Touring Athens Greece: Where Greek travels must begin

Touring Athens Greece 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

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Greek Travel Where The Journey Begins

It is day one of my Greek travel adventure.  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. We decided to spend a couple of days in Athens to get over jet lag and see some of

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Experiencing Hendrick’s Gin Lighter Than Air Flying Cucumber

Every once in a while, we are given an opportunity one calls 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 was to drive

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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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Uncorking Argentina: Experiencing the beauty of Argentina

  Discovering Mendoza, Argentina is easy with Uncorking Argentina. Uncorking Argentina opens your eyes to experience all that Argentina offers. One might also say they uncork and decant all the wonders of Argentina, more specifically Mendoza. For those wanting an exciting and comprehensive wine tour with tastings, it is the perfect way to learn about

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The Willows: Fine dining at its best

The Willows at the Chumash Casino is one of those very special dining experiences. One would think the restaurant would have the same bustle and environment of a gambler’s paradise, being located in the casino.  Contrary, The Willows Restaurant does not; it is Santa Ynez Valley’s best-kept secret. Named for the willow trees located around

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Adrian Meyer, Winemaker at Terrazas de Los Andes

Terrazas de Los Andes: Pure refinement in a destination winery

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

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Cheval de Andes

Cheval des Andes: Combining French elegance with Argentine style

My second day in Argentina took me to Cheval des 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 and its kinship with Argentine style. Cheval des Andes is a joint venture between

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The charm of Hermann Missouri draws many wine lovers

Sitting on board a flight to St Louis, I’m reminded of my visit to Hermann Missouri, the charming town 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. The German

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