Europe

Our first visit to San Marco Square!

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San Marco Square now rates as our favorite place in Italy! What a glorious vacation when you add Venice to your repertoire, it’s filled with great hotels, fabulous restaurants, movie stars, and unforgettable views! When we traveled to Europe in…

Our latest favorite white and red wines

New Favorite Wines We Bought and Loved! When it comes to good wine there are many that are easily found. That said, sometimes you have to dig a bit deeper to find the true gems. That’s why I’m here to help you…

Blind Tasting with the Somms!

Blind Tasting Reveals Honest Results! This week my wine column in the Santa Maria Times, “From the Vine,” focuses on the honesty of blind wine tasting. In other words, tasters are presented a line-up of wines, usually the same vintage…

Our Champagne excursion

This was originally published in 1993 after our first glorious visit to France where we visited Paris and Champagne Just call me bubbles! Sitting at the same table that once held Napoleon Bonaparte in France’s Champagne appellation provided a history…