“In wine there is the truth.” It’s a latin phrase that refers to the remarkable ability of wine to bring out people’s true feelings. We’ve all been there before: several glasses in, feeling a warm glow, inhibitions wiped away…and the truth comes out—sometimes for the good, other times…well…you might just hope that the truth serum comes with a memory-eraser so you don’t have to relive the silly, embarrassing or awkward moments of truth spurred on by the multiple glasses of liquid courage you just consumed....more
I had a wonderful trip to San Francisco and Napa Valley! I joined my husband in San Francisco mid-week (he was there for a conference) and on Friday we drove to Napa Valley to meet our friends, Lisa and Vince, who flew up from San Diego....more
Flavor is a well-orchestrated symphony of the senses.
Nothing beats the experience of sinking your teeth into a perfectly ripe strawberry or a nice juicy peach. However, sometimes the senses fail us--ever felt the disappointment of a piece of fruit that looks and smells exquisite, but just doesn’t taste as good as anticipated?
So how can you select fruit that will deliver mouth watering flavor, bite after bite, every time? Fortunately, we have another resource to support our pursuit of flavor…BRIX!
Have any of you been to Napa Valley for vacation?
Safe to say it's my favorite travel destination in California for a
long romantic weekend. We can't all afford to take a couple weeks off
and fly to Tuscany, of course - but the sea breeze, the rolling hills,
and the miles upon miles of vineyards
make Napa Valley a reasonable substitute. Sure, there's no medieval or
When life gets tedious--that happens often to me this time of year--I love a diversion. A good movie can cure me of the blahs and keep me smiling long after the picture ends.
(Photo: Bottle Shock)
Last weekend, I do what I often do. I went away. By myself. With no specific plan, only a destination in mind. This time, it was the Napa valley. At other times, I've gone up to Guerneville, Truckee, and Seattle, or down to Monterey and Santa Cruz. The summer I graduated from college, I went on a 2-month solo trip to Ireland and England, and last summer I took a 2-week crazy-quilt trip to Charleston, Miami, New Orleans, and Willow Creek, Montana.
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