Bud Break in Napa Valley

Napa Valley Grapegrowers have announced that bud break has begun in Napa Valley, marking the beginning of the wine grapegrowing season. Buds on Chardonnay in the Carneros AVA are swelling and bursting. These are the first signs of bud break. In the weeks to come, when the weather gets consistently warmer, the sap will startContinue reading “Bud Break in Napa Valley”

Simple Quick Pasta – Olives, Garlic, Tomato and Chicken

This is such a simple and tasty recipe. Ingredients: 2 cloves minced garlic, Olive Oil, Tomatoes – fresh or canned, pitted calamata olives, 2 grilled or roasted chicken breast, pasta of your choice, Italian seasonings, and parmasan cheese Steps:  (20-30 min meal)  I take a couple cloves of minced garlic, with olive oil (you canContinue reading “Simple Quick Pasta – Olives, Garlic, Tomato and Chicken”

I strive for my life to be like a decadent glass of fine wine!

A life that is as decadent as a glass of fine wine……….. Fragrant Bouquet – A life that imitates the sacrifice of Jesus through living a life of love…. Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children, and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for usContinue reading “I strive for my life to be like a decadent glass of fine wine!”

Wine tasting in the Barbaresco region of Italy

To us an enjoyable vacation in Italy always includes wine tasting in one of their many beautiful regions.  During our last vacation in Italy’s Piedmont region we focused on tasting in the villages of the Barbaresco region.  The name of the region is derived from the official wine classification region of the Barbaresco wines, madeContinue reading “Wine tasting in the Barbaresco region of Italy”

Vacationing in Italy’s Barolo wine region

There is something exciting, something romantic, about vacationing in Italy.  If you tell someone you are headed to Italy for vacation, you usually get a very enthusiastic response.  “Oh, I love Italy!”, “Can I come along?”  It is a desirable destination for vacation.  For us it is usually a vacation to a wine region ofContinue reading “Vacationing in Italy’s Barolo wine region”