A Passion For Dogs, Wine, And Travel Through The Experiences of Cori Solomon

Alma Sol Wines

The Garagiste Festival: Showcasing the best artisan winemakers

The Garagiste Festival is the place to discover the latest boutique wineries that have emerged on the California scene. These are the innovators in the field, the new kids on the block, hoping to make their imprint on the wine industry. I enjoy discovering these new wineries because one can find some real surprises. The

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

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. 

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

Boeger Winery Vineyards

Boeger Winery: Pioneering the Rebirth of Wine in El Dorado County

The Sierra Foothills AVA (American Viticulture Area) presents itself as a sleepy wine community, but therein lies some truly fabulous wineries, creating many marvelous wines. One such winery, Boeger Winery, represents one of the pioneers in El Dorado County, California. Established in 1973, owner Greg Boeger aspired to bring more diversity to the styles and

El Dorado Wine Country Vineyards

El Dorado Wine Country: Discovering the liquid gold of the Sierra Foothills

El Dorado Wine Country is situated in the Sierra Foothills.  For many, this may seem like a newer region, but in actuality, the area has been around for a very long time, perhaps before California officially became a state.  Its history is very colorful, like that of the changing of seasons that so impressively displays

Kessler- Haak Straight Ahead - Sparkling Wine

Kessler-Haak Vineyard and Wines: Making A Big Splash With Sparkling Wine

Discovering that a winery I follow has created something new is always exciting. Kessler-Haak Vineyard and Wines has some new, wonderful additions to its portfolio of wines. Specifically, 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. Kessler

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

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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

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

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