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Great Pinot Noir with Cutruzzola Vineyards

Guessing it would not come as a surprise to you that we love a good wine tasting. But when it comes to understanding a winery and it’s winemaker there’s not much better than a good vertical tasting. A few years ago we discovered a little producer who’s Riesling and Pinot Noir made us down shift and chuck a yewy ( U turn) and have another taste to be sure we were not just having a good day as can sometimes happen. We check in when we can to see how they are doing and to taste the new releases. The wines continue to impress and we have become unapologetic fans of Cutruzzola Vineyards. We recently were invited to spend the day tasting their Pinot Noir's from 2010 through the current releases. A

Jules Verne Eiffel Tower Paris

Travel adventures from European trip #1 Kiwi gores to France. Some places are obvious points to visit in Paris, such as the Eiffel Tower. Doing the tourist thing is fantastic and a must do, but you really should delve a little deeper. This goes for a number of things. Paris is known for its gastronomy, and so what better way to indulge in that than indulging on or in I guess, one of the most recognizable structures in the world. There are a couple of nice dining options in the Eiffel Tower but one is pretty high end. You enter on a private elevator on the Pilier Sud and you arrive at one of the premier restaurants in Paris – the Jules Verne. Located on the second level of the famous tower i

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