Wroclaw’s Polish heritage stretches back a thousand years, with its market center and Christmas market having roots in the 13th … Continue reading Sweet, old-world charm at Wroclaw, Poland’s Christmas Market
A couple of trips to Reykjavik previously, I was able to piece together my first two words in Icelandic. I … Continue reading Bucket list destination: Reykjavik, Iceland’s Humarhusid (The Lobster House)
During the busy holiday season, who has the time or even inclination to make one of those old-fashioned punches? I … Continue reading Easy party drink for the holidays: Bacana Sangria
Did you ever ask your grandma to make some favorite, insanely difficult to create dessert for special occasions? Maybe it … Continue reading One of America’s unsung beverage gems: the ice wines of the Finger Lakes
Sometimes, “the perfect storm” is actually perfect. On my birthday, a storm slammed the East Coast, grounding planes out of … Continue reading Chic drinking, dining in small-town Corning, NY: The Cellar
It’s an undeniable truth that going against the tide — and sometimes, doing the right thing requires just that — … Continue reading Wine, burgers, art and a lesson in fierce perseverance: Finger Lake’s Bully Hill Vineyards
When Pleasant Valley Wine Company was founded in 1860, our country was a very different place. Founded not even “four … Continue reading The heritage of Pleasant Valley Wine Co.: Taylor, Great Western and all of America!