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  • Something’s Brewing in Denver

    Something’s Brewing in Denver

    Something’s Brewing in Denver and I got to experience it first hand! Denver was one of the first cities in the United States where craft beer really caught on. I was treated to a guided Denver Microbrewery Tour in Denver’s historic LoDo and RiNo Art Districts where we visited several breweries, sampled lots of beer, and learned all about the beer making process.

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  • 5 Vienna Restaurants to Complement Your Winter Vacation

    5 Vienna Restaurants to Complement Your Winter Vacation

    When you think of Austria, you may think of the stunning peaks of the Alps and the cozy towns and cities around them; here, you find hearty meals accompanied by delicate pastries. There’s top-quality wine, beer and abundant good company. The good news is that you’ll find all of this and more in Vienna’s best restaurants. Winter is the ideal time to enjoy the best that Austrian cuisine has to offer. With that in mind, here are our picks for […]

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  • Judging a Wine by its Label #WineWednesday

    Judging a Wine by its Label #WineWednesday

    Judging a wine by it’s label is generally not a good idea. I’ve tasted great wines with mundane looking labels and I’ve tasted mundane wines with great looking labels. To me, the world is a better place when the wine label gets it right. Such is the case with Apothic Red. It’s gothic looking crimson and black label allude to the plush velvety flavors this full bodied red blend of Zinfandel, Merlot, and Syrah. I found it to have an […]

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  • Planes, Trains, and Wienermobiles: travel by land, sea, and air

    Planes, Trains, and Wienermobiles: travel by land, sea, and air

    While sifting through photos of our journeys since Midlife Road Trip first began, I was struck not only by the myriad of places we’ve traveled, but by the variety of ways we managed to get from Point A to Point B. Whether by land, sea, or air, it’s all a part of the adventure. LAND Being a show with “Road Trip” in its name, we naturally spend a lot of time in cars. But cars aren’t the only way we […]

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  • Snuggle up with Fifty Shades of Grey Wine

    Snuggle up with Fifty Shades of Grey Wine

    I admit to being one few adults in the United States who hasn’t read Fifty Shades of Grey. I love to read, but lately, my attention span is about 140 characters so I spend more time reading tweets than books. But when presented with the opportunity to snuggle up with Fifty Shades of Grey Wines, I couldn’t resist. Fifty Shades of Grey Wines are the creation of E L James, the renowned author of the record breaking Fifty Shades Trilogy which prominently features the […]

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  • Planning a Portable Party #VZWBuzz

    Planning a Portable Party #VZWBuzz

    Until Verizon Wireless sent me an Ultimate Ears Boom bluetooth speaker for review, I never really saw much use for owning one. Though I have an extensive collection of MP3’s on my smartphone, I would only listen using earbuds to spare other passengers from my eclectic taste in music which ranges anywhere from Aerosmith to Frank Sinatra to Willie Nelson. I have a killer stereo system at home and didn’t really see any benefit in using the UE Boom until […]

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  • The Art of Finding Great Value Wines – 5 simple tips

    The Art of Finding Great Value Wines – 5 simple tips

            Wine doesn’t have to be expensive to to be good. In fact, there are many quality wines for under $10, but there is an art to finding these gems. Though taking a chance on an inexpensive bottle of wine is hardly a risky undertaking, following these simple guidelines will help you with the art of finding great value wines.   Research! The internet is full of awesome resources for wine lovers. One of my favorite sites […]

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  • Downton Abbey: Pairing Wines with Television Shows

    Downton Abbey: Pairing Wines with Television Shows

    My wife is a huge fan of the PBS series, Downton Abbey. While I’ve been in the room with her while she watched it, I’ve never really paid attention to it. Since I am usually on my laptop tweeting, or setting my fantasy football lineup, I would be hard pressed to name a single character in the show, much less expound on the plot. I never thought of pairing a particular wine with a television show, but after sampling a […]

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