Destination – The Paso Robles Wine Festival

I’ve given you a broad brush idea of all the different wine regions in California in Beyond Napa part I and part II, Way Beyond Napa. In this blog I want to bring your wine-loving attention to the Paso Robles annual Wine Festival. This four day long celebration of all things red, white and bubbly […]

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Destination – California Wine Country: Way Beyond Napa

There are five (possibly 6) wine regions in California, each of which contain many ‘American Vinicultural Area’s (commonly called‘AVA’s).  For anyone who is familiar with Napa, bear in mind that Napa is part of one region.  California has so much more to offer oenophiles. In case you didn’t catch Part I,  where I talk about […]

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Destination – California Wine Country Part I (beyond Napa)

If you think Napa Valley is all California has to offer people who love wine (aka oenophiles), think again!

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Destination – Scotland’s Isle of Iona

If you spend any time visiting other cultures, countries, or special destinations, you will eventually find a place that feels like your spirit has come home.  For me, that is the Isle of Iona, part of the Inner Hebrides of Scotland.   It’s a small island, easy to reach off the coast of Oban, Scotland […]

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Destination – Paris

Paris is truly splendid.  The art deco Metro access points, the range of art galleries and art museums, the food, the quirky window displays, the public gardens, endless glorious doors that beg to be opened, cobble-stone streets (still), quaint coffee shops, and more – combine to make it a place you will never want to […]

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