Category Archives: Travel

Cartlidge and Browne Merlot and Chardonnay

Is it the destination or is it the journey? My husband will tell you he’s all about the journey and mostly I just want to get to the destination. Sometimes it’s both. Just a few weeks ago I embarked on … Continue reading

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Giesen Pinot Gris Marlborough, New Zealand 2014

There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home, there’s no… You get the picture. Two weekends ago, my husband and I packed up the family  truckster, our dog Rooster and set out for some R&R in Raleigh, NC. Travelling … Continue reading

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Black Box Cabernet, Travels and Nashville

I recently met up with my cousin in Music City, AKA Nashville. We used AirBNB and booked an apartment in Midtown. Surrounded by bars, restaurants and Vanderbilt University just down the street, the area is bustling with people of all … 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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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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Montaluce Winery & Estates, Dahlonega, Georgia

“There’s gold in them thar hills.” These are the famously misquoted words spoken by Dr. MF Stephenson in 1849 as he stood on the Dahlonega Court House steps attempting to persuade miners to stay in Dahlonega instead of joining the … Continue reading

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Biltmore Chardonnay & Riesling, Front Porch Swings and Way Ward Roosters

Last week marked the official start of summer bringing with it higher temps and humidity. Trying to find some relief from the heat I opened a couple of recently received samples of Biltmore® Reserve Chardonnay 2011 and Biltmore® Riesling. After … Continue reading

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Wine Chicks Guide does Seattle

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Those of you who follow my posts know I’d been talking about the upcoming Wine Bloggers Conference 2013 taking place in Penticton, British Columbia. Well now that event is in the past and I’m finally getting around to putting my … Continue reading

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