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Wine: Decant Yourself at Ram's Gate Winery

Ram’s Gate Winery is an elite escape from the bustling demands of everyday life. Entering the property is like pressing the “pause” button to simply enjoy the moment. From atop a peaceful hill that marks the gateway to Sonoma Valley; watch and laugh as the rest of the world drives by in a hurry to get wherever they are going, and take comfort in the assured notion that Ram’s...

Featured: One of the top 3 U.S.Cities for Foodies...Vegas?

I recently came across this article about some of the best U.S. Cities for “Foodies” and was surprised (almost shocked) to see Las Vegas included in the Top 3. I have to confess, in all of my travels, Las Vegas has never even been on the “bucket list.” I have nothing against the city, I just don’t gamble.  I don’t find it entertaining to play slots or black jack,...

Cultural Spotlight: Peru: An Emerging Power House of Gastronomy

  At last year’s World Travel Awards held in Delhi, Peru won the coveted prize of “Best Culinary Destination 2012,” beating off strong competition from contenders like France, Italy, China, Thailand and Japan. Peruvian cuisine is now widely recognized as one of the leading gastronomic countries in South America, and is now advancing rapidly on the international scene. The capital – Lima...

Food: The Foodie's Guide to Berlin

Home to more than 6500 restaurants, 2800 food stands, and too many delis to count, Germany’s capital is dense with gastronomic delight. But don’t be fooled by the abundance of delicatessens - whose etymology evokes delicacy - because there is nothing dainty about Berlin’s food scene. Rather, the city is known for its wealth of hearty (if not always healthy), meat-heavy, mouthwatering dishes....

Food Stories: Product Review - An Extraordinary Olive Oil...from New Zealand

  In recent months, I had the pleasure of visiting an indoor farmer’s market. This was before the weather warmed up, when snow boots, gloves and hats were required just to step outside. As the winter lingered on, I found myself in grave need of a trip to the market. I am grateful that we have a local indoor farmer’s market in my town that promotes local artisans, farmers, co-ops and...

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