Monday, June 12, 2006

Greatest summer trip…I think

In today’s world where gas prices seem to be unforgiving, trying to figure out what to do this summer with your loved one is a bit more difficult. I know that when I try to plan a vacation or weekend getaway the cost of gas is pretty much the deciding factor on which places I can go and which places I will just have to wait till next time. I think that it’s important to get away at some point in our busy lives, but to do so without breaking the bank is hard. Something that I have done recently with my girlfriend is to just go wine tasting. If you are reading this blog, then you have some interest in wine, so why not go out and taste wine at the vineyards where they’re made. It’s pretty inexpensive as most wineries do not charge to tasting. In most cases there is a bus that will take you to each of the vineyards and then back to your car. Here in Carmel Valley the public bus system, MST (Monterey Salinas Transportation), has a bus line dedicated to taking wine enthusiasts to all the vineyards in the Carmel Valley. Of course the favored spot on the tour is Château Julien, I can’t really lie there… If you were thinking about what to do, I say grab your love, friend, family, whomever and hit the vineyards for an enjoyable wine tasting experience.

If you have any suggestions or comments about wine tasting in your area just do a search in good for “wine tasting”.

2 comments:

Mike Duffy said...

Another great wine of locating tastings and other fun events is LocalWineEvents.com. (I have no affiliation, they just seem pretty comprehensive.)

John Scalla said...

Another great and valuable resource!! Don't know why I overlooked that...