Category Archives: Tips From A Broad

Falling in Love in Italy

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

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Getaway Guide to Puerto Rico

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

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I <3 Rose

I’ve waxed poetic about Rose several times in the past, and with the first weekend of summer just around the corner, I want to reiterate – I love Rose! Let me count the ways – I love Rose’s pink color, quaffability, affordability, and versatility. Rose is known … Continue reading

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A Boy From Oz

A year and a half after visiting Australia for the first time, it looks like I’m still looking for the same thing – a boy from Oz! Yes, I like my wines from Australia to possess a big, bold, almost masculine … Continue reading

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Pairing Up Argentina Vino

This week, I was able to enjoy one of my favorite events–a multi-course dinner with wine pairings. If you and I ever dine together in the future, please know that I like variety in my food and wine options, so getting to taste … Continue reading

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Help Wanted! Cali/Cabo

Hi All – I’m headed on a West Coast adventure, and I need your help.  In the words of Scarlett O’Hara – where shall I go, what shall I do?  You tell me! First things first, if you are ever … Continue reading

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Hotel, Schmotel!

I’m about to let you in on one of my favorite travel tips.  When I’m planning a trip, I first ask myself–is this an opportunity to rent a vacation home or is it more efficient to book a hotel room? More … Continue reading

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Un Paseo Through Spain

Until a few months ago, ‘Tinto’ was the primary term I used when navigating Spanish wines. At each stop on a leisurely stroll (paseo) from tapas bar to tapas bar in Madrid, Sevilla, San Sebastian, etc.; I was typically content with the house red that … Continue reading

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