20 Drinks From Around the World

– Posted in: wine
To know a country is to know its drink...how many of these drinks from around the world have you tried?

Have you ever had a Pimm's Cup or an ice cold Abita Amber in New Orleans? Perhaps a Pina Colada in Puerto Rico - where the drink originates - or Champagne in France? When I travel, I love to try the local wine, beers and drinks of the area. For those who love to explore [...]

Interview with a Winemaker: Renée Ary, Duckhorn Vineyards

– Posted in: wine, Winemaker Interview of the Month
Interview with a Winemaker: Renee Ary, Duckhorn Vineyards

What do the intersection of science, art and winemaking have in common? In two words, Renée Ary, a chemistry and art graduate who became a winemaker. To be exact, the fourth winemaker in Duckhorn Vineyards long winemaking history. One of the first bottles of Merlot I ever had - and loved - was from Duckhorn Vineyards. It's also [...]

Putting Piedmont Wine in Perspective

– Posted in: Guest Blogger, italy, wine
Exploring wines in the Piemonte wine region of Italy

I’ve been exploring the process of becoming a certified sommelier, not because I need it but because I LOVE learning about wine, the regions and different methods used to create such an important piece of so many cultures. Not to mention, I would REALLY enjoy my homework. But, you don’t have to take a “class” [...]

Cheers to the wide world of wine snacks

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wine snacks

The bright yellows and pinks that flooded the view had dulled and grown dark as the sun kissed the Mediterranean Sea goodnight. It was our first night in Menton, having had a late lunch we forced our jet-lagged bodies to hold out a few more hours before giving in to sleep. Making our way to [...]

Finger Lakes Wineries

– Posted in: Guest Blogger, New York, wine
wine tasting at finger lake wineries

This week I've partnered with WearEverYouGo.com for a very special and fashionable Wine Wednesday. WearEverYouGo.com is a travel site dedicated to providing women with the inspiration and ideas to pack the perfect travel wardrobe. This week we're talking WINE and what to wear when you're wine tasting, especially along the Finger Lakes Wine Trail. (Have [...]

Happy National Piña Colada Day!

– Posted in: Puerto Rico, Travel Videos
National Pina Colada Day

Did you know today is National Piña Colada Day? When I visited San Juan, Puerto Rico my family stayed at the Caribe Hilton hotel. Upon doing my research I realized a bartender at THIS hotel was responsible for creating the infamous Piña Colada. Apparently Ramón 'Monchito' Marrero Pérez is said to have made the FIRST [...]

20 Things to Know About Paso Robles

– Posted in: California, Paso Robles, wine
paso robles wine region

It’s Wine Wednesday! Time for a little wine trivia for you wine lovers – and those traveling to Paso Robles. The Paso Robles wine region is California's third largest and fastest growing wine region and it’s becoming quite the wine destination for travelers. Here are 20 fun facts, try quizzing your friends on your next [...]