Lincoln Wine Fest - Always a Placer County Favorite
Save the Date!
The Lincoln Wine Fest is a highly-anticipated annual event in the community and fun for both wine aficionados and novices alike. Unlike other wine festivals, this takes place in two square blocks of retail shops and restaurants around Beermann Plaza in historic downtown Lincoln, CA. Gather your friends and enjoy the shops, taste wine from numerous wineries and breweries from Placer County, and shop as you...
Kickin’ It in Calistoga Wine Country
Cottages for Couples
Built in 1948 and renovated in 2000, the Aurora Park Cottages in Calistoga, California invite visitors, not always wine tourists, to relax, kick back, and snuggle in. Welcome to a cozy, but modernized, rendition of the romantic getaway destination. It’s a cottage. Not a hotel, motel, or B&B with squeaky floors and voices next door. This is your ideal home, complete with refrigerator, tea and coffee sets,...
Greece is Full of Fun Things to Find
Ouzo and Olive Oil in Greece
In the south Aegean Sea lies a delightful, somewhat circular set of islands, the Cyclades, containing the most popular of the Greek islands. A warm climate consisting of hot summers and cool winters make it available any time of year. Cruise ships continue to deliver visitors by the millions. Over 30 million are expected to visit Greece in 2019, five times the amount from just a decade ago. The island has...
What You Need to Know About Zinfandel
Did you know that Zinfandel is the third most widely-planted grape varietal in California? It is grown in 45 of California’s 58 counties. According to the California Wine Institute, there were more than 44,400 acres planted and 416,615 tons crushed in 2016, as reported by the California Department of Food and Agriculture.
While most of the Zin grapes come from the Central Valley, Sonoma County also produces a fair amount. Seghesio is a...
Paul Martin's American Grill Hosts Founders' Selects Wine Tasting Event
After receiving an email (yes, that is very much a thing!) from Paul Martin's American Grill announcing a special wine tasting with simply paired appetizers for an amazing price of $20 per person, I immediately called my friend and asked if she and her boyfriend wanted to join my boyfriend and me. She excitedly said she didn't want to miss it and was already making her reservations. Anyone who thinks email...
Favorite Things to Do in Cuba
Cuba is a romantic island situated in the Caribbean with a rich background and storied past full of intrigue. Add a fascinating cast of characters such as Ernest Hemingway, Hugo Chavez, Ana Betancourt, and Fidel Castro who influenced history all around the world. So, why not embark on an adventure worthy of a novel?
Let's go to Cuba!
Up in Smoke
The product most commonly associated with Cuba is its cigars....
Oktoberfest in Munich!
First, let's start with the basics. Oktoberfest in was founded by Crown Prince Ludwig, later to become King Ludwig I, and his wife, Therese, as an invitation to the citizenry to help celebrate their wedding on October 12, 1810. Unlike today’s Fest, it lasted only 5 days just outside city gates. It begins the 3rd weekend in September and ends the first weekend in October. It was not a regular event until 1950.
World renowned for the beer...
Glacier National Park’s Late Thaw
When is the best time to visit Glacier National Park?
Montana’s northwest jewel, Glacier National Park, is the epitome of a wild west adventure vacation. World class majestic peaks, herds of high country wildlife, and photo ops at every turn put this spot on many bucket lists. Because the tourists jam the roads from mid-June to early September, try going early to see some unobstructed views, experience less traffic, and ease of...