Falconry Demonstration at Hahn Family Winery

Hahn Family Wines: Discovering the secrets of the Santa Lucia Highlands

To some the Central Coast is a wine lovers best kept secret especially when most people generally think of the California wine scene as primarily Napa and Sonoma. The wines from the Central Coast are equally as outstanding as those from their Northern counterparts. The Central Coast now plays an important role in the production

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The vineyards and view at Porto Carras

Porto Carras Grand Resort: Northern Greece’s enchanting coastal getaway

When one thinks of traveling to Greece, they typically envision visiting Athens, the Greek Islands, the Peloponnese and Santorini. Rarely do they foresee traveling north along the coast into Macedonia and beyond where one finds a hidden gem of a resort called the Porto Carras Grand Resort. To read more…

Ritual Wines

The wines behind Chilean winemaker Rodrigo Soto

Meeting Chilean Winemaker, Rodrigo Soto at a recent tasting of a group of wines from Huneeus Vintners in Chile, one discovers that he is a forerunner of a movement that is permeating the landscape of New World wines. This trend, organic and biodynamic farming, where he cultivates three vineyards Primus, Neyen, and Ritual. His interest

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Dry Creek Vineyard: Circumnavigating the world of wine

What does sailing have to do with winemaking? For Dry Creek Vineyard it means everything. Both require specialized knowledge and an understanding of mechanics. Each must utilize a set of skills and an ability to comprehend the elements. In the case of sailing, it is the wind and water. In wine, it is the terroir

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Ascension Cellars Siren Rosé

Ascension Cellars Siren: Rosé that speaks for itself

Vertical wine tastings can always be fun. How about a vertical of Rosé? With two bottles of Ascension Cellars Siren Rosé, a 2014 and 2015 it was fascinating to explore the differences and nuances between the two vintages. In the bottle both Rosés appeared similar in appearance as each featured a dark iridescent rosy ruby

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wSilvestri Vineyards Creating Wine Music

Silvestri Vineyards: Taking wine music to a higher note

An excellent bottle of wine is like music to one’s ears. In the case of Silvestri Vineyards, the meaning is twofold. First owner Alan Silvestri is a composer of film music. His creativity for the melodic line carries into his passion for making wine. Like the music he composes, his wines create their own melody

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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

Matos Winery: The hidden gem of Prince Edward Island

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. Most people traveling to

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Naoussa the view

Discovering Naoussa

Wine tastings are a fabulous way to discover new wines and varietals from around the world but in the case of the Greek wines of Naoussa, visiting this area of Greece, meeting with the winemakers and their families, sharing a Greek family styled meal and touring the vineyards and wineries only enhanced the quality of

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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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