The best food is the simplist food – Konoba Puli Pineta

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On our way out of Rovinj, we meandered along the country roads of Istria, in to the village of Zminj.  Here, we were going to take part in a traditional lunch at a konoba, or tavern called Puli Pineta.  When we pulled up, I wasn’t quite sure if we were at someone’s house, or a – read full article –

It’s a Carnival of taste! Craft Spirits Carnival

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It’s hard to believe that next weekend is Memorial Day.  Where did the spring go?  Summer is rapidly approaching, and with that, some great summer cocktails! Be sure to catch all the action at the Craft Spirits Carnival in San Francisco on June 15th & 16th.  This unique event combines the showcase of an old – read full article –

Bloggers are irrellevant? Really?

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How did we get here AGAIN.  I feel like we’ve had this conversation every year, since the year I began blogging.  Initially, it was a question of bloggers, online writers, whatever you want to call us, being irrelevant because we were the unknown factor.  Then it was an issue of credibility.  Now, it would appear, – read full article –

Stancija Meneghetti – a retreat that is star worthy

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**picture heavy post** After we settled in to the Hotel Lone, meaning we dumped our bags, dropped our jaws at the amazing location, and looked around, we were whisked off to our next Istrian Adventure locale of Stancija Meneghetti, just outside of town, to experience the farm, the guest house, and the delicious wine. Meneghetti is a – read full article –

Howell Mountain Cabernet has a special place in my heart!

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There is something so special about mountainside fruit in Napa Valley.  With both Mount Veeder and Howell Mountain boasting some famous vineyards & producers, and a very different flavor profile emerging from both of these unique areas, they are both small AVAs that hold a special place in my heart. Napa Valley has been making – read full article –