Jelly Belly Cocktails

Halfway between the family farm and Napa Valley lies the town of Fairfield, home of Jelly Belly.  We made the stop on our most recent journey and was quickly reminded of the Cocktail line that I hadn’t tasted in awhile. You can buy bags already mixed, or make your own of all the favors:  Pina Colada, Mojito, Strawberry Daquiri, Margarita, Peach Bellini, Pomegranate Cosmo… There’s … Continue reading Jelly Belly Cocktails


One of the original craft brews pubs of Canada, Spinnakers was a great spot to kick off vacation as we scored the corner table of the patio and a great view of Victoria harbor. BK got the Classics tasting flight while I chose the Seasonals, but of course we shared so we could taste them all.     Overall, the beers were solid but nothing stood out as … Continue reading Spinnakers

Tour of Marques de Riscal

Since we were staying at Marques de Riscal (yay Starwood points!), we couldn’t miss out on their tour.  It’s a beautiful setting in the small town of Elciego, with the dramatic Gehry-designed building hard to miss as you arrive. The intro video wasn’t working, se we launched right into exploring the vineyards and the cellar. They produce 94% Tempranillo here and 60% of it is exported. … Continue reading Tour of Marques de Riscal