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Lodi! by Randy Caparoso Earns Its Exclamation Point

Lodi! The definitive guide and history of America’s largest winegrowing region is the complete title of Randy Caparoso’s comprehensive new book about California’s Lodi AVA. It is definitive and detailed and gives you a sense of the history, the land, its soils and climate. It will acquaint you with the astonishing number of grape varieties grown in the region in […]

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Jordan Vineyard & Winery Celebrates 50 Years of Winemaking

If you are familiar with the wines made by Jordan Vineyard & Winery in Healdsburg, California then you need no excuse to enjoy their wines. You already know Jordan’s focus is on two wines: Russian River Chardonnay and Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. You know Jordan doesn’t follow trends; their focus has always been on elegance and balance.  In case you […]

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Alta Colina: Rhone Wines and Fun in Paso’s Adelaida District

We have had the good fortune of meeting Alta Colina’s father-daughter team of Bob and Maggie Tillman twice. When we first met in early 2020 when Molly Lonborg had just assumed winemaking responsibilities from Bob. It is clear to us from both virtual conversations that they all take winegrowing and winemaking very seriously. It is also clear they take having […]

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“Champagne Widows”: A Book Review

Champagne Widows is a new novel set in Reims during the Napoleonic Wars written by Rebecca Rosenberg. Rebecca enjoys telling the stories of interesting women throughout history. She has three published novels to her credit and two more coming soon. We received Champagne Widows for review. Champagne Widows is the story of a young, capable, independent-minded woman living in a […]

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Treat Your Valentine to A Glass of Vilarnau Cava — Brut or Rosé

I think we can all agree that a glass of sparkling wine makes any occasion (more fun). And, who doesn’t want to have fun on Valentine’s Day? Whether you celebrate with your spouse, partner, friend(s) or on your own, a glass of sparkling wine is in order to celebrate love. That glass might as well contain Cava, the traditional method […]

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DumaTau: Elephants & Luxury Accommodations on the Okavango Delta’s Linyanti River

It is primarily the animals and the landscape that draw us to a photo safari location, not the luxurious accommodations. I always question whether fancy accommodations will separate us from the views and the sounds of the African night. Happily the view and the chorus of nighttime voices were thoroughly enjoyable from our tented suite at DumaTau. Click on individual […]