No matter how many websites you peruse or how knowledgeable your travel provider is, finding that place only the locals know happens only when you ask a local.
We met the owner, other consultants, and like-minded wine drinkers who’d come to celebrate the return of group (albeit small) tastings.
Judy and I marveled at how we continually bring our travels to our table, re-living the tastes and memories of places we’ve been both near and far.
We’ve discovered the smaller places can be well worth the stop .. at least when it comes to wine.
There’s a whole world out there waiting to be explored. Sip the wine, be awed by the view and enjoy the stories along the way.
Choosing a winery to visit among the seemingly endless list in California can be a challenge. We sought out Far Niente because we enjoy their wines and we embrace the Italian belief of “dolce far niente” … the sweetness of doing nothing.
Just outside Paso Robles, California is a Tuscan-inspired villa sitting atop a hill, overlooking a vineyard-covered valley. As the front gates swing wide, you ease your way up the winding, tree-lined driveway toward the meticulously maintained villa. It feels like you’ve suddenly been transported to Tuscany!
We stepped onto the patio to a table set for two adorned with a fresh glass for each of the wines we would taste and shaded by an umbrella.
International travel is nearly impossible in this worldwide pandemic, so we came up with a two week road trip plan to fill our summer travel craving. The route for S is for Sip, Savor and Sightsee. The route: From home we headed to Palm Springs, then up to Harris Ranch in California’s Central Valley on… Continue reading Sip, Savor and Sightsee
Let me kick this blog off by stating for the record I am WELL over 21 and a wine and (mostly) vodka drinker. Greg, however, prefers gin in his cocktails with an occasional Scotch or whisky if the evening calls for it. With that in mind, when Total Wine and More sent out an email… Continue reading Try It Again, You Might Like It This Time