Back on my Feet

Finally, spring has arrived in New Hampshire, after a long stretch of cold wet days.  Trees are budding and flowers are popping.  I’ve been under the weather since returning from a 2-month escape of winter. 

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JoAnn Actis-Grande
Slowing Down

I’m still in slow mode, which really means taking good care of myself by eating clean and drinking wine made in its purest form. During one of my visits to Tuscany, I had the pleasure of staying at Frascole Winery listed in the prestigious Slow Wine Guide.  

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JoAnn Actis-Grande
First Month of the Year

I always unplug at the beginning of the new year.  This means less time online and more time off doing the things I love most.  Of course, that means enjoying new wines and experiencing new places.  

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JoAnn Actis-Grande
Sleeping Giant

Although the Pacific Northwest boasts an incredibly large area for producing wines it has been in the shadow of California for a long time, but not any longer.

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True Grit

My good friend John Vaquez and I were in total awe as we drove from San Francisco to Paso Robles last month.  We stayed overnight in Carmel by the Sea (the town Clint Eastwood served as Mayor)

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JoAnn Actis-Grande