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27 August, 2015

Most Memorable Wines from the 2015 Finger Lakes Wine Bloggers Conference

Most Memorable Wines from the 2015 Finger Lakes Wine Bloggers Conference
Comments : 2 Posted in : Beer, Wine, Sake, NY, Travel Guide for the Finger Lakes, Wine Bloggers Conference 2015 on by : The Gourmez

It’s been two weeks since the 2015 Wine Bloggers Conference (WBC), my second WBC and my second time being truly impressed with the events that Zephyr Adventures organizes. The elite sponsors for this year’s WBC—the Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism Marketing Association, Corning Enterprises, and the Elmira Corning Regional Airport—went above and beyond in introducing
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24 August, 2015

Barcelona Museums Worth Exploring

Barcelona Museums Worth Exploring
Posted in : Barcelona, Spain, Travel, Travel Guide for Barcelona, Spain on by : The Gourmez

  It’s been months since my last Barcelona post, and my apologies for taking so long to catch up! In this travelogue, I’ll take you to three of Barcelona’s less visited museums—and two of them aren’t even off the beaten track! But their subject matter, however… MIBA: Museum of Idea and Inventions of Barcelona (Carrer
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20 August, 2015

Forage for Porcini in Italy with Punk Domestics!

Posted in : Announcements, Events, Travel on by : The Gourmez

My friend Sean Timberlake, founder of the beautiful Punk Domestics canning and preservation blog, has been leading hands-on culinary tours to Italy since 2012.  He has two coming up, 10/8/15–10/14/15 and 1/14/16–1/20/16, based out of the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. These are can’t miss experiences for those of you who love diving deep into food
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17 August, 2015

Localwise Post: A Winery Walking Tour in Jack London Square

Localwise Post: A Winery Walking Tour in Jack London Square
Posted in : Beer, Wine, Sake, CA, Publication News, Travel Guide for Oakland on by : The Gourmez

My second post for Localwise’s blog went up last week. This one draws a fair bit from my recent visits to urban wineries Urban Legend and Jeff Cohn Cellars, with fellow wine writer Peter Nowack of Bung R. Cooper. Knowing there were a few other urban wineries in easy walking distance of the Jack London
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29 January, 2015

Breakfast Highlights of the Eixample

Breakfast Highlights of the Eixample
Posted in : Barcelona, Spain, Dining in Barcelona, Spain, Spain, Spain, Travel Guide for Barcelona, Spain on by : The Gourmez

This is the first of several posts I’m planning on our Barcelona trip last month. The city was amazing in many ways and just what we needed to recharge for 2015. I thought bookending the series with posts on the best of our Barcelona dining experiences might be a tasty call. Agreed? So let’s start
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27 January, 2015

Sacred Introvert Glastonbury Travel Experience

Sacred Introvert Glastonbury Travel Experience
Comments : 3 Posted in : Travel on by : The Gourmez

I don’t normally post the press releases that I get, especially the travel ones because they are priced far above what I’d ever consider, much less what most of my readers would, I’m sure. But I found the idea of this travel opportunity enchanting–and I’m only 40% introvert!  So if you, too, love the concept
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20 January, 2015

Sutro Baths and Land’s End

Sutro Baths and Land’s End
Comments : 7 Posted in : Travel, Travel Guide for San Francisco, CA on by : The Gourmez

On the western tip of San Francisco lies the abandoned Sutro Baths. It’s a popular—but not always populous—tourist destination that draws photographers from far and wide for its breathtaking views of the Pacific Coast. Along with nearby Land’s End, the Sutro Baths are part of the larger National Golden Gate Recreation Area. The Land’s End
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28 October, 2014

Maryhill Proprietor’s Reserve 2011 Tavola Rosso and Maryhill Day Trip

Maryhill Proprietor’s Reserve 2011 Tavola Rosso and Maryhill Day Trip
Posted in : Red Wine, Travel, Travel Guide for Maryhill, WA on by : The Gourmez

Maryhill Proprietor’s Reserve 2011 Tavola Rosso Columbia Valley, WA Last time I reviewed a Maryhill wine, I pledged to have my pictures edited from our winery visit before the next one. I am happy to say I completed that mission! And wow, Maryhill is a breathtaking winery (9774 Hwy 14, WA). It’s hard not to
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