View of the Ranch from Center of Effort © Cori Solomon Travel 2022

Travel 2022 Year In Review

In 2022 my travel adventures exploring destinations continued both virtually and in person. Although travel was primarily within California, I also traveled to Florida. Enjoy my travel 2022 year in review as I discovered many places in person and virtually more that I hope to visit soon. Travel 2022 Year in Review – In-Person Travel

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Finding Synchronicity in San Luis Obispo and Arroyo Grande

Places I Love usually involve all my senses; taste, touch, sight, smell, and hearing. Like wine and grape growing, it involves terroir and that sense of place. This connection is dear to me, especially visiting the destinations of San Luis Obispo and Arroyo Grande. My journey begins the minute I exit the tunnel on Highway

Craft Wine Tasting

Craft Wine: The best of America’s Small Wine Producers

For me, finding the small unique, and even obscure winery is part of the fun of drinking wine. The passion of the people creating these wines shines through and invites you to sip their wine and discover what they love about winemaking. To help these wineries succeed in producing their craft wine and get their

Sta. Rita Hills AVA © Cori Solomon

Day Tripping to Lompoc and Santa Barbara County for a Taste of Good Wine

It does not take much to entice my husband and me to drive up to the Central Coast to go wine tasting. Santa Barbara County has so many areas to visit, including Solvang, Los Olivos, Santa Ynez, Los Alamos, and Lompoc. The various appellations of Santa Barbara County open the door to many options for

South African Winemakers

The Driving Force between Five South African Winemakers

Bring five South African winemakers together, and you will see what defines South African wine. They are friends and collaborators who represent four distinct wine regions in South Africa, and they presented their wines and those of others at a wine tasting called South Africa Redefined. South Africa’s wine history goes back almost 400 years.

View from Milagro Farm Winery

Discover Ramona Wineries: San Diego County’s Best Kept Secret

Ramona Valley is one of Southern California’s secrets. Most people are not aware that this is one of our state’s wine regions. Ramona Valley’s topography can be described as the old west meets Tuscany. The area reminds me of Maremma a portion of Tuscany known for its wine and cowboys, the Butteri, who work the

Ruby Vineyards Winery Dog Stanley

Discover the dog-friendly places in Tualatin Valley, Oregon

Like many, I like to take my dogs with me when I travel, especially when I am visiting wineries. Although my trip to the Tualatin Valley did not include my dogs, I made sure to discover the dog-friendly places to take my dogs in the future. If you want to bring your dog along to

Enjoying Temecula Valley

Uncover the delights of Temecula Valley

Temecula Valley came to Los Angeles for an interactive day for the trade and media, bringing a sampling of restaurants, hotels, wineries and more. Titled Uncover Temecula Valley, indeed opened our eyes to what a wine enthusiast or a traveler can experience when visiting. Visit Temecula and Pechanga Resort Casino hosted the event, which also

Idaho Wines: Sunset View at 3 Horse Ranch Vineyards

Idaho Wines: Meandering through the Snake River Valley

For many wine enthusiasts, the thought of wine being produced in Idaho seems far-fetched. For those who know about Idaho wines, it is a misnomer. The higher elevation makes for some extraordinary wine. Most people think of Idaho as a potato-growing region, but that is a misconception. The fertile soils are suitable for many different

Garagiste Festival: Discover Urban Exposure in Santa Monica

Garagiste Festival: Discover Urban Exposure in Santa Monica

One of my favorite wine-tasting events is The Garagiste Festival, and Urban Exposure is coming back to Los Angeles, more specifically Santa Monica, on July 15, 2017. What makes this a great event is the ability to discover new up-and-coming wineries. Most of all, I love to find out what the little guys are creating

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