Carmel Valley Holman Ranch Cave

Carmel Valley 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. An ideal time to

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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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Bar Harbor View with Glass of Wine

When two chefs meet at The Looking Glass Restaurant

  The collaboration of two chefs from different restaurant venues across our nation, joining together for an extraordinary meal and experience, is not unique, but in the case of Celebrity Chef Eric Klein and especially Chef Matt McPherson, it was a chance of a lifetime. The Looking Glass Restaurant at the Bluenose Inn in Bar

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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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