One of the great things about a West Coast Book Launch Tour (for my new book, KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Paris, France) is the great travel and wine experiences we had along the way…from Washington to Oregon to California! Next stop was California...and while it pained me to drive by Sonoma on our drive south without [...]
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One of the great things about a West Coast Book Launch Tour (for my new book, KeeKee's Big Adventures in Paris, France) is there were great travel and wine experiences to be had...from Washington to Oregon to California! We started in Seattle which meant Washington wine. Just into town, a friend gave us a bottle [...]
Champagne, Sparkling Wines ... always make any occasion festive! But it is a very complicated subject. What makes Champagne, Champagne? And what's the difference between Champagne and Sparkling Wine? During our March Fine Wine Divas event, we set out to explore the subject. Here are some of the highlights and the group favorites. What is [...]
It's not too late to plan your Oscar party or your festive dinner at home for Sunday evening. The Academy of Motion Pictures has all the tools you need to Celebrate the Oscars at Home... The Oscar® Collection on Evite Postmark® Your Official Oscar Ballot Recipes The Governors Ball Menu And you'll definitely want to [...]
Isn't that grape juice you may ask? Actually, it's wine with the alcohol removed. And for many who can't drink alcohol, this is a viable alternative. My Dad is one of those people due to heart issues. So this Christmas, we set out to discover Alcohol Free wine. I was pleasantly surprised by the vast selection [...]
For the wine lover on your Christmas list, or even as a great gift for yourself, the Indulge Wine School Wine 101 Video Class is the the perfect interactive and educational wine tasting hour. Everything you need, including the wines tasted in the class, comes in this one one kit directly to your home! My [...]
I'm always a big fan of sparkling wine, special occasion or none. And the holidays are the perfect time to bring out ANY bubbles. Last week, I attended an "I Brake for Bubbly" tasting at The Curious Grape, a local wine bar and shop, for a great tour through the sparkling wine world....Austria -> Chile [...]
It's the last weekend of October and Virginia Wine Month. With Autumn colors in full bloom, this is a great weekend to get out and enjoy wine country. Early Mountain Vineyards will be a great stop, especially with their Fall Family Festival taking place Saturday. I've visited their picturesque location in Madison, just off Route 29 [...]
It’s Virginia Wine Month! With nineteen days left in October, there's still time to discover your local Virginia crush...which one of the 210 wineries AND which grape variety? One of my favorite grape varieties is Virginia's official grape, Viognier. A grape and wine variety originating in the French region of Condrieu in Northern Rhône, Viognier grows very [...]
In addition to visiting three fabulous wineries at the 5th Annual Wine Bloggers Conference in Portland, we had the opportunity to travel Oregon and around the world via wine glass. One lively tasting opportunity was the Live Wine Blogging, think speed dating for discovering new favorite wines. This fast paced hour has wineries visiting tables and [...]