Wine Festival Guide of Central Mexico
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Wine Festival Guide of Central Mexico

Oenophiles don’t need a reason to drink wine, but a wine festival is the perfect excuse to drink LOTS of it! Most wine lovers will head to the big wine production areas like Napa-Sonoma and Bordeaux, but what if you could discover the next big wine region before everyone else? Welcome to the Central Mexico…

Nordic Fare at Geranium
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Nordic Fare at Geranium

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants List sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, has been enamored with Geranium for several years. In 2018, Geranium was listed as the 19th best restaurant in the world. One year later, this Copenhagen restaurant was listed as #5. Restaurants around the world, including the worlds best restaurants, took a hit…

Beautiful San Sebastian
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Beautiful San Sebastian

Officially known as Donostia, San Sebastian is the capital of the Basque province Gipuzkoa in Northern Spain and is the quintessential European city. Located just 30 minutes from the French border, San Sebastian has been a coastal retreat for Renaissance royalty, modern-day celebrities, and gastronomical innovation. It’s one of the top foodie destinations in the…

Visit These Cheese Farms of Queretaro
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Visit These Cheese Farms of Queretaro

Queretaro is home to one of the largest growing cities in Mexico, but just outside of the “big city” you’ll find the entrance to the Sierra Gorda mountains, a growing wine region and farmland stretching over the green hillsides. Roads are lined with cornfields, hot houses, and dairy farms with grazing animals watched over by…

9 Mexican Wine Brands You Should Try on a Wine List
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9 Mexican Wine Brands You Should Try on a Wine List

Most people are familiar with French and California wines. Oenophiles will rave about Italian and Spanish wines. Chile is known for its cheap, but very delicious wines. And Mexico? Yes. Mexico makes great wines, too. The country of Mexico may not be in the top 10 (or even 20) for producing wine, but that doesn’t…

Explore the Wine Region of Queretaro, Mexico
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Explore the Wine Region of Queretaro, Mexico

Queretaro’s landscape and climate might not seem like ideal growing conditions with its summer hail storms, but if you look around the world, some of the best wines come from semi-arid climates and high elevations. Queretaro wineries plant their vineyards between 6200-7000 ft elevation which leads to hot days and cool nights. This drastic swing…

Unique Wineries to Visit Near San Miguel de Allende
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Unique Wineries to Visit Near San Miguel de Allende

San Miguel de Allende has been named the Best Small City in the World in 2017, 2018 and 2020 by Conde Naste Traveler readers, and rightly so. Its location in the heart of wine country probably had something to do it. You can’t beat a combination of colonial architecture, colorful festivals, fine dining and wine…

Travel, Food, and Wine Holiday Deals
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Travel, Food, and Wine Holiday Deals

Do you love to shop during the holidays? Are you the type that enjoys the shopping frenzy in person, or do you prefer to sit on the couch and let your fingers do the clicking? This year, it’s overwhelming how many deals and discounts are being offered. I’ve narrowed down a few online shopping favorites…

Tom’s Test Kitchen Is in Overdrive
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Tom’s Test Kitchen Is in Overdrive

With COVID-19 keeping us isolated in our house except for the occasional trip to the grocery store, Tom has been cooking up a storm! He’s making things from scratch like breads and barbeque sauce, experimenting with fermentation to make flavored vinegars, and creating ethnic fusion dishes for dinner. Disclosure: Links in this post may direct…

Food Tour Through Historic Georgetown, Penang
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Food Tour Through Historic Georgetown, Penang

A fusion of different cultures, the city of Georgetown on the island of Penang is one of the best foodie destinations in the world. Georgetown has been a major port in Southeast Asia for hundreds of years trading goods and spices throughout southeast Asia and the main Asian continent. Descendants of China, Malaysia, India and…

Licor 43 Cheesecake with Mexican Chocolate Ganache
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Licor 43 Cheesecake with Mexican Chocolate Ganache

It’s always fun to see what Tom is making in the kitchen, especially when its desserts. He really isn’t into sweets so its always a special treat to have some sort of sweet dessert in the house. He’s been wanting to make a chocolate covered cheesecake for a few weeks, but not just any old…