West of Athens is the Corinthian Gulf; a huge body of water that has seen warships and merchants ply it’s waters for centuries. The gulf is simply beautiful with plenty to offer from it’s beaches to the mountains and verdant forests. Ringed by small to mid-size villages and cities, and known as the Corinthian Riviera, this is the Greece that’s missed by most visitors. You owe it to yourself to do some exploring. I would recommend a rental car so you can do the entire Gulf. It’s about a 1 hour drive from Athens to Loutraki our starting point. I’ve made a list of my favorite places to visit for off-the -beaten-path discoveries. Keep in mind this is an overview, as I only had at most 24 hours at each municipality. So no spoiler alerts here, you get to dig […]
The Island of Kauai is often thought of as extremely wet. True it does have one of the wettest spots on earth called Mt. Waialeale, receiving over 400 inches a year, but that is not the entire truth of Kauai.
Almost round in shape, Kauai has distinct weather variations on this 522 square mile island. The famous Poipu area is to the South and has glorious beach days most of the year. Kekaha, once a thriving sugar cane town and mill has very hot, dry weather. It is generally inhabited by locals as there are no support services, not even a gas station. Lihue, Wailua and Kapaa to the east side are where most of the population live and gets onshore winds in the afternoon and the further you go inland, you will find rain and the famous, navigable, Wailua […]
TeSóAria first came on my radar as a tasting room in North Portland, Oregon serving a vegan menu on Thursdays to pair with their wine. Not a traditional tasting room, they have a talented and versatile chef, Max Germano who also bakes breads.
Culinary travel is and has been very important for many travelers who want to experience every facet of foreign cultures. Local food and drink is the connection that every traveler can relate to, it brings us closer together as people in ways that just observing can’t accomplish.
Celebrating our Spanish roots, we gave the Bloody Mary a sleek makeover for summer with our La Tomatina Cocktail. […]
Few things shout out the coming of summer quite like the arrival of watermelon at your local supermarket. Refreshing and delicious, it’s the perfect fruit to eat by the pool and why not try experimenting with in your cocktails. Cool down this summer by the pool with Freixenet’s Sweet Sparkling Watermelon, featuring Freixenet Sweet Cuvée Cava.
1 bottle of Freixenet Sweet Cuvée Cava
Cut 1/4th off the top off a seedless watermelon. Scoop out the fruit and purée. Put 2 tbsp in a wine glass, and top off with Freixenet Sweet Cuvée Cava. Pour the remaining purée back in the hollow watermelon to enjoy throughout the day.
Text recipe and images courtesy Freixenet.
If you love sparkling wine from the Catalonia region of Spain, you are in luck. Freixenet has given us a sneak preview of their newest Summer cocktail recipes. Not just for holidays, Cava is a refreshing way to make any occasion special. […]
May and June signal the start of summer in the Pacific Northwest. It also is the time when the Copper River Salmon begin their run in their namesake river. […]