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Mother’s Day is Tomorrow!

Ideas for celebrating Mother’s Day!

Secolari, a Boutique Olive Oil Shop Offers Wine and Olive Oil Tasting Events

This past weekend we spent a delightful time at Secolari, a specialty shop in Columbia, Maryland that features ”The gift of artisan oils, vinegars & other enrichments.” Secolari specializes in extra virgin olive oils from California.

We met with a small group of people interested in learning about wine and olive oil tastings.

Odoardi 2004 from Calabria, Italy

Last night we enjoyed a delightful wine that we considered to be well-made. The wine was an Odoardi 2004 produced by Cantina Odoardi from the Savuto D.O.C. located in Italy’s Calabrian region.

Secolari Opens a New Olive Oil Tasting Room in Maryland

Last week was the official grand opening of Secolari, a boutique olive oil and vinegar tasting store located in the Mall of Columbia’s outdoor area. Secolari had been in a soft opening for a few weeks but yesterday’s blue ribbon cutting ceremony included an array of foods and several wines to enjoy while browsing this unique store in Columbia, Maryland.

Croatia’s Olive Oil Production

One of the joys of traveling is the food connection. While in Croatia later this month, we are looking forward to learning about the cuisine as well as the Croatian wine varieties and olive oil varieties.

Mother’s Day is May 13th

Mother’s Day Wine Ideas for May 13

Special Valentine’s Day Salad Recipe

What better way to say I love you than cooking dinner for the ones you love! The Valentine’s Salad recipe below is from B.R. Cohn Winery & Olive Oil Company, a wonderful winery to visit in Sonoma County, California. Visitors to B.R. Cohn can experience wine tastings and olive oil tastings. Enjoy this creative salad […]

Is Your EVOO really an EVOO?

On Saturday, I took my usual jaunt to the public library, from which I had borrowed Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil which details the misconception about extra virgin olive oil (EVOO). Even though I had already read it and written a review of it, I would have liked to have […]

Newest Member of the Family of WineTrailTraveler Websites

Wine is a topic that isn’t thought of in a vacuum. When discussing wine, one often ventures into a discussion of food. It made sense that as we journeyed into the world of wine, food accompanied our travels. After five years of visiting and writing about 750 wineries, WineTrailTraveler introduces a companion website about food: […]

Holiday Wine Gift Basket Ideas

If you have a creative spark in you, consider making theme gift baskets for anyone who enjoys a glass of wine. Purchase baskets at your local arts and crafts store. Make sure they are large enough to hold a bottle or two of wine with room for more goodies. Add a couple of wineglasses, a […]

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