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 toured 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 the

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

What is more tantalizing to all our senses than combining music, food, art and wine 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 Chihuly to the exquisite wines of Chateau Ste. Michelle,

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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 derived from both the French and the English. But the life of this city comes from the charm of the old city, its harmonious sensibility, and leanings towards music, its eclectic multicultural presence. If you are a

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Elinos Vineyards View

A Greek adventure: Wine Picnic in Elinos vineyards

Picnicking in the vineyard is one of the many highlights we often enjoy during a wine tasting experience. Take this idea one step beyond what many of us are acquainted with at an American winery; more specifically in California, where you enjoy a luncheon on well-manicured vineyard grounds with tables that have become fixtures at

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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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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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