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Slovenia and Italy Part 1 – Ljubljana

Ljubljana During An Evening Stroll

Ljubljana During An Evening Stroll

Fair warning to those looking for our normal wine posts…the first couple are just vacation posts for friends or for Karen and I when we get senile and can’t remember what we did when we were here…

Danny finally graduated which means Italy here we come! Read More

Silver Mountain Winery – Surf City Vintners Location

Surf City Vintners – Silver Mountain Winery

Wine tasting in the Santa Cruz Mountains is a special experience. For those of us who grew up in these mountains, getting there is part of the fun after driving in the burgeoning, weekday traffic of Silicon Valley. An exhilarating cruise through the forested canyons, only to emerge into suddenly manicured vineyards is something that can be experienced in very few wine regions. Read More

Drinking Riesling In Germany…Because Man Does Not Live By Beer Alone

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Tasting Riesling Wine in Germany

Recently, while on a business trip to Europe I was able to visit the land of Riesling, otherwise known as Germany. Granted Germany is known more for its beer and for the first three days while I was in Hamburg, wine was an afterthought. Read More

The Sauvignon Blanc Redemption

Sauvignon Blanc

Tasting Sauvignon Blanc

I hate Sauvignon Blanc. I’ve always hated Sauvignon Blanc. I didn’t like the taste and usually found that it was often served poorly as well…too cold…small glass…the litany goes on. There really wasn’t anything about Sauvignon Blanc that I liked. However, the sharper of you readers may have noticed the past tense in those last two sentences. I now have a new reason to hate Sauvignon Blanc because I’ve kind of grown to like it…or at least some of it, so now it’s turned me into a hypocrite as well. Read More

Tasting Primitivo at Westbrook Wine Farm

Primitivo at Westbrook Wine Farm

Wine Tasting Near Yosemite at Westbrook Wine Farm

Thank God for Primitivo! Why? OK…so I admit it. I’m seriously in a rut. I haven’t written a blog post in over a month and even those were rehashes of our Bordeaux wine cruise. Granted, a Bordeaux wine cruise is pretty cool to blog about but that finished four months ago. Read More

Going Wine Tasting In Bordeaux? Bruges Is A Must See Either Before or After

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The City of Bruges, Belgium

Well…we’re now in the aforementioned Bruges… “The land of many hangovers” and this place is stunning.  More old buildings than Ghent, at least in the center section and probably the biggest collection of bars and restaurants we’ve seen in years.

We met up with our friends, Steve and Allison from the UK and our foreign exchange student from Germany of five years back, Tammo and his girlfriend Melina and our long time Belgian customers that have become good friends, Peter and Johan and their wives, Caroline and Natalie.  It sounds like the beginning of a joke.  Four Belgians, two Germans, two Brits and two Americans walk into a bar…The United Nations has nothing on us. Read More

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