Hungary for cabbage rolls

Posted on April 5th, 2020 by vinividi  |  Comments Off on Hungary for cabbage rolls

My mother in law was born in Hungary so this week I decided we’d travel there for our weekly shelter in place destination so my son could learn a bit about his heritage and so my husband could eat one of his favorite foods, cabbage rolls. Like in past weeks, we started our visit by […]

Poland and Pierogis

Posted on March 29th, 2020 by vinividi  |  Comments Off on Poland and Pierogis

This weekend’s shelter in place destination, Poland. My son and I pulled up a world map and I showed him where Poland was in relation to San Francisco where we live. We then looked at a map of the country of Poland and some pictures of boats on the Vistula River and castles. If my […]

Forza Italia, when you can’t travel to Italy, bring Italy to you

Posted on March 22nd, 2020 by vinividi  |  Comments Off on Forza Italia, when you can’t travel to Italy, bring Italy to you

These are unusual times we are living in to say the least………  As I write this, we are sheltered in place in San Francisco due to the Corona Virus.  Schools are closed and so during the week my husband and I are working remotely and entertaining our almost 5 year old the best we can […]

Fun ways to celebrate Valentines Day whether you’re single, in a relationship or have kids

Posted on February 9th, 2020 by vinogger  |  Comments Off on Fun ways to celebrate Valentines Day whether you’re single, in a relationship or have kids

Valentines Day is a celebration of love and not only romantic love. Its a day to celebrate those you have in your life who you love and cherish. If you have a partner or a lover then its common practice to get or give chocolates or flowers or champagne and a sappy card and perhaps […]

Magical Maui, A Great Spot for a Family Vacation

Posted on August 15th, 2019 by Jeff Roberts  |  Comments Off on Magical Maui, A Great Spot for a Family Vacation

I love to travel and especially enjoy exotic destinations but now, I have a child to consider when making travel plans and at 17 months, that child is very curious,  running and walking everwhere and probably not capable of long haul flights just yet.  So, for our first post baby vacation,  my husband and I […]

10 Tips for Traveling with a Child

Posted on April 25th, 2019 by vinogger  |  Comments Off on 10 Tips for Traveling with a Child

Travelling with a child can be a challenge especially when you are on a long flight.   Here are 10 tried and true tips to help get you and your child to your destination with ease. 1. Bring a stroller and gate check it  All airlines allow free gate check of a stroller so this will […]

Santa Barbara Wine featuring Kessler Haak Vineyard, La Montagne Winery & Tercero Wines

Posted on March 10th, 2016 by vinogger  |  Comments Off on Santa Barbara Wine featuring Kessler Haak Vineyard, La Montagne Winery & Tercero Wines

    Phil Carpenter is a true believer and lover of Santa Barbara wines and under his guidance and that of Tina Morey of Protocol Winestudio I was introduced to Dan Kessler from Kessler-Haak Vineyard and Wines, Kimberly Smith of La Montagne Winery and Larry Schaffer of Tercero Wines and had the opportunity to taste […]

Aruba, One Happy Island

Posted on January 14th, 2016 by vinogger  |  1 Comment »

My husband and I decided to take a babymoon before the arrival of our first child.  We wanted to go somewhere warm to relax, get away and enjoy each others company before the craziness of having a baby changed our lives  so, when I was 6 months pregnant, we decided to  take a trip to […]

Is Orchard Cider the Next Big thing?

Posted on October 25th, 2015 by vinogger  |  Comments Off on Is Orchard Cider the Next Big thing?

#WineStudio is an educational program on Twitter which includes tasting and discussion of producers, grapes (or in this case apples) tourism, terroir, regional culture, food and wine matching and what all this means to wine (or cider)  drinkers.  For the month of August, I had the unique opportunity to learn about and taste several orchard ciders […]

An Exposé of Viña Montes

Posted on August 12th, 2015 by vinogger  |  Comments Off on An Exposé of Viña Montes

Montes Wines began in 1987 when Aurelio Montes and Douglas Murray decided to create premium Chilean wines for export made by Chileans and marketed and sold by Chileans.  The focus at Vina Montes is on creating wines that reflect the land and the vineyards they come from. Kaiken Wines was founded in 2002 by Aurelio Montes […]