It may seem a bit lame, but I enjoy going to the wine store for no other reason than to admire all the wines from around the world that line the shelves-California, Spain, South Africa, Chile, New Zealand. Although I’ve sampled cognac in France, Jameson Whiskey and Guinness beer in Ireland, sherry in Spain, I’ve only ever toured one vineyard and that happened just recently (the Biltmore Winery in Asheville, North Carolina). It’s probably due to the fact that unlike breweries, vineyards are generally located more in the countryside and while I’ve globe trotted around the world, I’ve for the most part always stuck with the mega metropolises. But that doesn’t mean I don’t hope to visit the
Simonsig Vineyard in Stellenbosch, South Africa
Image courtesy of allvineyards.com
or the Achaval-Ferrer vineyard in Mendoza, Argentina. Aren’t the Andes utterly striking?
But for now my recent purchases from the local wine store:
Julie is a librarian by day, die-hard travel fanatic and writer by night. When she’s not traveling, she’s either testing out a new recipe or being a foodie in Pittsburgh. If you're interested in seeing where she travels to or what she makes next, follow along via the links below!