Tennessee Wine Country Vacation – Yes, A Wine Trip to Nashville TN

Tennessee Wine Country may not be an area you think of for wine making, but since all 50 states now have at least one winery, going to Tennessee isn’t such a bad idea.  And since I was already in the area watching basketball in Memphis, I decided to visit this wine country area. So after…


Okanagan Wine Country

Wine Country Vacation – Okanagan Wine Country Trip

My wife and I for our spring break trip decided to visit a new wine country area, at least for us.  It has been an up and coming wine country area, but I hadn’t heard of it until last year.  So we purchased our airline tickets and made the 2 1/2 hour airline trip from…


Castello Banfi Chianti

Tuscany Wine Tour – Dinner at Castello di Banfi – Montalcino Italy

About three years ago I had a dinner with my wife, best friend, and his wife at the top of The Hotel at Mandalay Bay.  It was a great view of the strip, along with the impeccable service, and great food.  At the time I remember thinking it was the best dinner experience I had…


Brunello di Montalcino Shop

Wine Tours in Tuscany-Evening in Montepulciano and Montalcino Italy

Now that I have all of my complaining out of the way in my previous post, I thought I would get to a more interesting topic.  Maybe wine?  Let’s go with that. Today on my wine tours in Tuscany, I visited a couple of wine regions that I once thought were names of grapes.  Let’s…


Chianti Classico Sign

Tuscany Wine Country Vacation – 1st Time Driver in Italy

I would call myself a reasonably good driver with a good sense of direction.  At least within the United States I can say that.   This is because my driving experience in Tuscany Wine Country has been humbling at best. Let’s just take today for example.  But before I start, let’s backtrack to last evening.  Last…


tuscany countryside

Tuscany Chianti Wine – Dievole Vineyards

Today was a catch up day for me, so I didn’t get out for too long to do wine tasting looking for Tuscany Chianti Wine.  The reason is that yesterday I had to drive to Bologna Italy, which is about 2 hours away, to get the proper connector to charge my Macbook. Here is the…


awesome chianti winery

Wine Tours Tuscany – Chianti Classico – It’s All Good Here!

I have been on my Wine Tours Tuscany Wine Country trip in Italy’s famous Chianti wine region now for my third day, and it’s hard to pinpoint only one fantastic part of the trip.  Everything has been terrific so far.  I am currently staying at Hotel Dievole which is a few minutes from Siena Italy,…