What vegetable do you serve with a summer meal of lamb and Pinot Noir? In Sonoma County, peak of season green beans with scarlet summer tomatoes tossed with salty feta cheese makes a great side dish. This green bean tomato and feta salad recipe with a touch of Greek flare is what we chose to […]
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About Barbara Barrielle
Barbara Barrielle is a freelance food, wine and travel writer and guidebook author living in the heart of the California Wine Country. She is the Editor-in-Chief of Palate Press and a member of the Society of American Travel Writers. Barbara is also the producer of the California wine country documentary CRUSHED. Follow her on Instagram, @barbarabarrielletravels.
Entries by Barbara Barrielle
The city of Cleveland, Ohio is a multi-faceted surprise to both newcomers and those who are returning to rediscover a former industrial powerhouse that has become a cultural and gastronomic destination. You might be surprised to discover how many things to do in Cleveland are just right for a romantic getaway–or a lovers’ staycation, if […]
It is time to celebrate. After a long hibernation, it is time to start thinking about travel again, seeing friends and family who have been kept at a distance for so long and finding ways to shake off the setbacks of the last two years. For me, this starts with thinking about gifts of travel […]
It’s been a couple of years since wine lovers got to experience in person the festival that brings together some of the best Pinot Noir in the world. But in March 2022, the World of Pinot Noir is back! An unforgettable Pinot Noir wine festival From March 3-5, 2022, the World of Pinot Noir will […]
The charming hamlet of Carmel-by-the-Sea has everything a couple on a romantic escape could need or want, including a place for their pups. Carmel, California is a walking town so park, clip on a leash and discover dog friendly Carmel.
Why a Charleston getaway is great for romance or a girls’ weekend Charleston destination weddings are well known as some of the most romantic destination weddings in the South. There’s no question that Charleston, South Carolina is a romantic destination. But a weekend in Charleston is also a popular choice for a girls’ getaway. So […]
Ah, gifting! It is an annual tradition and one that causes great stress for perfectionists around the world. There are those of us who simply order the first item they find in a Google search or first suitable item they spot in a store. Our 2020 Gift Guide seeks to relieve the stress of the […]
Can’t get to a winery to do tastings yet still want to enjoy wines? Consider joining a Zoom wine tasting or hosting a virtual tasting of your own. I’ve been doing both for the past year with increasingly positive experiences. Here are my tips for having a great tasting experience and connecting with like-minded wine […]
Every year there are a series of wine dinners at popular restaurants around Portland, Oregon, all in support of the Classic Wines Auction to support a series of children’s charities, raising over $50 million since its inception in 1982. While the pricey Gala draws the most money, the dinners leading up to the big night […]