Our goal is to travel as long as our glasses are half full and to make a living writing about, photographing and working directly in the wine industry. We want to learn how locals drink their wine, prepare their favorite meals and what role it all plays in their daily lives.
This blog is to document everything as we see, smell and taste it. We hope to encourage others to join us on this journey and discover each place through the wines, recipes and experiences in these pages.
Interest: Traveling the world through each country's wine regions
About me: We are Jeff Didra and Brittany Asseff; two wine and travel-seeking twenty-somethings who have made it our mission to swirl, sniff, sip and devour our way through as many wine regions in the world as we can.
In 2009 we left the desert sunsets of Tucson, Arizona for the bountiful vines of Napa Valley. We were fortunate to land amazing jobs working with wine in Napa, but after two years we discovered that the same yearning for knowledge and adventure that drew us to California, was pulling us yet again into the wider world of wine and travel.
With that, we decided to combine our love for wine and food with our desire for open-ended travel and embark on a self-proclaimed, world-wide ”Masters program in wine, food and cultures in the grape-growing world.” Why not right?!
Vino Vagabonds in Napa Valley: 2013 Ah, a new year. The promise of a fresh start and 365 glistening days ahead to become a richer, healthier, friendlier, and more enlightened version of our 2012 selves. We set our resolutions like most everyone else: I want to get certified to teach yoga and finally see my abs, Jeff wants to ge... Fri, 18 Jan 2013 14:11:57
What We?re Drinking Now- E1 Locations While on our road trip through the South of France, Bordeaux and Spain, we encountered oval stickers on the backs of Fiats, VW buses, Minis and other vehicles in each place we visited. Our curiosity piqued and we learned that they’re not just trendy, their main function is to identify t... Tue, 15 Jan 2013 00:35:59
Finally?We?re Here!! ?The Video Before leaving Napa on our whirlwind trip, I had the pleasure of watching a video that insipired me so much that we just had to do our own version in each country that we visited. Armed with our easy to use hand-held video camera, we amassed quite a collection of clips from most of the bodegas, chat... Sat, 05 Jan 2013 04:04:15
What We?re Drinking Now: 2002 D?Arenberg Dead Arm Shiraz I first had the 2002 D’Arenberg ‘Dead Arm’ Shiraz when I was a bar manager at an upstart wine bar and bistro. At that time, the Dead Arm had been getting great buzz in the wine community and had won several awards, two of which you can see on the label above. Amongst the sea of Aus... Thu, 06 Dec 2012 02:00:19
Wine Pairing for your Holiday Festivities ‘Tis the season for Holiday gatherings as the year quickly comes to a close. Between the small-talk and retelling of your most embarrassing childhood moments coupled with Grandma Ethel’s meatloaf and cousin Eddie’s close-talking, wine is an absolute must to take you to that happy p... Sat, 01 Dec 2012 23:44:07