Category Archives: Wine

2014 Wine Bloggers’ Conference: My Thoughts

Santa Barbara County was my third Wine Bloggers’ Conference. I attended for the first time in 2011 in Virginia, just shortly after I created Traveling Wine Chick. My second conference was 2013 in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia with … Continue reading

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Livermore Valley’s Taste Our Terroir

At last year’s Wine Tourism Conference in Portland, Oregon, I connected with the director of Visit Tri-Valley in an elevator at the host hotel, of all places, and she invited me to visit the area. Many months later, I am honored to … Continue reading

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Les Marchands Santa Barbara

Upon completion of the 2014 Wine Bloggers’ Conference, I wisely had decided to drive back to Santa Barbara to stay overnight before my departing flight the following morning. A friend was to have joined me for the conference, but ended … Continue reading

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2014 Wine Bloggers’ Conference: Live Red Wine Blogging

In my previous post, I shared a bit about the live wine blogging experience. There’s also a part two every year, live red wine blogging. This year, I tasted 11 wines in an hour, almost 12, but I ran out of … Continue reading

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Wine Bloggers’ Conference: Live Wine Blogging of Whites and Rosés

This is my third conference (2011, 2013, and 2014) and my third time participating in live wine blogging (10+ wines tasted in a hour) and I’ve never actually blogged during it. I am one of those who believes that the … Continue reading

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#NZSAVVY with Villa Maria Estate

Unfortunately, I was unable to participate live in the Villa Maria Estate #NZSAVVY virtual tasting on Wednesday, June 18 due to a chiropractor’s appointment. Therefore, tonight, Friday, June 20, I decided to taste these wines. This is not the first … Continue reading

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With Love and Gratitude

Once upon a time, there was this college professor in Virginia who had a defining wine moment in 2008 with a bottle of 2005 Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. She began drinking wine regularly, enjoying it, and talking about it. … Continue reading

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Legacy: Josh Cellars’ Tribute to Fathers and Heroes

Back in the fall of 2013, I had the opportunity to share with you a couple of wines from Josh Cellars, the second label by Joseph Carr Wine. Carr created this brand in honor of his father, whose nickname was … Continue reading

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Jordan Vineyards and Winery: A Must-Visit in Sonoma County

Jordan Vineyards and Winery has a forty-two year history in Alexander Valley of Sonoma County, California. Therefore, I was both honored and thrilled to be invited as a media guest to Jordan’s annual spring release party. It’s not often that I can … Continue reading

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Penns Woods Winery

On a recent trip back to the East Coast, I had the opportunity to discover Penns Woods Winery, thanks to a Philadelphia-area blogger, Uncorked Remarks, who has recommended the winery to me for some time and has written about many … Continue reading

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