Category Archives: Travel

Boisset Retreat 2016 – C’est Manifique!

Another year, another amazing retreat with my fellow Boisset Collection- Boisset Wine Ambassadors!  We brainstormed, we collaborated, we laughed, and we celebrated one another’s successes. We were dazzled by fantastic speakers- Dan Jensen, Debbie Hoffman, Pointburst, GSATI, and Lori Bush. Our … Continue reading

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Mardi Gras- “Laissez les Bons Temps Rouler!!”

Mardi Gras- a day of partying, parades, indulging in our favorite treats… but what is the history of this crazy, incredible day?  We need to go back in time and into the religious significance to learn the history of this crazy, incredible day. … Continue reading

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Some of My Favorite Wine Finds from My Trip – France 2015

Just a shout out to some of the other wines I had the privilege of tasting during my recent trip to France. I spent time strolling through the wine department at the grocery store, just browsing the small producer, “non … Continue reading

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Wine Region Travel- An Interest Survey Poll

Travel is one of life’s greatest teachers! The architecture, art, culture, cuisine, landscapes, language, people, and of course, the vineyards enrich us and enhance the journey in so many ways. I am taking a poll to see which wine region other people … Continue reading

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Bordeaux- An Iconic Wine Region!

As a “newer” member of the enormous, complex world of wine, gaining knowledge through  hands-on experiences is a great tool. I will be departing in less than 10 days for the truly beautiful, historic, and delicious Bordeaux wine region.  Bordeaux’s … Continue reading

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Northern Illinois Wine Trail

What do Chambourcin, Vignoles, Seyval, Vidal Blanc, Chardonel, and Norton have in common?  They are the 6 most planted grape varietals in Illinois!  The first 5 are “French Hybrids”. The other grape in the top 6, Norton, originates from native … Continue reading

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Back to Business!

What a crazy past few months! Surgery, broken toe, hand injury…has been a weird, difficult time.  So glad to be back in the swing of things. Looking forward to my upcoming trip to France this September and my visits to some … Continue reading

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