A Taster's Journey is a newsletter on food, wine and travel. After 15 years of studying, tasting, teaching, and selling wine, I created this newsletter to not only share my passion about wine, but of food and travel as well. Each month I hope to share wines that I am drinking, food that is in season, restaurants that I have enjoyed, and places I have traveled. Enjoy!"

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Five Places to Visit this August

August 18th, 2004

September and October are great months to travel because the heat subsides and the crowds dissipate. If you can’t visit Big Sur, then perhaps you will find one of these destinations more convenient.

Nantucket,
a tiny island off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, is a quaint community with cobblestone streets and beautiful beaches. After Labor Day weekend almost all of the summer visitors will leave, but the charm remains. Be sure to visit The Chanticleer for dinner, you will not be disappointed.
Napa Valley, California,
the premiere wine region in the United States is always fun, but there is a special buzz around harvest time.
Stowe, Vermont
is a pretty New England town best known as a ski resort. It is also a great area to view the fall foliage.
Bordeaux, France
is another great region to visit during harvest, and my favorite town is St. Emilion. The Medoc marathon, which is run every September, is a fun event adding additional color to the region. It is more like a carnival than a running race, with many runners wearing costumes. Wine is offered every mile, oysters and pate are also served, and wine parties are everywhere.
Charleston, South Carolina
is a perfect way to experience Southern hospitality. The architecture is amazing, the plantations are fascinating, and chef Bob Waggoner of The Charleston Grill will tantalize your taste buds with low country cuisine.

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