Missouri Road Trip Continues into Lake of the Ozarks

My friend Jaimee and I left the Sheraton Westport Plaza Chalet in the suburbs of St. Louis and headed to Jefferson City, Missouri. We were to meet Deb Hendricks of the Lake of the Ozarks tourism board there to get our itinerary for our adventure on Fun Lake, as they accurately call the area. From Jefferson City it was only a short hour’s ride to the Country Club Hotel and Spa. We were surprised...

Buying Into The Millennial Wine Buyer

A couple of weeks ago I sat on a panel in Saint Helena that explored the Millennial wine buyer. The primary question was how do you reach this growing demographic? My response to the primarily Napa Valley and Sonoma County winery representatives in the room was this: Beware: Millennials are not buying expensive wines. And if you are selling $ 50+ bottles of wine and selling out every year and if your...

Spring out of your daily routine and into wine country!

The weather is warming up, flowers are blooming, Easter candy is filling the shelves in every store, and suddenly we have to move our clocks forward and lose a precious hour of sleep. It can only mean one thing…spring is coming! As much as you may want to crawl back into hibernation and beg for […] Ken’s Wine Guide Blog Including Wine Ratings, Wine Reviews, Red Wines, White Wines, Champagne,...

Checking into Patios de Cafayate Wine Resort & Dinner at Vinas de Cafayate, Argentina

Entrance to Patios de Cafayate Wine Hotel After the splendid tours and tasting of Bodegas Piattelli and San Pedro, I checked in the luxurious Patios de Cafayate Wine Hotel.  This is a spacious old hacienda built of white stucco with a bell tower. The approach is magnificent as you enter a gated vineyard and traverse a long driveway to see the long white resort glowing in the sun and...

Swinging into Fall with Sangria!

Picture from, and recipe adapted from, the blog My Life as a Missus With fall in the air, nothing excites me more then the thought of all the little joys fall has to offer—pumpkin spice, apple cider, oversized sweaters, the changing of autumn leaves, and, of course, delicious red wines. This Sunday I will be hosting a small brunch at my place for about 4​-5​ people and I’m thinking about...

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