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Sights, Sounds & Tastes from Italy 2016!

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Last minute ideas are often the best, and that’s the case with our summer getaway to Italy. After weeks of production deadlines for our new TV series, Goodtaste with Tanji, my husband and I decided…

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The ‘Hottest’ Wine Trail in Texas is Off Hwy 290!

Texas is now America’s No. 5 wine-producing state! If you haven’t heard the buzz on the Fredericksburg Wine Road 290 as of late, it’s time to hit the trail. Some of the best wine in Texas is being produced right in our own backyard…

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Choosing the Right Cheese for Wine in Napa

Wine and cheese pairing truly can be an art, but it’s also something easily done in the comfort of home. Sunshine Foods in beautiful St. Helena in Napa does a TON of cheese pairings for local wineries…

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Castello di Velona is a Castle in the Sky

As mentioned in the previous post, my husband and I took a last minute summer vacation to Italy, Tuscany and the Amalfi coast. Our first few days were spent at a spectacular hotel and spa…

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Heart Healthy Steaks Now at this Napa Grocer!

Goodtaste stopped in at a very special family-owned grocery store in St. Helena, Sunshine Foods, to sample the diverse menu of premium quality meats, to include HeartBrand Akaushi…

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Blending for Beginners at the Franciscan Winery!

If you’ve ever wondered what goes into making a wine, the Franciscan Estate & Mount Veder Winery insist that you partake in one of their blending exercises…a process that true wine makers live for!

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Pinot is Prime at Kutch Wines

Ever wonder what it would be like to throw caution to the wind and follow your dreams? Imagine deciding to leave a great paying job and starting over! A couple I know did just that.

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Franciscan Winery Wins Out!

You’re looking at one of the most beautiful heirloom tomato salad presentations I’ve ever seen! Chef Cory Strike of Franciscan Winery in Napa is a true talent in the kitchen.

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Garden to Table at Mondavi

The most incredible garden to table experience in Napa can be found at the historic Robert Mondavi Winery – a forerunner of vino in Napa Valley. Fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, edible flowers…

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