I want to research the Texas Hill Country wine and share with you my analysis. I have a list of over 50 wineries here in the Hill Country of central Texas that I plan to explore and do some wine tasting. Grapes that grow well and wine that is made in this climate include the Merlot grape, the Blanc du Bois, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Cynthiana, Gewurztraminer, and Lenoir.
Oh book club I love it
Especially the wine
My mother says read the book
But I have no time
Too many duties
And too little time
But great friends, food and wine
Keeps the conversation prime
A road trip through the heart land. Interstate highway 35 originates in Laredo, Texas and heads north until it reaches the shores of the great lake Superior in Duluth, Minnesota. Our road trip on 35 kicked off just north of San Antonio, remember the Alamo!
By the way, if you ever visit San Antonio, remember to visit the Alamo where you can see the re-enactment at the barracks. Never Surrender or Retreat: The Immortal Words of William Barret Travis. San Antonio is celebrating its tricentennial in 2018, 300 years of history celebrated throughout the city.
Back to our road trip, this little Honda is carrying myself and my daughter, Frances, to commemorate prior trips made before she could contribute to the drive. Frances is now an adult woman and fully capable of sharing the ride. She is a recent graduate of Texas A&M University and will be attending the A&M Law School in Fort Worth, TX next school year, so not quite contributing to society... but watch out world once she is i…
Cabernet Sauvignon is considered the King of all grapes. That is why I decided to start this series "All about the grape" with a Cabernet Sauvignon. The cab as it is referred to was first cultivated in Bordeaux, France where they produce some of the most expensive wines in the world. Because it is so versatile cabernet is now grown all over the world. It is the most widely planted red grape and parallels sales to Merlot. California is second to France for producing most of the worlds wine. They came to fame in a world tasting competition held in 1970 and they won.
Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are grown in the region of Bordeaux, France; Tuscany, Italy; Santa Cruz Mountains, Napa Valley, Sonoma Country in California; Australia; and Stellenbosch South Africa. Cabernet Sauvignon started its history with Italy in the Piedmont region. The Italian wines first produced in 1820 were regarded suspiciously, like the new villager, a foreign inf…
We came back from an amazing trip to Italy and we converted to Peroni Italian beer. Luckily, our local grocer carried the imported beer. HEB is amazing and anyone not living in South Texas is really missing out, I may be a bit of a local patriot, so I'm sure you have your own fav. The Peroni Brewery was founded in Vigevano in Lombardy, Italy, in 1846. It has been based in Rome since 1864. And Rome is where we started on our once in a life time trip. I have traveled a fair amount, but Italy is my favorite thus far.
For a country with so much history, it has only been a country for a short time. In 2011 it celebrated 150 years. It is often part of an identity that is as regional as it is national. As for Rome, it once ruled the Western World. It is important to remember that Rome is not just a place of the past, but one that lives and breathes and buzzes with Vespas in the here and now.
In the hot summer months, small shops, restaurants and bars close anywhere between two weeks to …