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Roswell Wine Festival

Roswell Wine Festival

                One of the best public wine festivals in the Metro Atlanta area! No long lines, ample free parking, and a wide variety of good wine selections all set in charming historic Roswell. This festival takes place every year during the month of October. But being the popular(…)

Wines of Alain Brumont Tasting @ Cellar 13

Wines of Alain Brumont Tasting @ Cellar 13

Cellar 13 is a hidden gem tucked away in a small shopping center in Buckhead, Atlanta. The owner John has a beautiful collection of unique handpicked wines mainly from small production vineyards in Europe as well as in South America and the US. Another thing that is special about this shop is that every bottle(…)

Day Trip to Varadero (Day 4)

Day Trip to Varadero (Day 4)

On our last full day in Havana, we took a day trip to Varadero Beach, about a 2-1/2 hour ride by car. The beach is absolutely beautiful. Water is warm and the sand soft. With a hotel, restaurant, and bar just steps away, and the fact that there are not too many people, it has(…)

Habana Vieja (Day 2)

Habana Vieja (Day 2)

   After a tasty traditional Cuban breakfast prepared by the ladies at our Airbnb Casa, we took a short taxi ride to explore Habana Vieja (Old Havana). Old Havana, known as Habana Vieja, is so charming. The small streets, outdoor cafés, art galleries, plazas, and beautiful historic architecture give it a European feel. There is so(…)

Welcome to La Habana (Day 1)

Welcome to La Habana (Day 1)

Normally for my summer travels I head to France or another European destination. But having lost my dad earlier this year, I knew that for this season I wanted to do something together with my mom. In the past she was never able to travel as she was dad’s primary caretaker throughout his long and(…)

William Fèvre Chablis

William Fèvre Chablis

    It was at Vergina restaurant in Naples, Florida that I first had the William Fèvre Chablis. Surprisingly, the wine list at Vergina featured many California and other new world wines, but very few Italian or European wines by the glass, which for Italian/Mediterranean dining seemed unexpected. Moreover, the selections available were the typical(…)

Wines of Spain & Tapas Party

Wines of Spain & Tapas Party

Good food, great wines, and fun group of people, all under one roof. This was a private wine tasting presented by Ted Field, seasoned wine educator of Domaine Wine Distributors.  For this event, Ted took the group on a journey across Spain with seven wines from various Spanish wine regions. Wines were accompanied with tapas prepared(…)

Discover Sauternes: Château de Fargues

Discover Sauternes: Château de Fargues

    I remember the very first time that I had Sauternes. It was at a Bordeaux tasting by Atlantic Wines, Inc. at the Alliance Française Atlanta. I was hooked to this luxurious sweeter side of Bordeaux instantly. So when I learned of this event presented by the Southeastern Sommelier Society featuring exclusively Saturnais wines, I could(…)

Bacchanal Red Blend

Bacchanal Red Blend

Bacchanal Wine was one of the tasting tables at this year’s Atlanta Food & Wine Festival. It was there that I learned about the Bacchanal Blend, created by Bacchanal co-founder Chris Rudge. Rudge was a lover of wines from southern France, and with the help of Hope & Grace Winery in California, he attempted to recreate(…)

Veuve Clicquot Champagne Event

Veuve Clicquot Champagne Event

Who doesn’t love a Champagne party?! The Summer Champagne Mixer is an annual social and fundraising event presented by the French American Chamber of Commerce (FACC) typically in the month of June. And no…you do NOT have to speak French to attend! Here you’ll find French hors d’oevures prepared by local artisans, a friendly mix(…)