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Yarra Valley wine tasting, Australia

Australia Winemaker Yarra Valley

Welcome to Australia! Home of amazing ocean beaches and ocean drives.  Home of kangaroos, koalas and the Great Barrier Reef and home to the Miller family for 2.3 extraordinary weeks. Relax on the Gold Coast, pet a koala, see rescued joeys at Steve Irwin’s zoo The continent of Australia is actually very similar in land size …

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Newport Wine Festival Seminars 2017

Grand Tasting in Newport

Newport Wine Festival is one of my favorite events of the year.  I headed down to Newport on Friday morning with THE ladies and we went to lunch at 22 Bowens.  My clam chowder was good on this cold, rainy day.  My friends’ burrata salads were outstanding.  A cocktail, quick picture and we grabbed an …

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Luxury Tiny Houses in Wine Country E. Washington

tiny house

One day when I returned home, my children ran out to greet me.  “Guess what we recorded for you” they screamed!  “We recorded Tiny Houses.  And they are in a vineyard!!!!”  I had to laugh, realizing that my passion for learning about wine had impacted my kids. The episode took place at Alexandria Nicole Vineyards …

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Eastern Washington State Wine Tripping – Treveri and Owen Roe

Love the Syrah!

Treveri Cellars in Wapato was a recommended stop after Yakima and the winery is very pretty. It is about 15 minutes down the road from Yakima. The tasting room was comfortably set up, the view was really nice and they also served food. This would be a beautiful room for an event. The kids really liked …

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Wine Touring, Eastern Washington – Yakima and Prosser

Alexandria Nicole, WA

Driving out from Seattle it took about 3 hours to Yakima. Once you get through the mountains, the scenes are breathtaking. Rolling brown and yellow hills, lots of sun, windmills and spots of green where areas are watered. Mr. M, the kids and I arrived in Yakima, a small town, and made our way to …

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Wine Tripping Around the Finger Lakes, Upstate NY

horse heaven hills

The finger lakes are world renowned for their Reislings and are quickly becoming a food and wine destination. The region is gaining notoriety as well for their Cabernet Francs, Meritage’s (red blends) and for success with hybrid cold weather varietal clones. With the establishment of Isabelle Godatke and Christopher Bates’ (Master Sommelier; #1 Sommelier by Wine Enthusiast, 2016) …