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Check Out this Aerating Wine Glass

For Christmas this year, I received a set of Borgonovo Aerating Wine Glasses. I love trying new wine gadgets and gizmos so was looking forward to trying these. "The aerating wine glass has been scientifically tested to enhance the aromas and flavors of wine," says the brochure inside. And there are additional advantages to the [...]

2019-03-20T13:58:03-06:00Categories: Wine|Tags: , , , |

Golden Globes Cheers!

Happy Awards Season! Tonight's 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards kicks off the season...sure to be entertaining with the wine and Champagne flowing. So what will be in stars' glasses? Moët & Chandon has been the official Champagne served at the Golden Globes for 24 years. This year they are pouring their 2004 Grand Vintage Brut Rosé. The Champagne [...]

2019-03-20T13:58:03-06:00Categories: Wine|Tags: , , , |

KeeKee Lands in Athens, Greece… My Newest Children’s Book

KeeKee has landed in Athens, Greece! It's the third book in my award-winning children's picture book series KeeKee's Big Adventures. I started Grape Occasions to share my love of travel, wine, and spas with you. My love of travel started at a young age when my mom was a flight attendant. It opened my eyes and [...]

Celebrate International Tempranillo Day

It's International Tempranillo Day! And while Tempranillo is the signature grape of Spain, with its finest expression in Rioja, Spain, I recently did a tasting of the grape variety from Lodi, California. Lodi is one of California’s major wine growing region, located 100 miles east of San Francisco. It’s characterized by a rural atmosphere and [...]

Virginia Wine Country: Washington Post Travel Feature

Today's Washington Post Travel section is all about Virginia Wine Country! What a treat to see, and about time in my opinion. If you still have the chance, grab it as the photos are beautiful and there's lots of great info. If not, here's a list of the articles with links to enjoy online. In [...]