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A New Orleans Comedy Of Errors

With less than 48 hours from deciding to visit to arrival in New Orleans, it may be quite obvious to many that little pre-planning went into this excursion.  Furiously tapping away on my computer, I booked rooms and made plans for my chance to visit the internationally recognized destination of New Orleans. Turns out it … Continue reading

Vineyard Hopping Must-Haves

Vineyard Hopping Must-Haves When the hubs and I first decided to go on a trip around the world before he started his MBA program, we toyed with the idea of basing our destinations around a common theme. At the top of the heap? Wine regions. How amazing would it be to bounce from country to … Continue reading

A Basque Culinary Experience with San Sebastian Food

Cooking with San Sebastian Food – Basque Style To be honest, I was a little nervous.  I had signed up for an evening with San Sebastian Food to learn more about Basque cuisine.  I knew that there was a strong influence of seafood, but in all honesty, I can be a little fussy about what … Continue reading

Grape Harvest along the Camino de Santiago

Grape Harvest along the Camino de Santiago What comes to mind when you thing about Spain? Fiesta? Running of the Bulls? Food – tapas and pintxos? The Siesta? and of course, their marvellous wines! La Rioja, La Navarre, Tierre de Leon and Bierzo – the Camino de Santiago passes through each of these wine regions … Continue reading

Wine Tasting in Prince Edward County

Picture yourself sitting on the patio, surrounded by vineyards, sipping on the latest vintage of an award winning Chardonnay.  Perhaps it is the crisp acidity of the Sauvignon Blanc that tantalizes your tastebuds. A gentle breeze off of Lake Ontario rustles the vine leaves as you wait for your lunch – welcome to Prince Edward … Continue reading

Not your standard Cave: Prague

While wandering around the streets of Prague, feet weary from all the touristing, we happened to stumble across the most magnificent find….for the more adventurous thrill seekers – this is not your cave! This is for the wine buff – a fine purveyor of quality drinks indeed! For the wine and cognac lovers – a … Continue reading

Savouring the flavours of Prague – mulled wine in the winter

Visiting a new country, I love to experience the culture and traditions of the people who live there – when mulled wine showed up everywhere, who was I to argue!  Time for savouring the flavours of Prague! Warm thoughts and Christmas cheer were as free flowing as the svařák, otherwise known as mulled wine.  It is … Continue reading

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