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Day 3 and 4: Bordeaux – Left Bank – Graves, Bordeaux and Medoc

blending class cht pape clement

Planning:  I always do intense internet searching for any trip.  Through searching, reading about tours, blogs, trip advisor and other reviews, I found castles where anyone can spend a night and it’s reasonably priced for such a special venue. Tip:  If you email or call properties directly, often times they will give you a better …

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Day 2: Sonoma – Flanagan Winery and Riley’s Rows

Day 2:  Sonoma – Flanagan Winery and Riley’s Rows;

Day 2:  Flanagan Winery The next day we woke up early, as it was the one day we had dedicated to touring Sonoma (definitely not enough time!).  We had a special invitation from Flanagan Winery to meet up with their Director of Business Development & Hospitality, Sarah Kelley, and their Owner, Eric Flanagan.  We didn’t …

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(Jan 24, 2019) – Attending the Fantastic Easter Seals NH Winter Wine Spectacular?

Easter Seals Wine Event NH

New Hampshire wine week is quickly approaching and of the highlights is the 16th annual Winter Wine Spectacular. This is an evening of incredible wine and one of my favorites of the year. It is January 24th at the DoubleTree in Manchester, NH The Easter Seals Wine Spectacular is a key fundraiser and a joint …

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A Glimpse Into The Future of Walla Walla, WA Wine Industry – Force Mejeure

strong winemaking crew

It’s finally time, my first Wine Bloggers Conference has arrived.  I meet people almost immediately in the airport who are my people; who love travel and learning and wine as much as I do!  We land in the tiny airport in Walla Walla and are surprised that all of our bags make it to this …

Newport Wine Festival

Finding Tickets for the Newport Wine Fest Grand Tasting When They Are Sold Out

newport wine festival

Let’s face it.  Some of us are just NOT planners.  I can plan and plan but something always happens that changes or alters my plans. Because of this, I have learned that if I put some extra work in, I can often find what I want last minute. I go to the Newport Wine and …

Touring Napa

Planning A First Time Trip to Napa or Sonoma?

Archer Hotel Somm

Thinking about taking a trip to legendary wine country?  California is a quick hop on a plane to world class wines, Michelin star rated restaurants and experiences and events galore.  Whatever you can dream up you can pretty much find to do in Napa.  Add in Sonoma right next door, both are just 45 minutes …