Falling Down on the Follow Up

It's spring and that's my only excuse. I realized I haven't posted at all this month, and this is long after I had promised a follow up on the Cheer at the Pier fabulous wine, sun, and surf event last month at Flagler Beach. So, I have a few photos to post from Tricia Hale,... Continue Reading →

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Cheer at the Pier, Celebrating Fun Times at Flagler Beach

If food, wine, craft beers, and the beach are your idea of a celebration, come to Flager Beach this Saturday, April 14th for the 5th Annual Cheer at the Pier.     Hosted by the Flagler Beach Historical Museum, this year’s event brings the whole town together to celebrate the 90th birthday of the Flager... Continue Reading →

Florida Wine Tourism Survey

It's spring, when a traveler's mind turns to thoughts of warm days, theme parks, and Florida beaches. Wine travelers also want to find wineries and let's face it, Florida hasn't traditionally been the first place a wine traveler thinks to go. Researchers at the University of Central Florida Rosen College of Hospitality Management have recognized... Continue Reading →

Find This Historic Restaurant on the Florida Wine Trail

When you first walk in, you’re not sure whether to order food, buy a book, or browse the exhibits. That’s because, at The Yearling Restaurant, you can do all three. Established in 1952, this historic eatery takes the name of the area’s most famous literary character. Just a few hundred feet north of where author... Continue Reading →

Of Space, Time, and Wine

There aren't many wineries where you can sip a delicious hand-crafted wine overlooking the ocean while seeing a rocket launched into space. In fact, I can think of only one, Flagler Beachfront Winery in Flagler Beach, Florida. One of a growing number of new Florida wineries, Flagler Beachfront is the creation of Ken and Kelly... Continue Reading →

Take a Look at the Book

What do writers do when they are waiting for their book to cook? They keep lifting the lid and peeking at it. It's like being in the kitchen, you can't help but look. Fortunately, it's too late to add ingredients, change words, or edit photos. We are in production. So, while we wait for the... Continue Reading →

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Work Zone – Wine Book in Progress!

Writing a book takes a while, especially if you are writing a travel guide. First, you have to travel. Research means being on the road, interviewing and seeing first hand the people, places, and events that shape your book. You take hundreds of photographs, most of them destined for the delete button. You tape conversations... Continue Reading →

Panama City Beach Winery is Popular Tourist Attraction

Offering free wine tasting of their unique selection of fruit wines is only one reason this Northwest Florida wine cellar is a top beach attraction. While most wineries feature traditional wines made from grapes, Panama City Beach Winery offers 40 varieties of unique award winning Florida fruit wine that keeps area residents and out of town... Continue Reading →

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