Saturday Sun & Bourgogne

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After a long week with more work than sleep, there is nothing better than finally getting to enjoy a relaxed Saturday afternoon on a sunny terrace with a gorgeous bottle of Bourgogne. This lovely little red from one of my favorite regions in France, Beaune, is a perfect fruit forward wine, (not too intense for mid-day) […]

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A Toast To A Life Well Lived

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Last week I lost my “adopted” grandmother. Her passing was not a surprise as the amazing woman had managed to live to nearly 96 years old without most of the ills that typically degrade the enjoyment of life in our later years, but the loss was nonetheless painful. Even in her final months she was […]

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Bella Italia: Life is sweet and I shall taste it all

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The human mind is incredibly adaptable, which has been a key component of our success as a species, but that adaptability has a downside in that after a time, we can get accustomed to most anything, be it heaven or hell.  I am incredibly blessed to live in two of the most gorgeous places on […]

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Chateau Latour a Pomerol 1994

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Another day suffering through work and life on the Italian Riviera and somehow managed to endure another epic sunset.  I think nature did its very best when creating this part of the world.  Nearly every morning I awake to a sunrise that takes my breath away.  Alright, alright… that is when I manage to get […]

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Frost, Snow, Bordeaux!

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After a chilly day of frost and snow in which I managed to walk into entirely too many door jams, (I swear they moved), tripped over nearly every rug in my home, (did they get fluffier over the weekend?) and for some reason decided the refrigerator was the best place to leave my iPhone… By […]

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