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Winery Rundown – Mendocino’s wine scene is intoxicating

Nestled in the bucolic beauty of Mendocino, Lula Cellars and Father & Daughter Cellars beckon wine connoisseurs on an exquisite journey through the region’s vinicultural treasures. Here’s the inside scoop: Lula Cellars: A Symphony of Sustainably Crafted Elegance Lula Cellars, a hidden jewel in the Mendocino wine scene, seamlessly blends luxury with a commitment to […]

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Swanky Sips: Hunter Valley, New South Wales

I am a sucker for wine tours and seek them out in many of the destinations I visit, but the Hunter Valley in New South Wales seems particularly well suited to this kind of tourism. The area is close to Sydney, a two-hour drive away, so locals can pop up for the weekend, but at […]

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Swanky Sips: The Lighthouse

We tried each one of Fingal’s cocktails from the menu anddecided you needed to at least try this at home… Previous Next Previous Next Previous Next Previous Next We highly recommend each of these cocktails but definitely try making the pineapple wine at home for Yard No. 140! It’s not easy but it sure is […]

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Drink in the Birthplace of Wine (Kakheti, Georgia)

Who invented wine? We have a lot to thank them for. It is tempting to believe that this nectar of the gods was handed down to mankind from the heavens; perhaps Zeus gifted it to us from Mount Olympus. But the reality, at least as far as archeologists have been able to discern, is that […]

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Whiskey from the Queen of the Hebrides

Nothing shouts “Scotland” more than single malt whiskeys. And Islay, the southernmost island in the Inner Hebrides, is Scotland’s whiskey making heartland. Nine working distilleries produce world famous brands like Ardbeg and Laphroaig and have earned this wildly beautiful destination the appropriate title of “The Queen of the Hebrides”. By British standards, Islay is remote....

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North Macedonia

If you were an Ancient Roman or an Ancient Greek, what would you have drunk? New World wines were centuries away from their first vintages, and even the French wine industry was relatively new. If you had wanted something special to impress your guests, there is a good chance you would have looked to the […]

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Swanky Sips: The Pinot Coast – Victoria, Australia

On the hunt for an uncharted wine destination, I found myself drawn to the Pinot Coast – Victoria, Australia’s largest wine producing coastline acclaimed for its maritime pinot noir. Just an hour’s drive from Melbourne, this region traces the state’s Southernmost edge of coastline for over 400 miles, making it a drawcard for wine aficionados, surfers and city day trippers in search of...

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Swanky Sips Rhum Room

Swanky Sips This winter we are warmed by the spirit of rum. The rarely sipped, often mixed, sometimes under-represented fermented sugarcane juice that can leave you with a hankering for more. The good stuff will rarely, if consumed in moderation, leave you with a hangover. However, chances of feeling the down side of the drink […]

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Swanky Sips: Bordeaux

Swanky Sips: Bordeaux   Bordeaux. It might as well be the first and the last word in French wine. From Château Lafite Rothschild to Château Latour, the world’s finest wines are produced in this famed region of southwest France. The UNESCO listed city which gives the area its name has the highest concentration of preserved […]

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