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Exploring Napa on our Own: Charles Krug and V. Sattui
Exploring Napa on our Own: Charles Krug and V. Sattui

Exploring Napa on our Own: Charles Krug and V. Sattui

As Steve (DOS) and I were in Napa for 5 days, we had a couple “free days” where we weren’t taking a wine tour with Platypus, which allowed us to go to a couple wineries and lunches on our own.…

"Pain in the neck" January update!
"Pain in the neck" January update!

"Pain in the neck" January update!

I haven’t written since New Year’s due to my neck injury, but suffice it to say I’ve been taking it one day at a time while my neck slowly heals. It’s now Sunday evening January 26th, (Happy Australia Day to…

Wine pairing lunch part 2: at Casa El Enemigo
Wine pairing lunch part 2: at Casa El Enemigo

Wine pairing lunch part 2: at Casa El Enemigo

Our second day wine-pairing lunch was at Casa El Enemigo.  We had been there last year, and as it was late May (Autumn in Argentina) then, we sat outside and enjoyed the colorful views.  This visit was in early September,…

Touring Wine Country in Montevideo
Touring Wine Country in Montevideo

Touring Wine Country in Montevideo

On our first full day in Montevideo, we took a wonderful wine tour to a family winery which included a private room lunch with wine pairing.  As we got ready for breakfast, we had a nice view out the window…

A night out at Bern’s Steakhouse
A night out at Bern’s Steakhouse

A night out at Bern’s Steakhouse

Dinner at Bern’s Steakhouse is always a night to remember.  This family-owned restaurant has been operating since 1956, and on their website refers to Bern’s as ” . . . not as a meal but an experience.”  Bern’s is quite…

Day Three of Wine Touring and Lunch at VIK!
Day Three of Wine Touring and Lunch at VIK!

Day Three of Wine Touring and Lunch at VIK!

Today was our third and last day of wine touring thru the beautiful Chilean wine country.  Like on previous days, we had a full breakfast at the hotel, which is especially important if you’ll be tasting wines most of the…

Chilean Wine Touring with Jose – Day Two
Chilean Wine Touring with Jose – Day Two

Chilean Wine Touring with Jose – Day Two

On our second full day of wine touring, we awoke to a beautiful sunrise view over the vineyards and distant Andes Mountains at our hotel, TerraVina in Santa Cruz, Chile.  While yesterday was overcast and rainy all day, today was…