Three Weeks on a Bordeaux Vineyard

We arrived at the vineyard three weeks ago with only the knowledge that we would be assisting where needed in the vines and the cellar. Château Brandeau produces natural wine and though this is a loose term in the realm of wine classification, it is taken very seriously to keep winemaking as natural and eco…

A Day Trip to Champagne – Paris, France

While in Paris we were thrilled to take a day trip to Champagne. We looked up many preset tours of champagne houses with transit and scheduled tastings included, but frankly that’s just not our style and many of them seem greatly overpriced. So instead, we set out to make our own tour de Champagne and…

Wildlife – Kerrera, Scotland

Over the past couple of weeks we have encountered an assortment of wildlife. These are only our interactions and we will need to do a bit more research (definitely not entirely accurate). We will start with the most popular and end with the animals too elusive to be photographed. Sheep Thousands of sheep, sheep when…

Island Lap – Kerrera, Scotland

Two weeks into our stay, it was finally our chance to take the full trip around the island. We were told that it is a 4-hour hike, so we were excited to see it for ourselves. The image above is a map that is posted at at the ferry dock for incoming travelers. We were…

First Impressions – Kerrera, Scotland

We boarded the ferry after a 10 minute taxi from Oban. We received prior directions that we could throw our bags in the ferry house and take the 45 minute hike to the Kerrera Tea Garden and our future cabin. The last ferry from Oban to the island is at 6:00PM, so we need to…

Spring is in the air and that means Rosé season is upon us

Rosé is a beloved spring and summer beverage. Let’s talk rosé and how to order like an expert, just in time for warm weather. Let’s start with the basics. There are three methods when making Rosé -Maceration., Saignee, and Blending. Maceration Method is a rosé made from red grapes with minimal skin contact. All grape…

Travel Abroad in Europe APPS

In just a little over two weeks we leave for Europe and planning is well underway. This is going to be a before and after post as I have not used these apps abroad…yet. I have downloaded and navigated my way through these apps in hopes of making my day to day slightly more efficient….