Couples Travel

Can A Couples Getaway Bring You Closer Together?

My Experience Says ABSOLUTELY! Have you ever been on a trip and not run into some kind of problem?  If you’re like most people, it is almost inevitable that some kind of issue will arise while you are on a vacation or trip.  I can’t remember a time where something did not go according to…

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Robert Mondavi Visitor Center

World’s Most Popular Wines

I Can Attest To Most That Made The List When you are in a local wine shop or grocery store, are you overwhelmed by the many choices of wine that are available?  For example, it you have visited Total Wine & More, there are literally hundreds of wines to choose from while strolling down their…

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World’s Most Romantic Hotels

With Valentine’s Day Coming Up, It’s Probably Time To Plan That Special Trip! With the Christmas and New Year’s Day Holidays in our rearview mirror, guess what, we now have another special day coming up.  Can you believe it! Yes, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and it’s probably time to start thinking about…

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Highlights of magnificent Europe River Cruise

TONIGHT! Free Wine Tasting & River Cruises Night

If You Are Considering A River Cruise In 2017, This Is A Must Attend TONIGHT a Free Wine Tasting & River Cruise Night will take place at the Total Wine & More Rancho Cucamonga. Learn about river cruising including wine-themed river cruises! Enjoy wine tasting and light snacks Enter a drawing to win a free bottle of…

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Southeast Europe River Cruise

Free Wine Tasting & River Cruises Night On January 25th!

If You Are Considering A River Cruise In 2017, This Is A Must Attend Tomorrow evening a Free Wine Tasting & River Cruise Night will take place at the Total Wine & More Rancho Cucamonga. Learn about river cruising including wine-themed river cruises! Enjoy wine tasting and light snacks Enter a drawing to win a free…

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Grapevine in Tuscany

How Does The Age Of Wine Grape Vines Affect Wine?

The Origin Of Wine Certainly Has An Affect One of the many elements that makes up the finished product called wine is the grape vine.  We know things like terroir, oak barrels (including where the oak barrels come from e.g. Hungary, American, or French)  steel drums, and winemaker talents all go into the quality of…

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Wine Review:Crios de Susana Balbo Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

A Big Bold Intense Red from Mendoza, Argentina Brief Intro: While sitting at a wine bar in Claremont, California, I ordered this red off the Happy Hour menu.  I didn’t know what to expect, but normally a wine ordered at Happy Hour isn’t in the best condition (oxidation?).  So my hopes weren’t too high. Winemaker: Susana Balbo…

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