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How glorious to spend time away from work and enjoy a beautiful day outside in #arizona to #exploremore!! 3 quick @apple #iphone pics: 2 showing the differences in ranges of rocks in close proximity to each other, and it would not be a real #scottsdale picture gallery without a cactus 🌵. In the 3rd pic, It is not so often you see a cactus in the view alone! Looking forward to another day today of ☀️ and clear skies. #traveltoseemore @ Scottsdale, Arizona

And now to start off the weekend #nature greeted us with a combination of the moon setting along with the sun rising on the mountains. Time to get outside and enjoy the day. Hope you all have a glorious day #exploring wherever you are. #traveltoexplore📷👣

As we feel the world spinning quickly around us and know that the day ahead could be a whirlwind, we reflect on the beauty of #nature around us. This morning as we took a moment to look away from the email streams and social media posts we saw the Moon 🌚 setting behind the mountains ⛰ in this beautiful #Arizona setting. Within the hour just looking away from the work in front of us we saw the sunrise 🌅 beaming against those mountains. We hope that you will find some time today to take a deep breath and find some natural beauty around you. #travelfornature

Thanks to #inspiration from Master #Sommelier James Tidwell @winejames, we are trying to drink more #tea, take deep breaths, and soak up the beauty of #nature around us as we #travel. One of our favorite teas found on @amazon is @whidbeytea. We are enjoying spiced rooibos tea as we soak up the #Arizona mountain 🏔 views against the blue skies.

Thanks @pascalinelepeltier for this concise and well-articulated summary of a most time-sensitive and important issue. Go to Pascaline’s IG to also see links to our friends @rayisle @rajatparr @rarewineco @antoniogalloni and many more who have also written about this. If you have not taken action as of yet, you have time today. #sommchat

And now we have officially rung in the #newyear - thanks @junerodil @goodworkjerk and @markdevinsayre for driving from #Houston to celebrate 🎉 life together with us and @mollyaustad. So happy for an #austin sunset 🌅 to start the night off in style. To see some of the #wine and #food pairings stay tuned to the feed.

Wishing you all a most fabulous #Newyear 🌅🌅. Since we couldn’t be @slanteddoor in #sanfrancisco Keeper #chef created a recipe from the #restaurant “Caramelized Black Pepper Chicken”. It paired perfectly with this #Sake from @genjisake and @mutualtrading #ryujin #junmaidaiginjo #dragongod #wantmore #sommchat

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To drink the #wines of a #winery with the #winemakers and eat #food prepared by the #chefs for the #wine is so lovely and tonight with @gdangerville & @rajatparr provided us with added knowledge not to mention just pure pleasure thanks to all who made this happen in #austintexas #sommchat

Love when we #travel and find a bar that makes their #cocktails with @taittingerusa #champagne if you find yourself in #Frankfurt #germany🇩🇪 check out John F Kennedy Bar @villakennedy1901 and ask for the JFK 🍾#cocktail #sommchat

Thanks to @vomboden for another chance to learn about #German #wine and this time we had the pleasure to learn about @julian.haart #wines. Nadine Haart is a wealth of knowledge and shared much about the intensity with which she and Julian approach their #winemaking and attention to every detail in the vineyards and in the cellar. This is a small estate of 5 HA so keep your eyes searching to find these #wines if possible. #sommchat

When you drive after an early dinner towards your room on the #Mosel river in #bernkastelkues #travels to #germany🇩🇪 #wine region become magical. You feel as if time has stopped and you are floating in total peace over the water and through the mountains 🏔.

What a delightful afternoon for some #wine education @j._b._becker in the #Rheingau thanks to @vomboden we got to see #vineyard management, a cellar visit, and of course taste the wines. We can’t wait to try the #trocken #wines with #japanese dishes as was recommended. #Sommchat

For all those #Sommeliers that are studying and those #wine enthusiasts that just love trivia - here we go with a clue from #heidelberg #germany🇩🇪 : Q. Where is the largest wooden wine Barrel ever to be made, when was it built, and what is its capacity? A. In the cellar of @heidelberg_castle , there stands a large wooden barrel with a capacity of 220,000 liters (58,000 gallons) which was built in 1751. This was built by the King and put in the kitchen of the castle to entertain and impress his guests. The only problem: It leaked! Well at least it shows the presence of the wine culture in the area in that time period. #sommchat #travelforwine

Important lesson learned in southern #Corsica while at lunch @hotelgoeland in #portovecchio: don’t worry if the sky is overcast and it is raining like in the pic in the upper left hand corner because in Southern Corsica 5 minutes later your view will change and the sun ☀️ will shine and the #mediterraneansea water will be clear and blue again like in the other 3 pictures #travelislife

In Old Town #bonifacio #corsica you can find a family restaurant called Stella D’Oro “Chez Jules” established in 1965. Upper left hand pic is a local dish called Aubergines Bonifacienne by some. It is a very traditional dish and this one has now become our ‘best ever’ Eggplant Parmesan which paired beautifully with Canerelli Rose. The bottom left is a fresh local area John Dory fish with olive oil, lemon butter parsley sauce along with sides of potatoes tomatoes and onions. What a lovely lunch in the old town. #sommchat

What is the first thing you should do after #flying into the #Ajaccio airport in #Corsica??? Find the closest seaside restaurant (la table du marche at hotel les Mouettes was a good choice) with the table closest to the water and order a bottle of Clos Canarelli Blanc - #lifeisgood❤️ thanks @ianmccaff @rootstockwinesatx and @lylerailsback @kermitlynchwine for introducing us to this #winery. Stay tuned to learn more about these #wines when we visit and taste their this coming week. #sommchat

What a lovely surprise to have some #burgundy tastings with @yannickbenjamin and @heiditurzyn and then to share a magnum of @domaine_michel_lafarge Rose 2017 in #Bouilland with the @beckywasserman.co team. From the first tasting together @benjaminlerouxwines to dinner last night each moment was a treat. Also a shout out to @elizabeth.gabaymw on the rose for her book! #Sommchat

Always great to see @nico_rossignol while in #burgundy to hear about all he is doing in the vineyard and cellar to make his #burgundy #wines. #Sommchat #domainenicolasrossignol

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