wine and travel

Ridgefield’s Koi Pond Cellars making splash in Hollywood, aboard

June 25 marks the two-year anniversary of Koi Pond Cellars’ downtown Ridgefield tasting room and, in that short time, their wines have expanded beyond the reaches of even the Northwest. […]

Wine travels: The Fertile Fraser River Valley

If towns like Abbotsford, Langley and Lulu Island ring any bells, then you’ve probably ventured up Canada way for some winetasting throughout the fertile Fraser River Valley of British Columbia. Celebrating […]

Countdown to Bordeaux: The 2016 Rusty Grape Vineyards river cruise

This time next Saturday (factoring in the nine hour time difference) I’ll be dining with other guests aboard the Viking Forseti as we anticipate a week-long journey along the Garonne […]

Cruise the famed waterways of France with Rusty Grape Vineyards

European travel can seem daunting for folks who haven’t ventured across the big pond but going with friends can ease the apprehension and create lifelong memories. For wine aficionados, vineyard owners […]

Wine travels: Discovering Port along the Douro

Portugal is less traveled than neighboring Spain but, for wine enthusiasts, it affords an exciting pilgrimage—tasting Port in its birthplace. This fortified sweet wine comes in several styles including white, […]

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