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  • Unwritten Camping Rules You Need to Know
    Unwritten Camping Rules??  It may seem crazy since camping is a great chance to get away from it all. However, it is important to note that you more than likely you will be around other people.  Knowing some of these will ensure everyone has a good time. I know my…
  • Dama de Roca Garnacha – A Solid Payout
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    Another winning Trader Joe’s pick, the Dama de Roca Garnacha from Bodegas Paniza. Garnacha from Carinena, Spain. The wine spends an unspecified amount of time in oak. The Dama de Roca Garnacha is available exclusively at Trader Joe’s and sells for just $5.99. Imported by Evaki Inc. From the bottle:…
  • Missouri Wine: Excelsior Springs is a Craft Beverage Destination
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    In 1880, what is now downtown Excelsior Springs was a wheat field. Yet, within the end of the decade, Excelsior Springs was a vibrant town with transportation links provided by stage and rail and with a resort hotel – the Elms Hotel. The discovery of healing mineral springs instigated this…
  • Yummy Weight Watchers Dessert Recipes
    Yummy Weight Watchers Dessert Recipes, sound like a dream come true?  Well let’s face it I probably wouldn’t be doing Weight Watchers if I didn’t have such a huge love of the sweets. My favorite part of the Weight Watchers plan is that I can still enjoy treats occasionally and…
  • Sip and Grill… Red Wines to Pair with your next Barbeque
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    With summer in high gear, the scent of juicy meats and savory vegetables wafts towards my back porch and often into my kitchen each night. It seems that each of my neighbors fires up their grill for an easy and delicious dinner on a regular basis. But what are they…
  • Palmaz Winery: The Intersection of Technology and Craft Winemaking
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      For Julio and Amalia Palmaz, of Palmaz Vineyards, the love affair with wine started after years of regular visits to Napa. Julio was a successful heart surgeon who actually invented the heart stint.  When it was time for the next phase for their family, they decided to purchase an old…
  • Shark Sand Cups!
    Shark sand cups are a huge favorite of my kids, we have been making them since Kylie was in preschool. As the years have gone on we have started to make them with different themes. Now  Michael wanted to try making Shark sand cups.   (I have included affiliate links to…
  • Mari Vineyards Gamay Noir – Unexpectedly Delicious
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    Another surprisingly delicious Gamay from an unexpected place, the Mari Vineyards Gamay Noir from Old Mission Peninsula, Michigan. 100% Gamay from vines just four years old in the Jamieson Vineyard in Old Mission Peninsula, Michigan. The wine was aged for 10 months in 300L neutral Hogsheads. Sample submitted for review.…
  • 4 Top Tips For A Family Holiday In Germany
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    A land of medieval castles, adventure parks and beer festivals. Germany is the perfect destination to delight the whole family. Get a taste of European culture whilst keeping the kids happy with plenty to see and do. As the home of the world’s largest indoor water park and the most…
  • Kidz Lane Metal Detector Perfect For Treasure Hunts!
    Kidz Lane Metal Detector, who knew there was a metal detector made for kids?? We have had our eye out for one for quite a while, living near the beach we often just find random treasures when we go and have always wondered what else we could find if we…
  • Ferrari-Carano Chardonnay – Tastefully Done
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    The buttery but balanced Ferrari-Carano Sonoma County Chardonnay. 100% Chardonnay from 60 different vineyard lots throughout the Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Valley, Russian River Valley and Carneros regions of Sonoma County, California. The wine is aged in 21% new French oak and 79% older French oak and undergoes malolactic fermentation.…
  • River Hill Wine and Spirits - From Moonshine to Bourbon to Country Wine
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    I couple years ago I started purchasing the River Hill Distillery Corn Whiskey as it provides a clean, textured, sweet corn flavor with little burn. Hard to do that at 100 proof, but old family recipes have their secrets.  An opportunity occurred this month while driving past Lurey Caverns and…
  • Getting Medical Attention While Traveling
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    Going on vacation is supposed to be about having a good time. So, thinking about the worst of things is not at the top of your mind. The truth, however, is, that you never really know what could go wrong. Each year millions of tourists report becoming sick or injured…
  • Glamping for Beginners: Your Guide to Planning a Luxury Camping Trip
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    Do you hesitate at the idea of going on a camping trip? Perhaps you enjoy the thought of being outdoors with nature, but cannot fathom going without certain creature comforts. You are not thrilled about having to sleep on the hard, cold, ground in a sleeping bag. You won’t have…
  • Capela Santa Margarida – Naturally Good
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    Organic, vegan friendly and most importantly, delicious! The Capela Santa Margarida from Quinta da Plansel. 40% Aragonez (Tempranillo), 40% Trincadeira and 20% Alicante Bouschet (all organically grown) from Montemor-o-Novo in Alentejo, Portugal. The wine spends 9 months in stainless steel tanks and another 3 months in bottle before release. It…
  • From Shine, to Milk, to Wine
    We sit with Charles and Ann Edwards of Baker Buffalo Creek Vineyards on a warm spring evening.  Listen as they tell us how a family farm transitioned from moonshine to dairy, and is now producing excellent wines. We recorded this episode outside because there’s nothing better than relaxing under the…
  • Meet the Winemaker – Domingos Soares Franco of José Maria da Fonseca   
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    Any aficionado who knows their Portuguese wines is familiar with Periquita, the first bottled wine produced and sold in that country in 1850 by the José de Sousa Winery. This historic family winery, now in its 8th generation, was established in 1834 and purchased by José Maria da Fonseca in…
  • Masi Bonacosta Valpolicella Classico – Deliciously Uncomplicated
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    Easy to drink and even easier to enjoy, the Masi Bonacosta Valpolicella Classico DOC. 70% Corvina, 25% Rondinella and 5% Molinara from Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy. The wine is aged 6 months in large 60-90 hectoliter Slavonian oak botti with 20% of the Corvina aged in new French Allier and Slavonian…
  • Silver Branch Brewing Company - A World of Beer
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    As downtown Silver Spring Maryland revitalized it is also becoming a craft beverage destination with three breweries and a winery within a two-mile radius. Silver Branch Brewing Company opened in February 2019 as the latest addition and is well worth a visit. Proprietors Christian Layke and Brett A. Robison produce…
  • Kirkland Signature Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – Quite Nice
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    High quality for just 10 bucks, the Kirkland Signature Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon from Costco. Cabernet Sauvignon from Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California. The wine is aged in a combination of American and French oak. The Kirkland Signature Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is available exclusively at Costco for just $9.99.…
  • 5 Top Tips For your First Cruise
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    If you are looking to book your first cruise, the choice of cruise, where to sail from and what to see may be overwhelming. There are cruises for everyone these days, whether you are a culture lover, you like adventure or you are looking for a family friendly cruise. So…
  • Old Westminster Winery, Burnt Hill Farm, & The Summer Solstice Festival
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    “We’re going to challenge current beliefs with unique and transparent wines – wines that offer balance, nuance, and character. We’re going to farm thoughtfully, using biodiverse cover crops, biodynamic principles and incorporating animals. And then, in the winery, we’re going to craft wines with a light hand, ferment with indigenous…
  • Amalaya Brut Nature – Invigorating Bubbles
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    This refreshing blend of Riesling and Torrontés is a great find for the sparkling wine crowd, the Amalaya Brut Nature. 80% Riesling and 20% Torrontés sparkling wine from vineyards at 1,800 meters above sea level in Valle de Cafayete, Calchaqui Valley, Salta, Argentina. The wine is made using the Charmat…
  • Must Try Crock Pot Chicken Recipes
    These Crock Pot Chicken Recipes are a dinner saver!! Somedays I wonder how parents made dinner before the crockpot. I use my crockpot several times a week, and truthfully dinner would probably be a lot of cereal nights if it wasn’t for the crock pot. Crock Pot Chicken dinners are…
  • Mike Thompson’s Journey to Thompson 31Fifty: It All Started with the Quest to Give Back 
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    Mike Thompson, Proprietor of Thompson 31Fifty (third from right) and the Dallas Wineaux When you sit down and talk to Mike Thompson, the proprietor of Thompson 31Fifty, it won’t take long until you hear his excitement for making wine and giving back to the community. What is interesting is that it…
  • Albero Monastrell – A Trader Joe’s Top Choice
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    You can’t ask for much more than this for just $6.99, the Albero Monastrell from Trader Joe’s. 100% Organically grown Monastrell (Mourvedre) from Jumilla, Murcia, Spain. The wine is vegan friendly. The Albero Monastrell is available exclusively at Trader Joe’s and sells for just $6.99. Imported by Latitude Wines. From…
  • Wines from Alsace and Cheeses for Pairing   
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    When the French #Winophiles, an extraordinary group of wineloving writers who crave all things French, have a roundup of articles about a specific topic, I’m in. This month, our theme is French Wine and Cheese and honestly, I don’t know anyone who can’t wrap their palate around both! From Bordeaux…
  • Villa Maria's First Sip Of Summer
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    This week Villa Maria Estate presented their seasonal #FirstSipNZ witter campaign and this chat featured a trio of ready for summer wines.  The winery is one of New Zealand's most famous having operated for six decades starting as a one acre - one man shop in 1961 and growing to…
  • Colomé Torrontés – Crisp, Refreshing and Delicious
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    Your summer solution, the fresh and tart Colomé Torrontés. 100% Torrontés from the La Brava estate vineyard at 1700 metres above sea level in the Upper Calchaqui Valley, Salta, Argentina. The wine does not spend any time in oak and has 3.34 g/L of residual sugar. Sample submitted for review.…
  • How To Travel With An Emotional Support Animal By Plane
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    Flying with an emotional support animal is not always the easiest thing, which is why we are sharing our experience flying with our cat, Lennon and our dogs Floyd and Gordo. We have travelled five times with Lennon from the US to Ecuador and back. We do not recommend traveling…