All that climbing comes with its reward - the view!

Food and Wine in Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre – Tourists Yes!  Wine?  Talk to your traveling friends and almost everyone has either visited or at least heard of Cinque Terre.  5 beautiful towns perched on cliffs overlooking the Ligurian Sea in Northern Italy, not far from Genoa.  Wine destination?  Hardly.  If your spouse or traveling companions want to visit, say YES!  … Continue reading

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Wine Pairing Weekend #2: Cava and Steamers on the Porch

Wine Pairing Weekend #2: Refreshing Wines and Food for Summer Wine Pairing weekend is a monthly collaborative event for wine/food bloggers that just started.  I missed the first round, but I’m in for round #2 and beyond.  If you’re interested in finding out more about the event, there’s lots of information at the bottom of … Continue reading

Wilted collards with green onions, prosciutto and roasted grapes. Success!

Why CSA? Eat your Collards, Jeff!

What is Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a season long partnership between farmer and a group of patrons.  In our Bossy Acres CSA, we pay a fixed cost early in the spring in return for a box of fresh, local organic vegetables every week starting in June and running through September.  … Continue reading

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#MWWC10: What are Your Vinous Values?

#MWWC10: Value This is my entry in this month’s wine writing challenge; a friendly competition with an ever growing group of wine blogging friends. The theme this month is “Value”. Want to see some other entries? Visit the #MWWC blog! The World as We Know It 80% of the people who drink wine pick something … Continue reading

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#NWTW: Assyrtiko from Greece

Ready for Something New? We’ve been away for a few weeks with vacation and vacation recovery, so I was glad to be able to re-join the weekly exploration of something new with my London friends at #NWTW.  The wine this week is Assyrtiko from Greece.  Assyrtiko is new for me, have you had it before? … Continue reading

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Hanging Out at Pont du Gard & the Best 4€ Gas Station Wine Ever

Arles Market Day You can spend your time on a European trip visiting museums, restaurants or wineries, but if you miss a market day experience, you’re missing out on a glimpse into local life.  Wednesday is market day in Arles, so we decided a picnic would be in order. (click on any photo to start … Continue reading

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Châteauneuf-du-Pape of Course

No trip to the Southern Rhone would be complete without a visit to Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Note this town doesn’t have the variety of shops found in some of the other Rhone wine villages.  We had a fun time and would certainly recommend spending a day, just know that the town is about the wine and not … Continue reading

Gigondas is a pretty little town with restaurants, art shops and tasting rooms.

Touring Gigondas

When you’re wine touring in the Southern Rhone, you should plan a day in Gigondas.  The village is charming, the surrounding area is beautiful and then there are the wines! Gigondas is one of the Rhone Cru villages, the second tier in Southern Rhone wines. The Cru Villages name their wines for the village, and … Continue reading

The Dentelles de Montmirail

Southern Rhone & Domaine Rouge-Bleu

If you’re thinking of visiting the Southern Rhone, you should consider a stay at Domaine Rouge-Bleu.  The estate is in the Cotes du Rhone and is close to all the towns you might want to visit: Rasteau, Cairanne, Gigondas, and of course, Chateauneuf-du-Pape.  They have three beautiful B&B rooms overlooking the vineyards.  Thomas and Caroline … Continue reading

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#SauvBlancDay w/ Shrimp & Citrus Sauce

Happy #SauvBlancDay ! I have got to be crazy.  Julie and I board an airplane to Europe this afternoon.  We should’ve had takeout pizza last night.  But today is #SauvBlancDay, and Sauvignon Blanc is Julie’s favorite wine.  We joke that every day is #SauvBlancDay for her!  I had to find an “easy, quick” recipe so … Continue reading

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