Archive for the ‘Travel’ Category

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Lisboa ~ While visiting a monastery a play broke out

The culture of wine transcends what’s in the vineyard, in the wine cellar, and what’s in the glass. It takes all of that into account, and it also the people, the customs (including foods) and the arts. When I study wine, I immerse myself in every single aspect of it, most especially if I’m traveling. […]

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Social media is a very effective marketing tool + Lodi + Oak Farm Vineyards

How PR works social media has amplified the process, as we all now know [Photo: Wilfred Wong] Nothing new in the title, “Social media is a very effective marketing tool.” However… sitting on both sides of the fence of being a PR pro and a published writer, I’m impressed with other PR people and their […]

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Seamless… art, food, and wine… in one Santurce location

Here we found all that Chef Mario Pagán promises on his website: “Nuevo Caribe Cuisine…”

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Wine is only one element of culture ~ Alentejo’s Azulejos

Alentejo’s Azulejos ~ the art of Portuguese tiles… The world of wine leads to so, so much more. Travel opens up the myriad of channels to that passion of wine, always revealing more than you expected to appreciate.

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Win a Trip to The Texas Hill Country

Everything really is bigger in Texas: It’s the No. 5 wine-producing state in the U.S., the Texas Hill Country American Viticultural Area is the second largest in the nation and its most promising wines boast supersized flavors. Visitors may flock here to sip wine, but they end up drinking in the romance of the region, too.

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The Howling Wolf of Murphys

Slowly and surely it became louder, the energy coming ever closer… howling at the moon, screaming at the tar beneath the pads of its feet, digging in with its claws to get better traction, coming ever closer. I was frozen… just frozen

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PR 101 ~ Did you say thank you today?

PR 101, let’s talk the basics… This blog has me jumping though some interesting hoops. I get asked all kinds of questions, and I do my best to answer them, because I also learn something in the process, too. Hi Jo, my boyfriend is a  wine lover and blogger and has mentioned to me on […]

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Social media is quicker than going to the library and using the Dewey Decimal System

I get asked everything, as this Email shows. If I’m asked, I’ll find an answer… somehow.

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American Winery Guide ~ Watching its evolution

American Winery Guide ~ Watching its evolution is a great exercise in how we get from here to there… “Here” being, create the site; and “there” being the creation of an opportunity to the monetizing of it. Originally set up to connect wine tourists with great wineries across the U.S., wine tourists now rely on […]

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Do what you want trips, a wine friend of mine emerges as a traveling inspiration

Ah to be young and unencumbered, and to be able to just “do what you want trips”… David Shabelman was working for The Hess Collection, last I knew, and then he just slipped away. It happens a lot in the wine business… It’s a swinging door of “who’s now where?” our here. With 6,000 wineries […]