This lovely old, Italian wine press, dating back to the 1700s, was covered with vines on the grounds of the V. Sattui Winery in Napa.  It’s amazing to see the differences between wine production before the Revolutionary War and now in the 21st Century. On Today’s Date in the Past: Fresh as a Daisy Egg Hunt:  That’s […]

The conference I was attending in San Francisco included an evening event at The Winery SF on Treasure Island, a man-made island in the San Francisco Bay with amazing views of the city.  We were shuttled there by trolley via the Bay Bridge and enjoyed wine and dinner in a beautiful venue. Here are three […]

No trip to California, even one for business, is complete without wine.  Fortunately this trip also included a trip to a winery with work and a personal trip to Napa over the following weekend. Here are three of my favorite wine barrel shots.  What do you think?  Do you have a favorite below? Wine Barrel […]

In honor of my last trip to the Golden State, the first bottle of wine I enjoyed this trip to California was one from Lockwood Vineyard in Monterey. On Today’s Date in the Past: Tulips in Bryant Park Angry (Red) Bird You Might Also Enjoy: Other Monterey Posts Other Wine Posts  

It’s possible to find a bad meal in Europe, but it’s very, very difficult.  After 23 days and more than 60-some eating experiences, the only two crummy experiences were, sadly, in the countries where it’s the hardest of all to find bad food:  France and Italy.  In France, my lunch at the company cafeteria was […]

While I don’t always get a chance to go inside the Louvre when I visit Paris, I always make a point at stopping at Café Marly.  The views from the terrace are amazing, especially as the sun goes down and the lights come up on the Pyramide.  It was cold and rainy the day I […]

Better Half and I sneaked out for a quick date night at a wine bar just up the street… A Year Ago Today: One Thing, Three Ways:  Along the Maas River at Night One Thing, Three Ways:  Red Toadstools You Might Also Enjoy: Livermore Valley Wine Country Aixois Brasserie