Wine

Napa & Sonoma, Vineyards & Wineries, Wine

Markham Vineyards | St. Helena, CA

Markham is by far one of our favorite wine producers so we were SO EXCITED to go to their facility for the first time. The tasting room is cool and contemporary with a beautiful koi pond outside. They also happened to have a photography display of Rolling Stone covers taken by famed photographer, Baron Wolman. As two photographers, we were certainly in heaven tasting wine and looking at the gallery display.

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Napa & Sonoma, Vineyards & Wineries, Wine

Castello di Amorosa: The castle of love and wine in Calistoga, CA

Boasting 107 rooms covering 121,000 square feet on 170 acres, this castle makes it impossible to get bored. It even has a moat, drawbridge, great hall, chapel and torture chambers (rest assured nobody has actually been held or tortured.) The castle officially opened it’s doors in 2007 and has been flooded with mystified visitors ever since.

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Aperitivos & Wine Cocktails, Tasty Bubbles, Wine

Champagne Mojitos

I have to admit that my original mix for this went awry when I couldn’t find lime sorbet. Can you believe it? NOBODY sells it in my area. Not even Whole Foods and they sell all the hard-to-find things (AKA “weird stuff”)! The original plan was to have a Champagne Mojito Float. But as life sometimes teaches us, the best detours are always the unexpected ones. 🙂

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Aperitivos & Wine Cocktails, Recipes, Tasty Bubbles, Wine

Simple Holiday Drinks – Raspberry Champagne Float

I am certainly no expert on cocktails. Given that I don’t drink liquor other than the occasional dirty martini (which is more olive juice than anything really), I am more than positive anyone reading this can shame me with some spectacular drink recipes. But if you’re like me and an exclusive wine drinker that wants something festive and less than three steps, you’ve found a new soul sister!

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Santa Barbara Wine Country, Vineyards & Wineries, Wine

Carhartt Vineyards Tasting Room in Los Olivos, CA

Although it’s dubbed the “smallest tasting room in the world”, Carhartt should [carharttlogo] also be dubbed the “coolest tasting room in the world”. With only standing room for four (comfortably), they make you feel like you’re at home and hanging out at someone’s wine bar in their kitchen. If you’re looking for an authentic country wine experience, this is the one for you!

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Learn About Wine, Tasty Whites

The skinny on Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc (Sov-en-yawn Blonck) is usually a dry white wine with distinctive herby yet fruity qualities. It is considered to be a “medium bodied” wine that falls in between Riesling (light) and Chardonnay (heavy) which makes it an easy wine to pair with many types of yummy food...

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