When we all look back at 2020, what will we remember? We've spent the year "sheltering in place" with those who live in our household, and many folks may not plan on leaving their homes until the clock strikes midnight on New Year's Day 2021. For most of the world, this has been a year... Continue Reading →
OAKLAND, Calif. (Oct. 29, 2019) — U-Haul® is offering 30 days of free self-storage and U-Box® container usage to residents affected by the ongoing wildfires in California. Tens of thousands of people have been forced to flee their homes in northern California, while many more are without electricity after utility providers shut off power lines... Continue Reading →
Deciding where to plan your next wine vacation can be a bit daunting. With so many options from Napa to New Zealand, it’s easy to see how any wine-o can develop decision fatigue. Do you want to drink Pinot Grigio or Pinotage? Would you rather sip Sauvignon Blanc or Semillon? Visit the ocean or the... Continue Reading →
One of my favorite wineries from a trip to Paso Robles earlier this year has opened a new tasting room in Downtown Paso. While I definitely think you should spend some time in the Downtown Paso area, make sure you get to the winery at some point as well. You won't be disappointed by a... Continue Reading →
What could be hotter than a wine rivalry? You decide: California or New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc? Check out my latest Vino column in Biscayne Times for some economical suggestions from each region.
It's true that certain grape varietals require a certain climate to produce quality wine. In fact, climate determines whether grapes can survive well at all. There is a very scientific reason that grape vines grow the best only between certain latitudes – 30-50 degrees in each hemisphere -- and this has a lot to do... Continue Reading →
She just wanted to get a taste of what it was like in the morning before it would be corrupted by the movement of the day. After picking up her rental, which was much bigger than the car that she drove at home, she made her way out to Venice Beach--just for her taste. This... Continue Reading →