Bainbridge Island: Take A Ferry, Drink Some Wine (Video)

Last week, I had the privilege of traveling to Seattle for a work conference. Gabe joined me and we added some days for leisure and reconnecting with some of our Chicago friends, who now live there. Seattle is an impressive city. I had not been in 20+ years, and had a repeat experience of several sunny and mild days, causing one to ponder, "are the locals just exaggerating all this 24/7 rain narrative, to keep the Californians from moving up?" Then it rained. But not too much and it was really rather refreshing, coming from the drought stricken state. Seattle has more than just water to boast. World class restaurants, attractions, shopping, arts, culture, the herb, and my personal favorite, wine. Beautiful wine. With Washington being the second largest premium wine producing state in the U.S., there is much to choose from.

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Lodi to Lebanon, in a glass! (Video)

Last week I had the privilege of attending the Annual Wine Bloggers Conference, hosted in Lodi, California. If you have Lodi even remotely placed in your wine consciousness, you are thinking Zinfandel. Yes, dear. It gets hot there. All the better to ripen the grapes with. But Lodi is doing more than zin and this post is about more than Lodi. It is about the community of bloggers that comes together annually to connect, share ideas and highlight a region. That community of bloggers is diverse and they come from far and away, which brings me to tasting wine from Lebanon.

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