Perspectives from The Canyons

Feeling small among the grandiose canyons of southern Utah...

Backpacking, Blind Tasting and Stuffed Squash Blossoms

I recently returned home from a 4 day backpacking trip with my husband and our dog in the spectacular Weminuche Wilderness. It was just enough time to get into our groove and become accustomed to hiking with heavy packs and dial in our daily camp tasks. As we filtered water...

Viognier Tasting Video with Tracy The Traveling Somm

It’s February in Colorado. Have I mentioned that I am a summer girl? Although it’s been quite balmy for this time of year, it’s nonetheless wintertime, which means layers upon layers of clothes and red wine to ease the discomfort…or does it? My go-to beverage on chilly winter nights tends...

Viognier Tasting Video with Tracy The Traveling Somm

It’s February in Colorado. Have I mentioned that I am a summer girl? Although it’s been quite balmy for this time of year, it’s nonetheless wintertime, which means layers upon layers of clothes and red wine to ease the discomfort…or does it? My go-to beverage on chilly winter nights tends...
Guided Wine Tasting Meditation

Guided Wine Tasting Meditation

YES, you can have your wine and meditate too! Follow this guided wine tasting meditation to become a better taster and gain the benefits of mindful meditation.
A Taste of Puglia with “Little Ear” Pasta and Affordable Wine

A Taste of Puglia with “Little Ear” Pasta and Affordable Wine

A look back at a bicycle tour in Puglia and bringing back those sunny, carefree experiences with a classic dish and typical wines from the region.
‘Tis the Season for Barolo

‘Tis the Season for Barolo

For me, the holidays are the best time for slow cooked meals, good company and powerful red wines. The combination of cold temperatures, short days and the spirit of celebration creates the desire to be cozy inside with people you love. It’s the perfect occasion to make a delicious roast...
Eroica: Vintage Bikes, Wool Jerseys & Wine

Eroica: Vintage Bikes, Wool Jerseys & Wine

Every October in Tuscany, something extraordinary happens: people are taken back in time to the glory days of cycling – the days before doping, computers and high-tech  components could put one ahead of the rest; The days when bicycles were made of steel and wool jerseys were the norm. In...
Living the Dream in a Relais & Chateaux in Tuscany 

Living the Dream in a Relais & Chateaux in Tuscany 

My first year as an International Active Tour Guide took me to a place where I had only dreamed of living: Tuscany! It seemed too good to be true: My company was paying me to go the land of vineyards, cypress trees and medieval villages where little ristorantes cook up fresh pasta...
Grape Pickin’ in Piedmont 

Grape Pickin’ in Piedmont 

Participating in the dolcetto grape harvest in the heart of Piedmont
Backpacking, Blind Tasting and Stuffed Squash Blossoms

Backpacking, Blind Tasting and Stuffed Squash Blossoms

I recently returned home from a 4 day backpacking trip with my husband and our dog in the spectacular Weminuche Wilderness. It was just enough time to get into our groove and become accustomed to hiking with heavy packs and dial in our daily camp tasks. As we filtered water...
Sauvignon Blanc Dances with Zesty Summer Spreads

Sauvignon Blanc Dances with Zesty Summer Spreads

Find out why Sauvignon Blanc is a great summer wine to pair with summer food