Category Archives: Travel

We don’t always believe it, but one person can make a difference

Before the holidays I wrote a post about our trip to France with my Dad to visit the village where he lived during part of the war.  Many of you have written that I left you hanging about what happened … Continue reading

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This year, pass the stories around with the crescent rolls…

It’s the time of year when we think about our families.  So I hope you’ll indulge me with this blog post about my family.  More specifically, my father, and the trip that Cy and I took with him to southwestern … Continue reading

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Another travelogue for another busy week

As I’ve said before, I try not to write gratuitous travel posts without a direct wine connection.  But after returning Monday night from France and – unplanned – the Netherlands (two days later than we had intended because of an … Continue reading

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Is this the world’s happiest man?

One of the things I’ve discovered in the wine importing business is that winemakers aren’t like most of us.  I mean, I know people who like their jobs, and some who will even say they like them a lot.  But … Continue reading

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Wine at the Crossroads

One of the questions I get asked most often is how I pick wines for first vine.  Everyone seems to want to romanticize the process, thinking of me wandering the French countryside and happening on great wines by chance. You … Continue reading

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South of our usual destination

Some of you have been asking when we’re going to stop going on and on about France and get to some other wine-producing countries.  Like Spain, for instance.  And with good reason – Spain has great wines.  I got to … Continue reading

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A travelogue for a busy week

When we started this blog, I said to myself that I wouldn’t post gratuitous vacation/wine trip photos if there wasn’t a back story about a winemaker or a particular wine. Today I’m throwing that out the window.  Not because I … Continue reading

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Cross Country Cooking

White Grass Ski Touring Center takes great pride in being West Virginia’s “alternative” ski resort. “Lift” is a four-letter word in this establishment, and folk music, rather than rock, emanates from the lodge’s various speakers.  If you sit too long … Continue reading

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Alsace – Rustic France at its Finest

As Tom was winding up his travels, he sent me a very picturesque email about what it was like in Alsace.  I lived in Paris in the early 90’s and for awhile was dating someone who lived in Stuttgart, Germany.  So I … Continue reading

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