Category: Travel

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Seghesio: Still a Family Winery

It was raining when I arrived at the vast Seghesio Family Vineyards' facilities for a harvest time tour. Unlike Texas that would have welcomed it after a drought that wrought mass brush fires searing a swath through the Lone Star ...

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Reality: The Myth. On Super Bowls and Santorini

While I am serving snacks during half-time of the Super Bowl, I am forced to watch a 53-year old Madonna lip-syncing her greatest hits. Not forced as in anyone is making me do it -- but more in the way ...

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Wine & Food Erotica from Charlottesville, Virginia

Eric Asmiov, who writes for the New York Times "Diner's Journal Blog", told bloggers in his keynote speech at the Wine Bloggers Conference in Charlottesville, Virginia, that he learned to think about wine in terms of drinking it, as opposed ...

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Go West, Wine Lover, Go West!

Some of our favorite wines come from the West Sonoma Coast. That's why we are excited to be visiting Occidental, California for the West of the West Wine Festival on August 5th - 7th. Hosted by the West Sonoma Coast ...

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The Urban Sonoma Experience

Editor's Note: Our friend Iris Neal Allen took a group of Urban Wineauxs to California last month for the Association of African American Vintners' 7th Annual Symposium. Here is her account of the event. By now most people know that I ...

Terry Hoage Vineyards and the 2011 NFL Draft

When we recently attended Hospice du Rhône in Paso Robles a very long tradition for me was broken. Also occurring that weekend was the NFL draft. Stretching back to the sometime in the early-to-mid 80's I have been a faithful ...

Yes, we Rhoned! Leaving Paso Robles

After a fantastic, albeit exhausting, adventure at Hospice du Rhone in Paso Robles it is time for us to head back to San Francisco with Thea and Jason. There are plenty of things we want to tell you about later, ...

So We Think We Can Rhône!

It's back! Hooray! I have been without my laptop since April 14th. It's my own fault, I suppose. I was looking at a Rodney StrongTaste Live! media disc, and left it in the computer while installing an "update ...

Organic Wine Immersion at Millésime Bio 2011

We were among the 3200 attendees at Millésime Bio 2011 last week in Montpellier, South of France, sponsored by Sud de France and organized by our hosts the AIVB-LR (Association Interprofessionnelle des Vins Biologiques de Languedoc-Roussillon). Now in its 18th year, ...

Day 1 in France

Early Friday morning Amy and I drove to the airport and boarded a flight to Atlanta. Once in Atlanta we hastily made our way to the very furthest end of this behemoth of an airfield to catch our connecting flight ...

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