Moet & Chandon 2008 Vintage Champagnes

Champagne in Epernay: The Moet & Chandon Cellar Tour & Tasting

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On my last visit to Paris, I spent the day in the Loire Valley in the midst of wine & castles so this time I wanted to see the Avenue of Champagne in Epernay, more specifically, I wanted to visit for the Moet & Chandon Cellar Tour and experience the champagne.  There are two ways […]

Yering Farm boutique wines

Why I’m Wine & Spirits Woeful in Pennsylvania

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On wine tours in the past few years around the world, I’m often asked if I’d like to buy wine to bring home with me.  For most people, this is an easy question.  For me, I just give the winemaker a sad puppy dog look and reply “Pennsylvania” and immediately they know and instantly feel […]

New Orleans Streetcar

Solo Dining in the French Quarter of New Orleans

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Food in New Orleans is legend, I had so many suggestions from my #foodiechats and #foodtravelchat friends before my New Orleans trip, everyone had a favorite food memory. As I was traveling on business for a conference, I wasn’t quite sure how much free time I would have to eat. I ended up solo dining in […]

Cava Bertha colored bottles

Tasting the Cava in the Penedes Region of Spain

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We were going to watch the sunset in Gozo and brought a bottle of Cava with us. It just seems the right thing to do opening bottle of sparkling wine to sit and relax on the overlook as the sun sets over the sea. My new appreciation for Spanish Cava started a few months ago after touring two […]

Novelty Hill Januik Tasting Room

Seattle Day Tour: Wine, Waterfalls and Chocolate

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With family in Seattle, I’m running out of new things to do and see on my own when I visit (or at least I think I am).  After the Portland visit, I returned to Seattle this year for a quick two day visit to catch up with friends and family.  The only problem was that […]

Wine Tasting & Chocolate in the Yarra Valley of Australia

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If you were to walk into most Pennsylvania state controlled liquor stores, the “Australian” wine section is about 90% Yellow Tail. While the “premium section” has a few Australian wines, you can imagine how exciting it has been over the years to visit wineries in Australia on my holidays.  My winery visits  in the Yarra […]

Bike & Wine in Santiago, Chile with La Bicicleta Verde

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This week’s twitter topic for #girlstravel was wine.  Answering all of the questions, I realized that lately my travels have included wine tastings and/or tours of vineyards.  For my Santiago visit, I would be touring the local wine region by bike.  Drinking and biking…could get interesting, thankfully La Bicicleta Verde had it all sorted perfectly. […]