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The San Sebastián Chronicles

J.C. Reid in San Sebastian, Spain It all started in October 2012 when my wife Tamara and I visited friends at a vacation house near Ventorros de San José outside of Granada, Spain. We decided that we’d spend a few … Continue reading

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Saint-Émilion, France: An Oenophile’s Playground

Vineyards in Saint-Emilion France What I most remember about our visit to Saint-Emilion France is how cold and bright it was. We were there in late January when the ubiquitous grape vines join with tourist hotels and curio shops in … Continue reading

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COF2012 – Friuli Colli Orientali Map

View Friuli Colli Orientali 2012 in a larger map Here’s a map I made of the COF2012 project. I’m a big fan of putting my adventures into a geographical context, and Google Maps offers the perfect platform for that. We … Continue reading

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A Few of My Favorite Things in Friuli – Part 2

I just returned from Italy and I’m still processing all the wines, foods, conversations and experiences that flowed from the COF2012 project. In a previous post, I cataloged my most memorable experiences in the first half of our trip. And … Continue reading

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Retsina: Greek Wine of Flavor and History

Kourtaki retsina One of the great pleasures of traveling is the ability to literally walk in the footsteps of ancient peoples. For me, a favorite destination is the Acropolis in Athens, Greece, where you can climb through the Propylaea (gate) … Continue reading

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