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Grape Destinations: Why Blend Wine?
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Grape Destinations: Why Blend Wine?

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 14, 2019

On a very special edition of Grape Destinations, we learn the ins and outs of wine blending from an industry professional.  It really is an art. Using…

Grape Destinations: The Wines of Nova Scotia
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Grape Destinations: The Wines of Nova Scotia

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 20, 2018

This year my husband and I had the pleasure of traveling to the Northern Atlantic coast to visit the Canadian maritime province of Nova Scotia.  One thing…

Grape Destinations: What is Port Wine?
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Grape Destinations: What is Port Wine?

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 30, 2018

Port, when used in the context of a cruise ship, usually refers to the left side of the vessel. However, when in the dining room of that…

Grape Destinations: A Wine Glass Tutorial
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Grape Destinations: A Wine Glass Tutorial

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 23, 2018

The best (or maybe worst) part about living in our modern age is the sheer number of choices we have. For wine drinkers, not only are there…

Grape Destinations: What Does a Wine Decanter Do?
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Grape Destinations: What Does a Wine Decanter Do?

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 9, 2018

It’s probably hidden in a box somewhere in the attic or basement collecting dust with all your other wedding gifts, but a wine decanter is one of…

Grape Destinations: Getting Lost in Florence
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Grape Destinations: Getting Lost in Florence

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 19, 2018

Bubbles come in handy when you are fashionably late. That was a great lesson learned on a trip I recently took to Tuscany. You and your travel…

Grape Destinations: A View From The Top (Of a Fermentation Tank)
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Grape Destinations: A View From The Top (Of a Fermentation Tank)

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 12, 2018

Being in the wine business certainly has its perks. One such perk, “Harvest intern” for a week in beautiful Napa Valley, California. In late September 2016, for…

Grape Destinations: Rosé Wine by the Pool
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Grape Destinations: Rosé Wine by the Pool

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 5, 2018

The perfect weekend came just in time for a break. Sounds familiar? Of course it does, specially when you have a place near the sea in mind.…

Grape Destinations: Seize the Wine!
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Grape Destinations: Seize the Wine!

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 28, 2018

There is a quaint wine bar and restaurant called Carpe Diem in downtown Napa Valley. It serves ostrich burgers and house made burrata that makes me salivate…

Grape Destinations: Here’s to Your Health!
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Grape Destinations: Here’s to Your Health!

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 21, 2018

Pouring a glass of wine for enjoyment or opening a nice bottle with dinner also appears to have some health benefits beyond strictly the pleasure. Moderate consumption…

Grape Destinations: The Best of Tasmanian Wine Culture
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Grape Destinations: The Best of Tasmanian Wine Culture

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 14, 2018

What started as a novelty experience 10 years ago has morphed into an annual wine tasting event I cannot miss.  And nor should any serious wine lover.…

Grape Destinations: Scent, Memory and Great Wine
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Grape Destinations: Scent, Memory and Great Wine

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 7, 2018

Now I know why. Opening the large, heavy wooden door to the cellar always holds something deeply comforting for me. I will be engulfed in this wonderfully…

Grape Destinations: Impressing a Date on a Wine Cruise
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Grape Destinations: Impressing a Date on a Wine Cruise

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 31, 2018

There is nothing quite as exciting as a European river cruise where passengers get to see beautiful vineyards and  taste a range of gorgeous wines but for men who…

Grape Destinations: A Sherry Love Affair
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Grape Destinations: A Sherry Love Affair

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 24, 2018

It all started after parking the car under one of the orange trees in the historical city center of Jerez de la Frontera, in southwestern Spain. I’ve…

Grape Destinations: Park, Stay, and Wine Taste in Sonoma Plaza
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Grape Destinations: Park, Stay, and Wine Taste in Sonoma Plaza

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 10, 2018

Napa may have been the first California wine region to gain international recognition, but the first California grapes came from Sonoma County. In the 1820s, Franciscan monks…

Grape Destinations: From Burgundy to California;  My Adventure with Wine
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Grape Destinations: From Burgundy to California; My Adventure with Wine

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 4, 2018

When I was a kid, my father began an interest in wine, particularly French Bordeaux, Burgundy and California cabernets.  I can remember coming home from school and…

Grape Destinations: Walking around La Guardia
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Grape Destinations: Walking around La Guardia

Porthole Cruise - March 6, 2018

There are places that, frankly, you have to go back to. That happened to me in La Guardia – known in the local dialect, gallego, as “A…