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31 July, 2014

WBC14: The Sta. Rita Hills “History” Excursion

WBC14: The Sta. Rita Hills “History” Excursion
Comments : 2 Posted in : Events, Tasting Rooms in Lompoc - CA, Wine Bloggers Conference 2014 on by : becca
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Arguably the best part of the Wine Bloggers’ Conference 2014 (WBC14) experience was the chance to get out into the countryside of the region the conference highlighted. The Santa Barbara Vintners did their best to introduce us to the wines at the hotel, but there is something intangibly beneficial in seeing where those wines come
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23 January, 2014

A Foodie Day Trip to Sonoma

A Foodie Day Trip to Sonoma
Comments : 2 Posted in : Bars and Tasting Rooms, Dining in Sonoma - CA, Restaurants, Tasting Rooms in Sonoma - CA, Travel Guide for Sonoma - CA, Wine on by : becca
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My first visit to Sonoma took place a few days before Thanksgiving 2013. It was a quick jaunt into the winery-laden countryside not so far from San Francisco. The downtown area is very cute, full of alleyways and courtyards that hide a range of stores and tasting rooms. Of course, I managed to eat and
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19 November, 2012

Virginia Wine Tasting at the Fox Liquor Bar

Posted in : Bars and Tasting Rooms, Bars in Raleigh - NC, Bordeaux - Red, Events, Petit Verdot, Red Wine, Sparkling Wine, Viognier, White Wine on by : becca
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Virginia Wine Tasting at the Fox Liquor Bar Back in July, I attended a wine tasting event at the Angus Barn promoting wineries from Virginia. It was very informative and a great preparation for my trip to Charlottesville a few weeks later. Well, the VA Wine Board was back in town a week and a
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20 July, 2012

Charlottesville Blogging: Downtown Food and the Downtown Mall

Comments : 2 Posted in : Bars in Charlottesville - VA, Coffee Shops, Dining in Charlottesville - VA, Restaurants, Travel Guide for Charlottesville - VA on by : becca
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Our most recent weekend getaway was to Charlottesville, a college town in Virginia that also happens to be a prime tourist destination due to its central location for visiting wineries and the Blue Ridge mountains. I’d also heard that it has an impressive food scene, and I’m always game for investigating such claims. So we
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