Melting Pot Restaurant Fondue Photos From My Instagram

My romantic visit to The Melting Pot restaurant in Coral Springs, Florida, was fun! Do you fondue? I sure do! Here are some photos of my experience at The Melting Pot restaurant via my Instagram: First Course: Beer Cheese Fondue with various bread cubes of soft pretzel, pumpernickel, French, sourdough Cheese fondue! A photo posted by Michelle Valentine (@michellevalentine123) on Nov 12, 2016 at 3:52pm PST Second Course: Wedge Salad with [...]

Drool-Worthy Martini Photos From My Instagram

I love a good martini! Trying new restaurants that specialize in these delectable cocktail concoctions is my passion! Enjoy drooling over these photos taken at various restaurants throughout Florida, via my Instagram: Can you guess which martinis these are? A photo posted by Michelle Valentine (@michellevalentine123) on Nov 12, 2016 at 5:55pm PST   Peach Cosmo and Margarita! A photo posted by Michelle Valentine (@michellevalentine123) on Nov 12, 2016 at 3:50pm PST   Getting happier [...]

Argentina: South America’s Sleeping Giant for Wine?

For my birthday, I received a beautiful copy of Good Housekeeping’s “Wine Book” by witty author Jonathan Pedley. I now keep the book on my coffee table to create conversation when guests are visiting my home. The book begins with the practicalities of enjoying wine (buying, storing, serving, drinking, choosing complementary foods). Then the book discusses fascinating detail the business of growing grapes and making wine. The journey around the world’s vineyard regions is the [...]

Sauvignon Blanc Wine from Mendoza, Argentina

Juan Pombo - the owner of Tango Real, the U.S. operation for Goyenechea Winery and Vineyards, founded in 1868 in Mendoza, Argentina - and I met up at Vino! on Park Avenue on Winter Park, Florida. It’s always a pleasure to meet friends at one of the fine restaurants and wine shops along “The Avenue”. We met so I could sample Tango Real’s Sauvignon Blanc. The owner, Rhonda, was a very nice woman, and chatting [...]

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Soft, Fruity, Easy Drinking Syrah from Argentina

"Soft, fruity, easy drinking...” This is the perfect description for the 2007 Syrah wine by Tango Real. At the well-stocked Cork & Olive in Lake Mary, Florida, I met with Juan Pombo, the owner of Tango Real, the U.S. operation for Goyenechea Winery and Vineyards, founded in 1868 in Mendoza, Argentina. We had a great time talking while enjoying a glass of 2007 Syrah wine by Tango Real. This wine is made 100% with Syrah [...]

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