Recipe: Glühwein of the Christmas Markets

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As we traversed from Nuremberg to Regensburg, Passau to Vienna, and finally on to Budapest, the goods at the Christmas Market’s changed as did the array of foods available. I learned the slight differences in food, gingerbread, and more, as Susie and I tasted our way from market to market. The ONE constant is the availability […]

There’s a NEW bubbly in town

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…and I was pleasantly surprised by it. No, it’s not a new Champagne No, it’s not Prosecco It’s not even a sparkling wine But it IS made from another great fruit! Being a modern sophisticated woman, I work hard and appreciate every opportunity to relax and kick back with friends or sometimes just a good […]

Kenwood Vineyards doing/tasting good

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I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Kenwood Vineyards. I received product samples and a promotional item to thank me for my participation. I have always loved the Kenwood Vineyards, especially its beautiful location in the heart of the Sonoma Valley. I must admit that the location really does the […]

Gallo Burgundy – welcome home

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Gallo Family Wineries sent me this lovely bottle of wine to enjoy. Opinions are strictly my own. Cheers There are some things that just feel like coming home. The smell of your mom’s famous dish, the sounds of the ocean, the song you all sang as you took your first road trip with friends after […]

New Year’s Eve Champagnes & drinks


One of the best parts about New Year’s Eve is breaking out the champagne or sparkling wine to cheer in the coming year. The difference between the two is that Champagne is made only in the Champagne region of France and sparkling wine is made everywhere else and people use the words interchangeably. Sparkling wine […]

The day I learned about “bed picnics”


This past weekend I spent with a new group of “old” friends at the AARP Life at 50+ event in Atlanta. I had one of those moments when you meet someone in real life (that you’ve connected with online), and immediately knew that we’d be not only fast friends, but that I had found a […]