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To relax or invest, vineyards worth a look

To relax or invest, vineyards worth a look Dec 21st, 2008 at 3:00PM: Take a beating in the stock market this year? There's nothing quite like a dose of financial abuse to make you want to disappear to wine country for a week or two. While you're out there, though, it may pay to turn your head back to investing, if only briefly. Lease or buy a vineyard-or just hide in a villa for a weeks-with a bit of help from BeautifulPlaces. Sorry for the reality check, but this...

Winery Tours: From the Not so Cheap to the Cheap to the Cheaper

Winery Tours: From the Not so Cheap to the Cheap to the Cheaper Oct 5th, 2007 at 4:45PM: Here's a mini companion to my earlier post on cheap beer via brewery tours. While brewery tours make me want to take up accordion playing or something, winery tours make me think of fine art. There is a sensuous quality about wineries--an elegance if you will. Like brewery tours, winery tours are a great way to imbibe without spending a lot of money. When a friend of mine lived near San Francisco...

Box o' Wine

Box o' Wine Aug 1st, 2006 at 2:21PM: I'll confess that I enjoy a good bottle of wine now and again. Maybe even a little more often than "now and again". Hey, what can I say? I must have a bit of the Roman bacchanalian in me. One thing living in New york, though, is that wine is damn expensive. Even the cheap good stuff runs over $12 a bottle. Which is probably a good thing as the cost of dropping $24 a week or so can get expensive. ...

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