Cape Town South Africa, a Food and Wine Lovers Paradise

Posted on November 25th, 2014 by vinogger  |  No Comments »

  Cape Town is a jewel in South Africa and a city you definitely must visit at least once in your lifetime.  Home to people of diverse origins, cultures, languages, and religions Cape Town provides the opportunity to taste amazing food and wine, meet lots of diverse people and see some breathtaking and beautiful scenery including […]

Top 5 Reasons to visit South Africa

Posted on November 14th, 2014 by vinogger  |  No Comments »

1. Wine South Africa has some amazing wines from multiple regions including Stellenbosch, Robertson Wine Valley & Hemel-en-Aarde all of which produce amazing wines both red white & sparkling!  If you want a really memorable experience stay on a wine farm.  I highly recommend L’Avenir Lodge & Eikendal Lodge.  Both are located in Stellenbosch on working wine […]

Carmel-by-the-Sea, the Perfect Fall Getaway

Posted on November 8th, 2014 by vinogger  |  No Comments »

Carmel-by-the-Sea is a charming town located on the southern bend of the Monterey Peninsula in California.  It is 120 miles south of San Francisco and 350 miles north of Los Angeles.  Carmel-by-the-Sea is enchanting and a perfect Fall getaway for a romantic weekend, a family trip or a boys or girls getaway.  Carmel-by-the-Sea truly offers something […]

St. Francis Winery Food & Wine Pairing

Posted on October 5th, 2014 by vinogger  |  No Comments »

St. Francis is a Certified Sustainable, family-owned winery that has been making wine in Sonoma County for over 40 years.  St Francis winery is in a beautiful setting and they are dedicated to preserving the environment using solar energy and environmentally sound business practices including water conservation, recycling and use of eco-friendly packaging to preserve […]

Rinascimento Rising

Posted on September 27th, 2014 by vinogger  |  No Comments »

Here in the Unites States we are fortunate to be able to buy and enjoy wines from around the world thus allowing us to travel to various countries in the comfort of our own home via our wine glass.   This is often made possible by importers who seek out overseas producers build relationships with […]

Why You Should Travel Internationally

Posted on September 20th, 2014 by vinogger  |  No Comments »

A US passport is valid for 10 years and according to US State Department statistics, 133,959,114  passports issued in the last 10 years. Using the Census Bureau calculation of the 2013 total population for the United States of 316,128,839 and dividing that by the number of US passports issued for the last 10 years, means that […]

Hudson Valley Wine

Posted on September 2nd, 2014 by vinogger  |  No Comments »

For the month of August I was invited to learn about the Hudson Valley wine region and taste wines from three wineries in the region as part of #Winestudio.  #Winestudio is an online twitter-based educational program hosted by Protocol Wine Studio. Every month #Winestudio participants engage their brains and palates tasting wines while discussing wine producers, […]

Summer of Riesling

Posted on August 26th, 2014 by vinogger  |  No Comments »

Riesling is a white wine varietal originally from Germany known for it’s floral aromas and high acidity.  Riesling is often a favorite among Sommeliers and wine geeks due to its extreme versatility and food friendliness. People often think Riesling is  sweet but this is not necessarily true, Riesling can run from very sweet to very […]

The Best foods at San Francisco’s Outside Lands

Posted on August 17th, 2014 by vinogger  |  No Comments »

    San Francisco is a food lovers paradise with lots of great food options in restaurants, pop up markets and food trucks so it should be no surprise that Outside Lands, an annual  music festival in Golden Gate Park, is full of amazing food and drink options that go way beyond traditional festival food. […]

Hyland Estates Wine from Oregon

Posted on August 4th, 2014 by vinogger  |  No Comments »

Hyland Estates is located in the Willamette Valley of  Oregon in the foothills of the coastal range.  The winery is part of the McMinniville AVA has been around since 1970 and is one of the oldest vineyards in the Willamette Valley.  Based on their location, the vineyards have cool maritime air every evening resulting in […]