Rome – Our Last Days In Italy

Piazza Navona is a Great Place To Stay In Rome

The Stunning Piazza Navona At Night

Rome…if it’s not on your bucket list, it should be. Of course, we were hitting it at the end of our trip which meant we had been travelling for the better part of three weeks out of just a couple of carry-ons, and walking 15 to 20 thousand steps per day on uneven cobblestone streets. Couple that with drinking aperitifs before dinner, Italian wine with almost every meal and of course enjoying the hell out of most meals, so we were getting pretty tired. Read More

Touring Orvieto

Cathedral In Orvieto

Cathedral In Orvieto

The next morning we drove to Orvieto, a small hill town in Umbria that had been recommended by a number of people. It sits up on a volcanic hill that has been inhabited for at least three thousand years. Read More

Wine Tasting with Karine Winery from North Fork

The Folks from Karine Winery

The Folks from Karine Winery

We’ve had our place near Bass Lake for about 14 years and we thought we had tasted at most of the wineries in the mountains. Several weeks ago, we ran across a group in our favorite little Mexican Restaurant in North Fork that had a wine we hadn’t tasted, from a local winery that we had forgotten about called Karine. Read More

Wine Tasting in Lodi – McCay Cellars

Maccay Cellars Old Winery

Maccay Cellars Old Winery

McCay Cellars was recommended by the Lodi Wine Association and we really had no idea what to expect when we pulled up. The winery is located in a small industrial area which might put a few people off who are looking for the palatial estate with huge grounds, picnic facilities etc… Read More

Wine and Food Parings for Super Bowl: Cheese Steak vs Baked Beans

Wine and Food for Super Bowl 52 - Eagles and the Patriots

Wine and Food for Super Bowl 52 – Eagles and the Patriots

Super Bowl is fast approaching and if you’re like me, you’ll be glued to the TV watching the game and rating the quality of the commercials with your buddies. Read More

Wine Tasting in Lodi – Oak Farm Winery in November, 2017

Oak Farm Winery

Oak Farm Winery

Our tasting trip started with a visit to the Lodi wine grape commission, a great facility with a knowledgeable staff and a broad selection of Lodi wines. Read More

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