Backpacks And A Wine Key

Wandering on a constant search for a glass that is more than half full.


Travel, food and wine, life, health, and the occasional sermon on perspective. Here is the latest – read the rest here.

The Latest – Travel

Paris Café Culture

Paris Café Culture

A not-so wise man once said, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop to look around for a while, you could miss it.” Nowhere is that advice more needed than here in America. Nowhere is that advice more honored than in Paris. Originally posted on

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24 Hours Of Food And Wine In Montepulciano

24 Hours Of Food And Wine In Montepulciano

Talking about Montepulciano can be a bit confusing. Are we talking about the town, or the grape? Aren’t they the same? No. Montepulciano, the town, is a glorious Renaissance hill town in Tuscany where they have beautiful views, good food, and make a lot of wine...

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24 Hours Of Food And Wine In Montepulciano

Talking about Montepulciano can be a bit confusing. Are we talking about the town, or the grape? Aren’t they the same? No. Montepulciano, the town, is a glorious Renaissance hill town in Tuscany where they have beautiful views, good food, and make a lot of wine...

Pay by the pound – The only way to truly fix air travel

Let’s be blunt. Airlines should charge by the pound. Yeah, I said it. Pay by the pound is the only way to truly fix the airline industry. UPS does it. FedEx does it. DHL does it. They make money. Why not the airline industry? When it comes down to it, airline...

7 Course Thanksgiving With Wine Pairings

Thanksgiving is the most scrumptious of all holidays,... mainly because it’s centered around simply sharing time, food, and wine with friends and giving thanks. No fireworks show, eggs or bunnies. No jolly fat man in a red suit. No haunted houses. No roses or boxes of...

A Rosé by any other name

If you drink wine in public, and let’s be serious, everyone should, then you have probably seen the increase in wine glasses being filled with a questionable light pinkish liquid lately. Wait! That’s not red wine. Wait! That’s not white wine. What is it? Must be white...

Wanderlust Watch List – Americans Abroad

The greatest joy of traveling to foreign lands is affording yourself the opportunity to simply view and engage in different cultures, eat different foods, listen to different languages, stand out in a crowd, or do your best to fit in. That said, as glorious the...

Denver Food Photography

Check out the images from our latest food photography shoot for Front Forty Foods, a revolutionary new concept coming soon to Denver. Then, click here to see some proper food pornography and the rest of our food and wine photography...

My new theory on the popularity of pro football

I have a new theory about professional football. I think the popularity of NFL football is now being completely supported by the gambling trends of weekly and yearly Fantasy Football leagues. It's a new theory, and I'm just developing it now, but it feel right....

The Ins and Outs of Oak

Oak, to a winemaker, is like salt and pepper to the master chef. It’s not the main ingredient, but it matters more than you think. Used right, you get a product of exceptional flavor and quality. Used incorrectly and you are pretty sure you're switching to beer....

The Latest – Just Keep Moving

Stories, logs, and blogs on moving on from a life of work and routine.

Not that there is anything wrong with that

I have many gay friends. I always have. Gay friends are cool...because they are your friends, right? I guess I'm lucky. I was raised, by and large, to be non-judgmental. My parents didn't really bring up the whole race, creed, sex thing. I have never even thought...

The Latest – Food & Wine

How to throw a sensory wine tasting

How to throw a sensory wine tasting

The whole idea behind a sensory wine tasting is to explore sights, aromas, and flavors of wine beyond just the simple look, smell and sip of casual wine drinking. In sensory tastings, the goal is to actually compare and contrast what you experience in the wine with...

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The Basics Of Smelling Wine

The Basics Of Smelling Wine

Do you have cats? Have you ever smelled raw clay kitty litter? How about putting your face right down into a somewhat used litter box filled with clay kitty litter? Do it. Then take a big, deep whiff and register what you smell. Chances are, you smell clay, dust, cat...

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Personal And Professional Wine Consulting Services, Stories, Pictures, Knowledge, And Experiences

If you are in the business of wine (or other beverages), or if you have a passion for wine and want to take that passion and turn it into a collection, hobby, or profession, we can help. With over 20 years in the wine and specialty food and beverage business, we have the expertise, tips, tricks and, let’s be honest, the obsession to determine the best path and services based on your individual needs and goals.

New Client – Victor Hill Wines

Finally! Further justification for our not-so-healthy wine habit. Wholly Grael, in partnership with Wine Geographic is happy to introduce Victor Hill Wines as a client. We are thrilled to be providing content marketing, strategy, and brand consultation for this...

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New Client-Front Forty Foods

I'm thrilled to be adding creativity, concept consultation, and expertise to this groundbreaking fresh food concept, launching soon. Keep your eyes out for

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