It's fall, which for a lot of people is a season of change. Even though The Great Gatsby won't be hitting theaters for almost a year, there's no reason not to embrace the 1920s style that so many of us thought was coming.
When I get a last minute phone call to fill in for a sick shipboard lecturer, I am slightly nervous: What if I bring some sort of new virus aboard? Or what if -- as seems a lot more likely -- I end up boring passengers to death?
Although we're still going through challenging economic times, spirits of the vintners throughout wine country seem to be rising. Keeping that positive state of mind, here are my top 10 wine moments of 2011.
No matter how many times that you hear Champagne isn't just for special occasions, most of us don't get around to buying it until we have something to toast -- be it the New Year or some other momentous occasion.
Whether the first moments of 2012 find you dancing under bright lights, hiding away at the beach or cozy at home, chances are there will be sparkles. Make a toast to your health and the environment by choosing something natural.