Must-visit destination for any wine lover traveling through Europe.

Bordeaux’s La Cité du Vin, a cultural center dedicated to everything wine. There’s still time to hop a plane to make the opening of Bordeaux’s brand new Cité du Vin wine museum. The opening ceremonies for the $80-million-plus project—to be attended by French President François Hollande, Minister of Culture Audrey Azoulay and Bordeaux Mayor Alain…


5 Things Teens Wish Their Parents Knew

What Does Your Teen Wish You Knew? Working with teens for 20 years, I asked them a simple question, “What do you wish your parents knew more of to improve your life?” Here’s their answers #1 They Love you. Even though teens rarely say it, they love you and they really care what you think…


Strawberry-Champagne Granita

Blending fresh strawberries with sparkling wine, is the perfect dessert for a midsummer party. INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 pounds strawberries, hulled and quartered 1 1/2 cups sugar One 750-milliliter bottle chilled rosé Champagne ( I use sparkeling wine) 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE In a medium saucepan, combine half of the…


Lucas & Lewellen’s Wine Cruise: The Mediterranean

I’m just Sayin’ When: Wednesday, November 9th-November 21st, 2016 Where: Venice to Barcelona Join Louis Lucas and an intimate group of wine lovers on our second 2016 adventure, a 12-day cruise through the land of art, wine, history, and romance, starting in Venice with visits to Croatia, Montenegro, Sicily, Rome, Florence/Pisa/Tuscany, Monte Carlo, Provence, Port Vendres,…


Yumm…Blueberry Margarita

INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup fresh blueberries 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) fresh lime juice 4 ounces (1/2 cup) reposado or añejo tequila 1 1/2 ounces (3 tablespoons) Simple Syrup Few dashes orange bitters Ice Kosher or sea salt for rimming the glass Get Ingredients HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE Rub the rim of two rocks or margarita…

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