Monthly Archives: October 2015

Get in the Halloween Spirit With Spooky Bottle Holders

Last year about this time, we visited the Dragon’s Lair shop at the Excaliber Casino in Las Vegas — and check out what we found! The store carries a wide range of cool — not to mention scary — wine

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Oporto: Planning a Visit to the Birthplace of Port

Start with buildings designed by leading world architects from the past and the present. Add some unique Baroque sculptures and carvings. Then mix in a world-famous sweet wine and a certain British flair. Place it all by a grand river,

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Posted in Our Wine Travel Log

A Not-So-Scary Reason to Visit Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country

Solvang has been a popular California tourist destination for decades. When I was a kid, our family went for the Danish bakeries — to see what “the competition” was up to, since my parents owned a bakery in Balboa, Calif.

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A Look at How Winemakers Are Getting Greener

The title is long — “Biodynamic, Organic and Natural Winemaking: Sustainable Viticulture and Viniculture” — but the content is compelling for anyone interested in what wineries and grape growers can do to have less impact on Earth. “We constantly notice

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