Sonoma County is full of awesome, not so obvious adventures — that don’t cost a high percentage of your Traveling Winemaker salary or any salary for that matter, just some gas in your tank, so you still have some dollars for a beer later. Bring some friends so they can share the fuel. Here are […]
The big T-Day dinner left us full, very full of turkey, stuffing and (non-canned) cranberry sauce. After more than two weeks off of writing and a busy day job schedule, we’ve got some catching up to do! Germany, of any country, has an incredible Christmas culture. Reflecting on the Christmas I spent with Johannes there, […]
If you’ve ever driven north on Route 1 from San Francisco, or west from Sonoma County, you know the beautiful and wild scenery along the drive. Sleepy towns and beachfront houses hiding behind thick California native trees. Gaps in the thick Eucalyptus groves expose glimpses of the Tomales Bay’s glassy water, broken only by a kayak or an aluminum fishing boat.
At 12:01 AM, French time yesterday, Beaujolais Nouveau wines from this year’s vintage are released, just weeks after fermentation is complete. Obviously, there’s a huge party. The most well known event started Wednesday evening and will continue through Sunday in the town of Beaujeu.
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And I promise the cheesy titles playing on the Murray Head song will stop. But seriously, what happened to that guy? Rattanakosin, Bangkok’s Old City, holds some of the city’s deepest history including the Grand Palace, Wat Phra Kaew (the city’s most highly regarded Buddhist temple in Thailand – and is it something!) as well […]
We met up with my cousin about an hour after the sun went down for some Thai beers at a Mexican restaurant and sat on the AstroTurf patio downing beer like it was…well, beer in the hot Bangkok night. We ordered one after another until it was finally time to move on. Johannes got up […]
It was already dark, but still so warm and humid as the lights of Bangkok lit the narrow side streets we walked down, following my cousin and his girlfriend to a restaurant that we probably couldn’t find our way back to for a million bucks. We walked past Thais sitting outside, enjoying some street food, […]
My cousin somehow ended up living in Bankok via Los Angeles, Alabama and Australia. I am sure it’s a long story. But we felt obligated — ok, and very excited — to visit and take advantage of his travel tips on our way back to Germany. Bangkok, AKA Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, sits over the Chao Praya […]
I didn’t forget Brisbane! After a little edit, here is a bit about the east coast Aussie city. Here goes: Brisbane was very reminiscent of Southern California, only with Kangaroos. As the highest populated city in Queensland and the third most in Australia, the city straddles Brisbane River, which empties about 9 miles away at the Moreton Bay. […]
We initially started this blog to document our story, travels and wine adventures, but many followers later, we’ve got a reputation to hold up! *No slackers please* Over the course of the next several posts, we’ll tell a story of how we met, and the one August, at which part our two journeys became one. Undefinable, […]