Five Tips for Planning a Cruise

The experts will tell you whether you are planning you first your hundredth cruise there are some tip that make the whole trip the experience of a lifetime. Tip #1. Use a certified CLA Travel Agent to help you choses the correct itinerary and the ship that best suits your needs.   Think about where you

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Ocean Aged wine?

Josie Ensor writing for the The Telegraph published an article on 26 December 2014 about  vineyard owner Jim Dyke who runs Mira Winery in Napa Valley, California deciding to test aging wine under the sea after reading about champagne being recovered from a 19th century shipwreck selling for thousands of British Pounds at auction.   Let

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Middle Sister Merlot

This wine is a blend of Merlot and malbec grapes. The aroma of vanilla and raspberries are the first things you notice about the wine as you swirl it in the glass. As for the taste this blended Merlot starts with fresh berries, raspberries and strawberries. Those lead into a finish of coco crossing the

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Gnarly Head Authentic Red 2012

Gnarly Head Authentic Red is a blended red wine with zinfandel, Syrah and merlot grapes and a simple splash of malbec. The main thrust of this blended wine is black cherry with raspberry playing a major supporting role. These bold flavors are backed up by layers of spices like vanilla and sage. This is a

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Monkey Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2014

This wine is sweet.  The aroma has loads of tropical fruits .  The fragrances of grapefruit, pineapple, kiwi and a hint of newly mowed grass are the first indication of just how sweet Monkey Bay is. This Sauvignon Blanc is very crisp, but I would not call it clean.  The wine has all of the

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Mark West Pinot Noir 2012

This is a dry red with aroma and flavors of black and red cherry. Complex hints of spices and oak are apparent deep in this Pinot Noir. This is a very approachable and drinkable wine that will pair well with all manner of dishes from Cheeseburgers and grilled salmon to a turkey dinner with all

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Noble Vines 242 2013 Sauvignon Blanc

This is a nice crisp, clean and Sauvignon Blanc.  Presenting fruity aromas of peach, melon, lemon grass give this mid palate wine a bright acidity.  Hints of lemon and passion fruit with a touch of guava give this  medium bodied Sauvignon Blanc it’s crisp taste and clean mouth feel. This wine would pair well with

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