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Happy 100th Birthday to Nino Franco #Valdobbiadene

Nino Franco is celebrating 100 years of winemaking in Valdobbiadene, located in a hilly portion of Veneto, a little over 30 miles from Venice. Nino Franco remains family owned and is now in the capable hands of the fourth generation of the Franco family. We’re celebrating 100 years of Nino Franco with a glass of Nino Franco Rustico and a […]

Please Meet Pull The Cork

I still remember the first time Nancy brought Pull The Cork to my attention on Instagram. She came across one of their posts and did a double-take on the name. She didn’t recognize the post as one of ours then looked closely at the name . . . Pull The Cork not Pull That Cork. Since that time, we’ve had […]

Legacy: A Jewel in the Crown of Jackson Family Wines

September is California Wine Month, a time to celebrate the outstanding quality of wines made in the Golden State. Today we are celebrating with two wines from Legacy, a winery that is part of the portfolio of wines from Jackson Family Wines. They are a perfect example of quality California wines and we received both as tasting samples. Jess Jackson […]

A Celebration of Portugal with Esporão

Did you know June 10 is Portugal Day? I didn’t until receiving an invitation to gather with a group of wine writers and wine industry professionals to celebrate the Portuguese holiday with Esporão wines. Portugal Day is a public holiday celebrated in Portugal that commemorates Porgugal’s beloved poet Luís de Camões who died on June 10, 1580 in Lisboa. In […]

Celebrating #CabernetDay with Concannon Vineyard

Today we are happy to be sipping Cabernet Sauvignon from Concannon Vineyard in California’s Livermore Valley and celebrating #CabernetDay. Yes, it’s another of those wine days! We enjoyed grilled lamb burgers and a burrata salad with tomatoes and basil along side this bright Cabernet, which we received as a tasting sample.  The days have become noticeably shorter – sunrise is getting […]

Organic Wines, Under $14, from Domaine Bousquet

Argentine winery Domaine Bousquet continues to make outstanding wines using certified organic grapes in Tupungato, Uco Valley, Argentina. Two of the wines in this group are part of Domaine Bousquet’s Premium Varietals line of wines made using organic fruit from estate and purchased from vineyards in the Uco Valley. The third wine is one of two wines in the Virgen […]

A Visit to Peju Winery

Before visiting Peju Winery in Napa Valley’s Rutherford AVA I knew the winery primarily for its distinctively-pruned sycamore trees arching over the driveway leading to the winery. I always look for them as we drive along Hwy 29.  Click on individual photographs in galleries to view. Close to return to the post. Our first taste of Peju wine came in […]

Serra Cafema: Luxury Along the Kunene River

In our experience, a safari camp located along a permanent river in Namibia is unusual. We’ve enjoyed a stay on the rim of the Fish River Canyon, but the river was dry in most places. Our stay along the ephemeral Hoanib River provided endless wildlife viewing opportunities along its dry riverbed. We’ve stayed adjacent to the red dunes of Sossesvlei […]