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Cruising the Oxford Canal on a Narrowboat

As a newly baptized lover of canal cruising I will tell you it is the perfect way to de-stress—most of the time. The slowness of the journey (the speed limit is four miles per hour) means the frenetic pace of modern life recedes. Who, after all, has heard of canal rage?

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El Agave Restaurant and Tequileria Sopecitos Surtidos Recipe

El Agave Restaurant and Tequileria is one of my favorite places to go for the really “good stuff.” I get to wear my best beachy casual upscale kind of San Diego coastal wear accompanied by my blingy flip-flops, sit back and be amazed.

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How to find a REALLY good wine class in Southern California

…Wondering how to find a REALLY good wine class in Southern California? Good news. Your ship has just come in…

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Fine wine from the Moravia region of the Czech Republic

Although the Czech Republic is famous for its beers, its premium (yes, premium) wine is the one to keep your eye on. In Moravia, on the country’s east side, the wine industry is gaining more and more attention– and for good reason. Wine lovers who can think outside of the California box will want to make a beeline for southern Moravia…

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Flounder with Lady Pea Succotash and Vidal Blanc

Today’s wine and food pairing celebrates Southern cuisine in Birmingham, Alabama.

If you haven’t been in a while, today Birmingham is a lively hub of cultural and culinary activities and engaging historical sites. It also has beautiful golf courses, year-round events, extraordinary shopping and world-class dining. On a recent three-day trip there, I spent some time finding out what makes this city a destination. It has a little bit of everything to share with tourists….

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