New York’s Winter Jazz Festival

To be sure, as travel partner, I’ve had the pleasure of organizing trips around the world to attend some of the best jazz festivals, truly a privilege and a whole lot of fun, but having at one’s doorstep world-class musicians performing at the Winter Jazz Fest in the heart of New York City’s WestContinue reading “New York’s Winter Jazz Festival”

The Amazing Sights and Sounds of the 2015 Havana Jazz Festival Tour

Since its founding on January 1, 2002, Shop Wine and Dine has been known for offering the most exclusive and exceptional food and wine focused travel experiences. However, equally important, Shop Wine and Dine, has also garnered a reputation for similarly exceptional tours focusing on world-renowned jazz festivals which over the years have taken usContinue reading “The Amazing Sights and Sounds of the 2015 Havana Jazz Festival Tour”

“Beyond Proposition 37 Part Two and Our Right for Truth in Labeling”

Having survived hurricane Sandy, the madness of the holiday season and simply and gratefully, just a lot of work, I am finally able to post my second piece about my  experiences and thoughts following my attendance at Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre last October. As mentioned in my previous blog-post, my main focus duringContinue reading ““Beyond Proposition 37 Part Two and Our Right for Truth in Labeling””

Thoughts on Terra Madre and Salone del Gusto 2012, Beyond Prop 37

I had the great privilege of attending Slow Food’s Terra Madre and Salone del Gusto, held in Torino from Oct.25-29, 2012. For those who are not familiar with the organization and the world-wide convention that is held in that magnificent city bi-annually, please click here- Terra Madre For me, going to Torino is going home,Continue reading “Thoughts on Terra Madre and Salone del Gusto 2012, Beyond Prop 37”

Maria Teresa Mascarello

Eccomi finalmente*, begging forgiveness for this long hiatus between postings. Over the last spring and summer I had planned to travel to Piemonte in April and May but thanks to the volcano eruption in Iceland last April that prevented 10 out of a group of 14 from reaching Piemonte, I actually had to travel thereContinue reading “Maria Teresa Mascarello”

The Amazing Bruna Grimaldi

Salve* everybody! I could not have picked a better way to start our second blog posting than to announce the winner of the fantastic prize that Shop Wine and Dine was proud to offer to all participants at the Divinale-Women in Wine Week events which concluded last week at City Winery. The prize which includesContinue reading “The Amazing Bruna Grimaldi”

Welcome to Shop Wine and Dine Wine Travels blog!

I have been very patient over the last year or so, something that is not very easy for me to do, wondering when the right time might be to launch the Shop Wine and Dine Wine Travels blog. Certainly our tours featuring some of the top wine makers in Italy, indeed the world, have givenContinue reading “Welcome to Shop Wine and Dine Wine Travels blog!”