Aruban Paradise

We are going to Aruubbaaa!!!! When I tell people about this place, they ask me what it is and where it is – almost no-one knows about this hidden gem… But…I lost my book that I ordered from amazon.com about Moon Aruba (Moon Handbooks), eh! Not that I lost it, but forgot on the plane… […]

Time and Again I Do Realize How Much I Love Wine from the Caucasus

When I travel, I try to taste wine that I won’t find in Norway where I live, for example wine from Georgia, Bulgaria, Moldova, Azerbaijan, India and so on. I’m currently visiting my family in Siberia, and here I bought one bottle from Georgia and one from Azerbaijan. This is what I’ll be covering today. […]

Studying Wine

There’s a wide range of wine, vineyards, grapes, producers, wine regions, appelations, etc. You get easily overwhelmed; it all gets mixed, confused and messed up in your head. Have you ever felt that? I have! Some years ago I would buy random bottles of wine from different countries, without even knowing what it was I […]

Edmonton – the heart of Alberta

  It’s a wonderful trip from Banff to Edmonton via Jasper and Columbia Glacier. By the way, you can stop there and have a tour or experience Glacier Skywalk, or just drive straight to Edmonton, making some stops at Tim Hortons or other small cafés in cosy Canadian towns. Enjoy the trip! We even saw […]

Restaurant Il Patio – Moscow Sheremetyevo

I’ve been waiting for my flight connection im Moscow Sheremetyevo, I had 7 hours there! I walked about terminal D where I had my next flight and saw very little option when it comes to food… So I chose the restaurant Il Patio, located on the third floor, by its fancy looks and cosy sofas. […]

This Is My Idea of Quality Italian

Aglianico del Taburno Fattoria La Rivolta DOCG 2012 5 stars! This is truly Italian wine, its quality is superb as are the flavors. It’s mild, pleasant, full-bodied,with a nice aftertaste. Cherry flavored and mildly fruity, with amazing cherry color. Aglianico is an ancient grape, mainly spread in the south of Italy: Puglia, Campania. It’s the […]

The Most Delicious Heaven-on-Earth Nut Tart

This recipe is from the Norwegian baking magazine which I really love (it’s called Bake), but it’s no longer being published. Such a pity… I remember the first time I baked this tart, I fell in love, I couldn’t stop eating it! Even my husband, who is not a cake addict at all, liked it […]

Pleasant Cote du Rhone

Domaine de la Janasse 2014 Cotes du Rhone Appellation Cotes du Rhone Controlé 4 stars A pleasant, simple, light Cotes du Rhone which is excellent to be enjoyed on its own or with some good steak, barbecue or even salad! We enjoyed it while we were waiting for our barbecue! And then with grilled meat […]

Riedel Wine Glasses

Looking for quality glasses to pour your precious wine in? I have the answer!  Riedel Glassware! Well-respected company: Johann Cristoph Riedel started making glasses in 1678! Family-owned company that produces quality glass and wine glasses to almost every grape variety. They believe that their glasses have a special form that helps that specific grape variety […]