• Crafts
  • Wine Cork Christmas Ornaments (DIY)

    I’m a wine cork hoarder.  I collect wine corks from home, restaurants, wine festivals, and winery trips.  I love making wine cork crafts with these little wooden memories.  The holiday season is no exception, so I have about two dozen wine cork ornaments on my Christmas tree. Wine makes everything more festive!  This is a […]

  • Food & Wine
  • A Champagne by Any Other Name…

    What’s in a name?  With sparkling wine, quite a bit.  Don’t think of “champagne” as a blanket term for wine with bubbles.  Here’s a general and simplified rule:  Champagne is only champagne if it comes from the Champagne region in France.  Prosecco comes from the Veneto region of Italy.  And cava comes from Spain.  Everything […]

  • Adventures
  • Under the Tuscan Winter Sky

    Continued from When in Rome for a Week   Just when I thought Rome was my happy place, I experienced Tuscany!  During our week long stay in Rome before our 10-day Mediterranean cruise on Norwegian Cruise Line, we took the train to Tuscany twice.  As a wine lover, how could I not?  Florence is only […]