Buttonwood Wines

Buttonwood Farm Winery & Vineyard: A spontaneous delight

Sometimes the most impromptu situations lead to wonderful outcomes. That was the case when winemaker Karen Steinwachs heard I was in Solvang for the day and invited me at the last minute to Buttonwood Winery pick up party. It was an invite I could not decline. The Buttowood Farm Winery & Vineyard is situated amongst … Read more

Greek Wines - Limnio

Domaine Porto Carras: An Experience With A Greek Winery

Opportunities come in many forms, and when you are a wine lover, it could be experiencing wines from a new region. In my case, the door opened for me to discover a Greek winery. The wines were those of Domaine Porto Carras. Macedonia In Greece, there are 330 varietals of which only seventy-eight are imported.  … Read more

Crawford Family Wines

Crawford Family Wines: Passion is the key to their wines

Is it the key to opening the door or just pushing the door ajar?  In the case of Crawford Family Wines, it is both.  The key is the branding symbol of the winery, but it is also the key to an opportunity to taste some fantastic wines.  The door is something both Mark and Wendy … Read more

Boeger Winery Vineyards

Boeger Winery: Pioneering the rebirth of wine in El Dorado County

The Sierra Foothills presents itself as a sleepy wine community but therein lies some fabulous wineries creating many marvelous wines. One such winery, Boeger Winery represents one of the pioneers in El Dorado County. Established in 1973, owner Greg Boeger aspired to bring diversity of styles and varietals to this area just northeast of Sacramento. … Read more

Kessler- Haak Straight Ahead - Sparkling Wine

Kessler-Haak Vineyard and Wines: Making a big splash with sparkling wine

It is always exciting to discover that a winery I follow has created something new. Kessler-Haak Vineyard and Wines has some new wonderful additions to their portfolio of wines. They have added sparkling wines, and these sparklers are the perfect wine to enjoy a bit of romance with your spouse or lover on Valentine’s Day. … Read more

Uncorking Argentina: Experiencing the beauty of Argentina

  Discovering Mendoza, Argentina is easy with Uncorking Argentina. Uncorking Argentina opens your eyes to experience all that Argentina offers. One might also say they uncork and decant all the wonders of Argentina, more specifically Mendoza. For those wanting an exciting and comprehensive wine tour with tastings, it is the perfect way to learn about … Read more

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The Willows: Fine dining at its best

The Willows at the Chumash Casino is one of those very special dining experiences. One would think the restaurant would have the same bustle and environment of a gambler’s paradise, being located in the casino.  Contrary, The Willows Restaurant does not; it is Santa Ynez Valley’s best-kept secret. Named for the willow trees located around … Read more

Adrian Meyer, Winemaker at Terrazas de Los Andes

Terrazas de Los Andes: Pure refinement in a destination winery

My adventures in Argentina began with a charming getaway that has everything you could desire when it comes to a relaxing time, fabulous wines, sumptuous meals, and wonderful accommodations. Terrazas de Los Andes is a Luján De Cuyo destination winery that involves each visitor in a unique epicurean experience.  It was my first stop on … Read more

Cheval de Andes

Cheval des Andes: Combining French elegance with Argentine style

My second day in Argentina took me to Cheval des Andes.  Considered the “New World Grand Cru,” the winery is located on 50 hectares in the Las Compuertas district of Luján de Cuyo.  The vineyard is known for its polo fields and its kinship with Argentine style. Cheval des Andes is a joint venture between … Read more

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