Showing posts from September, 2011

Check Out Whisky in the South, North and West

It’s been two years since I’ve been in Whisky and Bourbon country , but I do occasionally get opportunities to sample until I get a chance to go back. Two opportunities came across my inbox recently that are open to everyone so I thought I’d pass them along to my whisky-loving friends… Kentucky Bourbon Trail at Beaumont Inn It’s not always easy to get to all the distilleries down in Tennessee and Kentucky with one visit. One place in Kentucky is making it a bit easier. The Inn is close to eight of the major distilleries in the area, making it a great place to stay while you visit. If you prefer to skip the driving and concentrate on the drinking, that’s a possibility to. The Old Owl Tavern is located at the Beaumont Inn. It’s a pub that’s offering its own version of a “bourbon trail,” offering 35 different bourbons. Innkeeper Dixon Dedman happens to be a bourbon aficionado himself and he’ll be happy to sit down with you to discuss and compare the bourbons on hand. For

Enjoy Fiji Island Just Like the Bachelorette

If you were watching Bachelorette Ashley Hebert take her magical date to Fiji and dreaming that you could do the same, you can make that dream a reality. Koro Sun Resort & Rainforest Spa in Savusavu, Fiji Island, is offering a package inspired by that Bachelorette visit. “Passion Under the Palms” Package Inspired By ABC The Bachelorette .     Fijian welcome with a coconut milk foot soak and leg massage and freshly chilled green coconut beverage; 5 nights at Koro Sun Resort and Rainforest Spa Fiji; Three gourmet meals and afternoon tea daily;  One Full American Champagne Breakfast in the privacy of your own villa, with fresh exotic plantation fruits;  One   Rainforest Rendezvous private candlelight dinner for two in the Rainforest, with hors de oeuvres and a succulent three course seafood platter;  The Ultimate Indulgence, a 1.5 hour treatment starts with Banana Leaf Body Wrap, followed by a Couples Massage in the Rainforest Spa, (rated “Top Island Spa” by Islands

Fall into Washington State Wine

I had a great time in Washington this past spring discovering what their wine regions have to offer. The fall is a great time to head up there, with lots of events to celebrate the harvests. Yakima Valley The Second Annual Skewered Apple Barbeque Championship will be held September 11-12, hosted by the Yakima Valley Museum and Tree Top.This event is national competition for grill masters. Whether you compete or not, you can enjoy the live music, cooking demonstrations, and the beer and wine garden. Hours for the event will be 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, visit The Fresh Hop Ale Festival will be held in Yakima on Saturday, October 1st. Celebrate the Valley's hop crop (which contributes 77% of the hops in the U.S.) hop with fine craft beer. The festival will be held downtown and will include numerous breweries. There will also be live music and dancing; food from local restaurants; brewin