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Happy National Champagne Day

Happy National Champagne Day! If you do not have a bottle of Champagne close by stop at your local Illinois winery and grab some sparkling wine. I will not tell. Some local Illinois wines I recommend: Wedding Cake (Galena Cellars), … Continue reading

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Happy Illinois Wine Month!

Happy Illinois Wine Month! Celebrate by exploring Galena Cellars Vineyard, sipping your way through Illinois Sparkling Co.‘s sparkling wine flight or a weekend getaway on the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail. We have so many great wineries in Illinois!

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Wine Pairing: Sushi and Rosé Wine

People are always asking my favorite dish to pair with wine. Tonight I found a winner. Husky Sushi Roll from Fushi Yami pairs perfect with Lynfred Winery’s Rosé Wine.  

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My Hidden Gem: Clarks Run Creek

Everyone always wants to know where the newest wine bar is or my favorite hidden gem when I am looking for a glass of local wine. I have some spots but who would have thought a random trip to celebrate … Continue reading

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Traveling Murphy’s Bachelorette Fantasy League

The countdown for the start of The Bachelorette 2016 is in the final stretch. The season starts Monday, May 23 and to say I am excited is the understatement of the year. Not because I am excited to see realty … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day from Traveling Murphy

Happy Mother’s Day! This message is for all of the mothers out there. Whether you have a human child or a little fur baby, cheers to you.   My wine of choice is the Vineyard Rosé from Galena Cellars.   … Continue reading

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Wine Pairing: Apothic Crush

Last week at Discover Sycamore Tourism’s Taste of Spring Luxe Salon was pouring Apothic Crush. This red wine has the perfect chocolate and caramel finish that pairs perfect with these chocolate covered almonds. What are you drinking tonight? cheers! Traveling … Continue reading

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Wine Pairing: Prosecco

Prosecco pairs great with Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds. These specific almonds are sprinkled with sea salt and turbinado sugar from Trader Joe’s. Warning: The almonds are super addictive!

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Wine Tip: Cooper’s Hawk Winery Tasting

Wine Tip: My favorite time to go for a wine tasting at Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant is within the first 30 minutes of them opening on a Saturday or Sunday. This allows for a more personal wine tasting because … Continue reading

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8 Wine Festivals to Attend in 2016

Wine Festival Season is upon us! I cannot believe how fast it snuck up on us this spring but I am so excited to welcome it in. Most people look forward to the summer BBQ’s and family picnics, I look … Continue reading

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