Category Archives: United States

Bonny Doon Black & White & Red All Over, Central Coast 2011

This year’s Wine Blogger’s Conference is being held in July in Santa Barbara County. I’m sitting this one out and spending vacation time with my husband this year. Though I loved exploring areas I was familiar with and love as … Continue reading

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Lake Chelan Valley, WA Wine Region

It was one year ago that I left on a big ole jet airliner and flew out to Seattle for two days of eating, drinking and exploration. From there I piled onto a bus with 49 other wine bloggers to … Continue reading

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Toad Hollow Vineyards Unoaked Chardonnay, Francine’s Selection 2012

After the long brutal winter so much of the country experienced, it’s hard to believe   Memorial Day and the long days of summer are finally upon us. On Friday, my parents will arrive and will stay with us through the … Continue reading

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2011 Elizabeth Chambers Winemaker’s Cuvee Pinot Noir

I’m in trip planning mode. First a trip to the Great Smokey Mountains and later in the year a trip to Savannah, GA. Both are just hours away so we won’t have to worry about airfare, crowded planes, Atlanta’s Hartsfield/Jackson … Continue reading

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2012 Nanna’s Short Cake, Lodi, CA Zinfandel

I can’t believe I missed two weeks of posting and am writing this post later than usual. I vowed I would not miss another week so I took a few hours off from work. It’s been a hectic and somewhat … Continue reading

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Foreplay Chardonnay Naked Winery 2011

The holiday season is barreling towards us at warp speed, just last week I saw a Christmas decorations hung in a department store. I’m not ready to go headlong into Thanksgiving and Christmas yet. I’m too busy enjoying witches, skeletons … Continue reading

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Dearly Beloved I Thee Red Blend 2011

Looking out my window I watch yellow leaves as they float to the ground covering our patchy grass on our large wooded lot. Cool breezes blow gently through the tree branches still full of green leaves that will soon turn … Continue reading

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