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    A Typical Flight for the Drunken Cyclist

    By the time that you are reading this, I will have taken two long flights in relatively close proximity: I will have flown back from the West Coast with my family and flown to Paris without them. Being 6’4″, I really hate flying–there is never enough leg room and there is always at least a couple of people that tick me off to the point of not being able to get any sleep.

    5 readers - By the drunken cyclist

    It’s locals that are key to travels

    This is my entry in the Monthly Wine Writing Challenge 12. For more info go to the challenge’s blog! Being challenged to get out of my writing hiatus by no lesser than Anatoli and Jeff, encouraged by Linda, and having felt the drag of not writing for a while, I checked out this month’s wine writing challenge’s theme: The Armchair Sommelier won the last challenge, and picked the topic “local”.

    5 readers - By the winegetter

      Virginia Wine Country: Washington Post Travel Feature

      Grape Occasions - - 8 readers - Today’s Washington Post Travel section is all about Virginia Wine Country! What a treat to see, and about time in my opinion. If you still have the chance, grab it as the photos are beautiful and there’s lots of great info. If not, here’s a list of the articles with links to enjoy online.

      Fueling And Schooling

      THE GRAPE BELT - - 4 readers - All that apartment hunting had made us hungry so we rejoined Katie’s new Fulbright friend and her father for a relaxing night out. Dinner, drinks, and lots of laughs gave us hope that the young ambassadors were off to a solid start. The next day, Sunday, we all met again to head north to Alcala de Henares in search of the schools where each of them would be teaching.

      Lafupa Camp in Kafue National Park, Zambia: A Beautiful River Camp

      Pull That Cork - - 3 readers - It was a long travel day to Lafupa Camp from the Okavango Delta in Botswana, but the folks at Overseas Adventure Travel (OAT) took care of every detail. We rose early, had a quick breakfast before driving to the landing strip where we flew back to the Kasane airport, then drove to the Kazungula Ferry crossing which took us across the Zambezi River into Zambia.

      Video: The Wines of Southern Italy

      Enobytes - - 1 readers - Posted on 16 September 2014. Video: The Wines of Southern Italy . Produced by the LCBO Broadcast Production Group, Jim Fitzpatrick takes us on a journey through the wine styles of Southern Italy ...

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      It’s locals that are key to travels

      … the last challenge, and picked the topic “local”. While I have mixed feelings relating to the word “local”, and tried to write a diatribe fueled by these, I decided to spare you my anti-hipster and local does not equate good rant, and instead use this theme to sing an ode to locals, the people that make my travels awesome. After all, I like…

      5 readers - By the winegetter

      Lafupa Camp in Kafue National Park, Zambia: A Beautiful River Camp

      …It was a long travel day to Lafupa Camp from the Okavango Delta in Botswana, but the folks at Overseas Adventure Travel (OAT) took care of every detail. We rose early, had a quick breakfast before driving to the landing strip where we flew back to the Kasane airport, then drove to the Kazungula Ferry crossing which took us across the Zambezi River…

      3 readers - By Pull That Cork

      Pints for Prostates Ultimate European Beer Tour Scheduled for Oct. 8-18, 2015

      … to men about the importance of regular prostate health screenings and early detection.” “This itinerary visits some of the most popular BeerTrips.com destinations and exposes travels to a wide range of beer styles and culture,” said Mike Saxton, founder of BeerTrips.com. “We offer small groups an intimate experience with the chance for insider tours…

      1 readers - By Lyke2Drink

      Video: The Wines of Southern Italy

      …Posted on 16 September 2014. Video: The Wines of Southern Italy . Produced by the LCBO Broadcast Production Group, Jim Fitzpatrick takes us on a journey through the wine styles of Southern Italy. Beginning with the sun-baked beauty and unique wines of Sicily, this journey continues on the mainland through historic Campania and over to Apulia…

      1 readers - By Enobytes

      Knudsen Vineyards — from vineyard to bottle

      …“When you begin any occasion, you start with sparkling wine. You just know good things are about to happen.” This was Cal Knudsen’s philosophy, as explained to me by his daughter Page Knudsen Cowles, Partner and Managing Director of Knudsen Vineyards, over lunch a few weeks ago at their stunning vineyard property nestled in the Dundee Hills region…

      1 readers - By Vindulge

      A Typical Flight for the Drunken Cyclist

      …By the time that you are reading this, I will have taken two long flights in relatively close proximity: I will have flown back from the West Coast with my family and flown to Paris without them. Being 6’4″, I really hate flying–there is never enough leg room and there is always at least a couple of people that tick me off to the point of not being…

      5 readers - By the drunken cyclist

      Fueling And Schooling

      …All that apartment hunting had made us hungry so we rejoined Katie’s new Fulbright friend and her father for a relaxing night out. Dinner, drinks, and lots of laughs gave us hope that the young ambassadors were off to a solid start. The next day, Sunday, we all met again to head north to Alcala de Henares in search of the schools where each of them…

      4 readers - By THE GRAPE BELT

      Harvest Time with Trione: My latest Sonoma Discoveries article

      …Harvest with the Trione Family Jess Poshepny Vallery As I anticipate harvest at Trione Vineyards & Winery, I picture how we get elbows (and knees)-deep in fruit. “Here we go team!” are the words that come out of everyone’s mouth as the trucks drive up with Russian River Pinot Noir from our River Road Ranch. The guys from the ranch step out…

      1 readers - By Moxie Lady

      Winemaker's Boots: Work, then Play

      …In addition to hanging out with John and Sasha during my last visit to the County, I did a quick tour of its southern tip, getting delightfully lost and off-track in the process, but still finding my way to a few wineries I had yet to visit. Lighthall 2011 Chardonnay - Two-thirds oak-aged, one-third steel fermented, then all tossed together…

      3 readers - By Second Ferment

      In the Winemaker's Boots

      …My boots are pink. Pink-and-purple paisley, to be precise. Fairly flimsy rubber things that haven't seen more action than the odd puddle jump with the kids or a hasty walk from the parking lot in the pouring rain. John Squair's boots are colour-of-earth, a dusty greyish-brown streaked with muddy high-water marks and purple splotches of grape juice…

      2 readers - By Second Ferment