London oh London!

How I love to visit London....as I would say to myself. The rainy and overcast weather is always overpowered by the kind and friendly people of this city. For example,…

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Tulips are here!

Riding by road-bike from Wassenaar to Noord Wijker Hout, I was witnessed amazing fields of color. TULIPS are growing, maybe a little late this year! Looking at the photo I…

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Puerto Rico!

San Juan Puerto Rico Such a wonderful island and beautiful people. This is La Fortaleza and San Juan National Historic Site built between the 16th and 20th centuries to protect the city and…

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La Rioja and Rioja Wine of Spain

The Middle Ages had pilgrims who traveled on the Route of St. James or El Camino de Santiago experienced Rioja wines. The eighteenth century laid the foundation and expanded the…

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Wine and Food

People react differently to smells, tastes, and sensitivities to smells and tastes of wines and foods. Six different tastes are present while eating various foods: sweet, umami (savory), acid, salt, bitter,…

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Evaluate, Select, and Recommend Wines

By looking, smelling, tasting, and drawing a conclusion about wines we drink we can better evaluate, select, and recommend wines. Discovering the balance, finish, intensity, complexity, and expressiveness of wines…

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Tasting Wine

I always take several actions when sipping on a nice glass of wine paired with a good meal. It is funny really and like that of a tennis player bouncing…

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Germany Christmas

All is good in Germany when it comes to celebrating Christmas. We recently traveled to Munich and drove to several Christmas markets. Our favorite was Nuremberg. In Nurrmberg we stayed…

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