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I just returned from two weeks in Italy that made me understand why Rick Steves (the Euro travel guru) still points to Italy as his favorite European country. As a wine and travel lover, Italy made me fall hard for … Continue reading
Louisville has been on my ‘roadtrip’ list for a while. Yes, I am one of those girls that watches the Kentucky Derby each year and wishes I were there with a big hat and a winning bet. Plus, Louisville is … Continue reading
Recently, I was surprised with a lovely gift, seven bottles of excellently-rated, American Pinot Noir and a challenge to identify my favorites. Always up for a challenge, I dove in head first and found that price wasn’t always correlated with … Continue reading
Last weekend, I perused my local grocery store’s (Meijer) wine aisle, bracing myself for yet another disappointment, when I was drawn to one label. Yes, there was one bottle that gave me hope of a great glass of wine with my beef-filled dinner. … Continue reading
I just returned from a fantastic getaway to Puerto Rico! If you are looking for an adventure and some R&R, consider this U.S. territory (no passport needed for U.S. citizens, same money, many english-speakers, etc.) for your next island vacation. Here … Continue reading
Do you need a wine to keep you warm this winter? I recently found a great option at one of the many holiday celebrations that I attended during the past couple weeks. After doing a quick internet search to figure out what sort … Continue reading
Do you need a spring break idea? Do you love Pinot Noir? Do you love bacon? If the answers are ‘Yes!’ to all of the above, check out Charlie Palmer’s 8th Annual Pigs and Pinot event in my favorite town … Continue reading
For Thanksgiving, I had the pleasure of visiting family in the Hill Country of Texas between San Antonio and Austin. Believe it or not, Texas is now the fifth largest wine producing state in the U.S. (behind Cali, NY, Washington, and Oregon), … Continue reading
Last week, I traveled to my day job’s corporate headquarters in Chicago for a conference. As part of the event, there was a cocktail hour, and I was pleased to see modern wine options: Sauvignon Blanc for the white and Pinot Noir … Continue reading