Tamra Bolton

Tamra Bolton

I'm a photojournalist.

I spend my time traveling the globe in search of adventure, historical artifacts, out of the way places, delicious food and great wine!

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Destination: Sonoma County

Tamra Bolton Just north of the San Francisco Bay area lies a county roughly the size of Rhode Island.   The famous Sonoma County is known for its wine production and some of the most spectacular scenery in California.  The county has more than four hundred wineries and award-winning wines to...

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Barrels: Oak and Steel

by Tamra Bolton Last week, I touched on the subject of wine barrels and the French oak vs. American oak debate.   The more I learned about barrels, the more fascinated I became.  The history of barrel-making or cooperage is an ancient one.  Records indicate that the craft of making barrels...

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South African Eats — Wine Best Bottle

South African Eats — Wine Best Bottle

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Expert Advice is Just Around the Corner

by Tamra Bolton Whether you’re a newcomer to the world of wine or a seasoned traveler, there are times when a little expert advice is not only helpful, but much appreciated.  Throwing a formal dinner party or an impromptu gathering can sometimes be daunting if we aren’t sure about our...

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Why We Celebrate Labor Day

Tamra Bolton Labor Day…why do we celebrate?  According to the US Department of Labor, this federal holiday was created by the Labor Movement in the late 19th century and became an official holiday in 1894.  Labor Day is “dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers.  It constitutes...

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The Team

TAMRA BOLTON - TRAVEL WRITER & BLOGGER. A native Texan, Tamra grew up around orchards, farming and helping out around their small cattle ranch....

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Wine Insights — Wine Best Bottle

Wine Insights — Wine Best Bottle

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Wine Insights

by Tamra Bolton. One of the most exciting things about a trip overseas is getting to explore and investigate the different animal and plant life. Knowing some of ......

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Holiday Party Tip: Glass Tags Can Be Fun!

By Tamra Bolton With the last of the Thanksgiving leftovers finally out of our fridge, we can turn our attention to the upcoming holiday festivities in earnest. Parties, family get-togethers, church dinners and office celebrations are things we look forward to each year. This year, why not try something different...

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Terrior

By Tamra Bolton Whenever you are around a group of wine enthusiasts, the term “terroir” eventually comes up in the conversation. What exactly is terroir?  It is a loosely translated French term meaning “sense of place” and the effect it has on wine.  The soil, atmosphere, environment, sunlight and rain...

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It’s All Farming…

By Tamra Bolton Growing up in rural East Texas around farmers and farming, I learned a great deal about living close to the land and respecting the mercurial nature of the weather.  When my Dad was growing up here in the 1920’s and 30’s, this area had a reputation for...

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The Right Glass

By Tamra Bolton Some people think wine enthusiasts are a little uppity about their preference for drinking wine from fine glassware, but actually, there are several good reasons behind that choice. The more you learn about wine, the more likely you are to develop that same preference. I have to...

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There is a Story Behind Every Bottle

By Tamra Bolton I have to admit that in the past, I was a “closet wine snob”.  I didn’t really know enough to actually be a wine snob, but I knew just enough to make me think I might be one.  As the quote goes…”A little knowledge is a dangerous...

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The Team - “Best Bottle” Reality TV Show

TAMRA BOLTON - TRAVEL WRITER & BLOGGER. A native Texan, Tamra grew up around orchards, farming and helping out around their small cattle ranch....

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Make your 4th of July BBQ Better with Wine

Tamra Bolton   Whatever your plans for celebrating the 4th this weekend, don’t forget to make your party even more special by choosing the perfect wine; a smooth robust Malbec is perfect for barbeque or juicy steaks, if grilled chicken or fish more your speed, try a Pinot Grigio or...