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17 Carry-On Luggage Recommendations from Frequent Travelers

I’m going to be doing some international travel soon. Headed to Ireland for the first time and making a return visit to Portugal (see highlights of the latter trip from 2012)┬áSince many of my friends have been and will be traveling all over the world for wine and beyond, I put out a call on [More]

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(Re)connecting With My Mother Through Wine Travel

After the death of my father I started taking a lot of international trips with my mother. Wine travel made sense because, well, duh it was my passion and what I did for a living. And, hey, wineries are generally in some pretty spectacular spots, full of interesting characters, and a source for many memorable [More]

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2013: A Year in Wine Travel

What a year of travel around the West Coast and the world in search of vines and wines. The year started out with a trip to Napa and Sonoma, where I visited the CrossBarn winery in Sebastopol. I got to meet globetrotting winemaker Paul Hobbs and enjoy some fancy wines. But one white wine under [More]

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