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Monthly Archives: April 2015

Planning to Travel to Michigan’s Old Mission and Leelanau Peninsulas This Summer?

Michigan’s Leelanau Peninsula and Old Mission Peninsula wineries offer some great views and delicious wines. The Leelanau Spring Sip & Savor event is a delightful way to explore the peninsula, home to many wineries.

The Riddle of Ziobaffa – Wine, Surfing and Filmmaking

Ziobaffa Riddle:

What do you have when you combine surfing with wine? An organic wine.

Planning Ahead for Mother’s Day

If you are planning to cook or bake to celebrate Mother’s Day, start by browsing the recipes below.These recipes that have wine as one of the ingredients.

Mother’s Day is Coming Soon! Sunday, May 10

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching! Have you decided how to celebrate the day?

1840s Champagne from Veuve Clicquot Analyzed

A few years ago there was a report of the remarkable find of bottles of champagne found in a shipwreck at the mouth of the Baltic Sea. Recently a recent article on BBC, “Champagne from 1840s Shipwreck Analysed” by Jonathan Webb was about the Veuve Clicquot wine tested in a lab.

SOMM, the Documentary Film

The documentary movie SOMM by Jason Wise provides an inside look at what candidates for the Court of Master Sommeliers go through before taking Level IV of the Master Sommelier Diploma Examination. The film portrays the intensity and time required of anyone planning to achieve the Master Sommelier Diploma.

Discover Texas Wine Country in 2015!

With more than 8,000 wineries in the US, many are springing into an array of activities to entice people to visit and try their wines. Texas, with more than 200 wineries, is one of the largest wine producing states although….

Looking for an Icelandic Wine but Find Mead and Cider

On the way home from the International Wine Tourism Conference in France, we decided to stay in Iceland for a couple of days. Iceland Air allows travelers the opportunity to spend a few days in Iceland without an additional airline fee.

As we always do, before leaving home, we decided to find out if any wine is made in Iceland. To our pleasant surprise we came across a fruit wine supposedly produced in Iceland.

23rd Annual Wine & Herb Festival in the Finger Lakes

Each spring the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail offers a great way to welcome spring. This year the Cayuga Wine Trail wineries are offering the 23rd Annual Wine & Herb Festival

Dunking potato chips in champagne

Kathy and I are leaving France for the next leg of our journey. We enjoyed several days in Champagne, tasting and writing about champagne, champagne houses and co-operatives. One experience we did not have is dunking potato chips in champagne. This is not a new idea. In the movie, The Seven Year Itch (1955) “the […]

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