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    • Talking Wine, Travel, and Writing on VinVillage Radio

      Last week I had the chance to chat with Rob Barnett of Vin Village Radio about my blog, my recent travels to Spain and Latvia, and the upcoming season of writing retreats for Writing Between the Vines. I was just back from my trip to Spain, jet-lagged and fighting off a bad cold, so it's amazing I did not cough once during the entire interview, but I do sound rather congested! L ...

      Marcy Gordon/ Come for the Wine- 6 readers -
    • Barcelona: The Gastronomic Rebirth of Gin and Cabaret

      The leaves tumble across the worn sidewalk tiles. They gather against the buildings and huddle together in small corners. Jacket collars are turned up against the fierce wind that blows mercilessly down the long open avenue called Paral·lel. Bright florescent lights shine on the marquees announcing the latest shows, but the theaters stand empty–almost abandoned. No one waits in line.

      Gabriella Opaz/ Catavino- 3 readers -
  • Holman Ranch: Carmel Valley’s whole package

    … Earlier this year, during a beautiful stretch of Spring weather, The Lady (Tw) and I the distinct pleasure of taking in a media stay at Holman Ranch Vineyards & Winery (WL, FB, Tw, YT, P). Set in amongst the emerald hills of Carmel Valley, the ranch has a history in the valley since 1928, when it was founded by Gordon Armsby as a very…

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  • Loreto Bay condo project, construction finally resume (Photos)

    … In 2008 the recession stalled the Loreto Bay development. Today, the resort, located in Baja California Sur, is back on track. Construction has resumed on the condos. A partially completed Penthouse in the north condo building in Loreto Bay, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Some good real estate news out of the Baja. Loreto Bay, a small resort…

    Clinton Stark/ Stark Insider- 1 readers -
  • Fits Like a Sock, French Jika-tabis of Assaboots by Way of Florent Chavouet

    … Onlstuka Tiger which would later become Asics." Shoe fits like a sock for Tokyo Thursdays # 299 English edition of Florent Chavouet illustrated guide to Tokyo, Tokyo on Foot was released in U.S by Tuttle Publishing. Previously: Secret Hideouts For Grown-Ups, A Japanese Book Exploration, Yuki Kageyama (* Black Jika-tabis photo from Assaboots Facebook page) …

    Serge the Concierge- 1 readers -
  • Casual Wine Tasting in a Toulouse Market

    … Casual tasting and wines by the glass at the market wine shop Travel, they say, broadens the mind. It also sharpens your perspective at home. A recent tasting in France found me thinking, once again, despite some progress, just how outdated BC’s liquor laws really still are, outdated—and ridiculous. We were in the Victor Hugo Market…

    Tim Pawsey/ hiredBelly.com- 1 readers -
  • In Photos: Train, Echosmith, Mat Kearney, Blue October, more at LITV Napa

    … Wine Country In Photos: Train, Echosmith, Mat Kearney, Blue October, more at LITV Napa It was all about the bass. Girls, we discovered, do chase boys. And word is there were plenty of cool kids. The second installment of this year’s Live in the Vineyard concert series wrapped Saturday night after Ingrid Michaelson (“Girls Chase Boys”) pumped up…

    Monica Turner/ Stark Insider- 1 readers -
  • Customer service PR lessons; the good, bad, and the ugly ~ Part 1

    … Today’s part of this two part story is about the good…. Culinary customer service at its best… Who thought when I’d visit my kids I’d end up with a customer service story. Proving… you can take the wine PR person out of wine country, but you can’t take the PR out of the wine person. And so, it didn’t take long to realize a constant customer…

    Jo Diaz/ Wine Blog- 2 readers -
  • Wandering Through Germany: Part 3 – Mosel

    … to behold. Our first stop was to Weingut Willi Schafer, an unassuming building tucked away in a relatively residential looking villiage, where we were hosted by Andrea Schafer. We tasted several bottled wines first then toured the cellars afterwards to taste the most recent vintage. 2004 Graacher Domprobst Riesling Spätlese – Stone and Chalk All flinty…

    Nova Cadamatrein Riesling- 2 readers -
  • Friday Favorites – Fall Drinks Week ends as Sicily travel begins

    … A weekly roundup of my favorite things in the categories of wine, food, travel, and (occasionally) lifestyle. FALL DRINKS As fall drinks week comes to a close I wanted to give a shout out to The Heathman Restaurant & Bar’s new fall cocktail menu. The Heathman, in collaboration with renowned Bar Chef Kathy Casey of Liquid Kitchen, has…

    Vindulgein Syrah- 2 readers -
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