Island Eats – Kerrera, Scotland

Food was a major highlight of our first month. Our host Martin was an unbelievable chef and he made sure we tried a wide variety of cuisines during our stay. Part of the fun was acting as sous chef while assisting with the morning and evening prep. Working in a Tea Garden we had access…

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…

Oban Day Trip – Oban, Scotland

The ferry schedule makes it difficult to get to and from the mainland so we try to use our days off to get to the local city of Oban. We have done some of our own research and received some recommendations about the highlights of the town. Here is how we have spent our days…

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…

Itinerary – Glasgow/Loch Lomond addition

Photo from History.com We haven’t even left yet and we’re already changing the plan. Such is life. We wanted to transition down to Glasgow from Oban to visit Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park. I am thrilled to experience such a beautiful national park. Just a quick 50 minute train from Glasgow to spend…

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…

Dessert Wine Tasting

UnCorked Dessert Wine Tasting – Hosted by Heritage Wine Cellars Dessert Wine Tasting Miles Madeira “Rainwater” Medium Dry NV Miles Madeira comes to us from the island of Madeira in Portugal. Rainwater refers to the style of Madeira which tends to be lighter, crisper, and dried than other Madeiras. It was aged in American oak…

Itinerary

I wish I was the type of person to just book a plane ticket and go. Find my path along the way, jump on trains, sleep in hostels…. but I need a plan. Over a year ago we with started with the idea of traveling the world and expanding our wine knowledge. We threw dozens…