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Shenandoah Spirits Trail Launched

Thursday, September 29 was the grand launch of the Shenandoah Spirits Trail. The announcement in Woodstock, Virginia took place at the Woodstock Brew House.

A Visit to Requena to Taste Cava

A quick trip to historic Requena which is located in the province of Valencia, Spain happened last weekend. We had the opportunity to visit three wineries in the area that produce cava.

Cava: A Delicious Sparkling Wine to Share with Friends and Family

This weekend we shared a bottle of delicious cava from Canals & Munné. This cava was a Brut Nature Gran Reserva. Ours was bottle #066914. The vintage was 2010 and the cava had 12% alcohol.

Spiced Chocolate Cake with Macerated Berries Paired with Zinfandel

A visit to St. Francis Winery & Vineyards is delightful experience. As I noted in an article I wrote after experiencing their hospitality, “St. Francis creates the ideal environment for: wine, food and conversation.” On your next visit to Sonoma County, make sure one of your stops includes a visit to St. Francis Winery. Cheers! […]

The Old Sugar Mill Is now Home to Several Wineries

The Old Sugar Mill is now been transformed into a home for several California wineries and tasting rooms. If you live in Sacramento, don’t miss a visit to the renovated mill. Undoubtedly you will want to return.

Boutique Wineries in Los Alamos and a Visit to Presqu’ile Winery

Yesterday we made our way to Los Alamos a small quaint town dotted with antique stores, an odds and ends store and two wine tasting rooms.

Another Fine Sunny Day (#afsd) in Santa Barbara County

Yesterday we visited Clos Pepe Estate where we met Steven Spurrier, the renowned wine critic.

Santa Barbara County Wineries: Los Olivos

Yesterday was our second day in Santa Barbara County. After a delightful night’s stay in the city of Santa Barbara near what is sometimes referred to as America’s Riviera, we drove north on Route 101. At this time of year the dryness of the region has created many dried plants with occasional spots of green trees. The terrain is hilly to mountainous.

As we approached Los Olivos….

Tasting Room Etiquette

Now that the weather has warmed up, wine enthusiasts can search out local wineries to visit as well as travel to wine regions. When visiting a winery or vineyard tasting room, do not expect a bar scene. There is a decorum and etiquette to follow. We wrote an article about tasting room etiquette in 2007. […]

Visiting the Wineries of New Jersey

At the invitation of the Garden State Wine Growers Association, we have spent two days visiting wineries and providing talks relevant to the wine industry. We have met numerous delightful people of New Jersey who….


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