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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 ...

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    • Vineyard Writing Retreats offered for Winter/Spring 2015

      If you are a writer like me, you need peace and tranquility to do your best work. A beautiful view is an added bonus. If you are looking for a retreat where you can put pen to paper so-to-speak, Writing Between the Vines is now accepting applications for Winter/Spring 2015 retreats. Five retreat locations are available for 2015, one in Texas’ Hill Country, one in British Col ...

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  • Car Crossing Willamsburg Bridge back into Manhattan at Snail Pace

    … After bringing an instrument for cleanup to craftsman in Brooklyn, I crawled my way back across Williamsburg Bridge into Manhattan. ,, Traffic moved so slowly that some pedestrian started their crossing at same time than I did and finished before me. Slow enough to take couple snapshots including one above. I was at full stop…

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  • Sicily Photo Preview and Sicilian Wine Primer

    … My first article on my trip to Sicily was published over on Palate Press today. I must admit, it was difficult to write! There was so much I wanted to say about this incredible region, and to have to compile a weeks worth of information, people, wine, food, scenery, into one article was a challenging task! There were so many fantastic memories…

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  • Pairing wine with Thanksgiving? Don’t forget these two things!

    … Parker, 93+ by Stephen Tanzer and 92 points by Wine Spectator. For Reds, pick a high-acid, low-tannin Pinot Noir, with bright cherry and cranberry flavors over rich spices, like the Southern Oregon wine 2008 Brandborg Love Puppets Pinot Noir which shows such freshness, ripe raspberries and strawberries, you think you have a beautifully baked pie…

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  • 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…

    Ward Kadel/ Vinopanion- 2 readers -
  • 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

    … Shoe Fits like a sock, discovered French Jika-tabis of Assaboots by Way of Japanese commentary of Florent Chavouet through his drawings. Learned from Assaboots 'Tabi' history that "Shigeki Tanaka, 19, Hiroshima survivor, wins the 1951 Boston Marathon with a time of 02:22:45 . He ran in Jikatabis manufactured by a small business in Kobe called…

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  • 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 -
  • 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…

    Gabriella Opaz/ Catavino- 3 readers -
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