bring diversity of styles and varietals to this area just northeast of Sacramento.

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