A longtime resident of Healdsburg, a historic wine country town, in the heart of Sonoma County, Barbara has loved getting to know this expansive county and all of its personalities. From the Sonoma Coast to the Sonoma Mountains, this is one magnificent wine country and there is no shortage of opportunities for exploration. When Barbara is not traveling her local community, she travels the U.S. and the world, many times with her Jack Russell, Noelle, and daughter, Charlotte.
Barbara Barrielle is a long-time publicist, writer, actress and producer. She writes about travel, wine, food and entertainment. She is published regularly in major newspapers, magazines and online travel sites. As a producer, Barbara has a feature film, BREAK NIGHT, in distribution and three more going into production. She is also completing a documentary on the wine country fires of 2017 and their effect on the wine industry and the people who work in it.
THE LUXURY WISCONSIN RESORT PERFECT FOR A WEEKEND GETAWAY • February 22.2022.
A press trip to Wisconsin was truly a revelation. I had no idea this Midwestern state had so many facets: agriculture, cuisine, innovation, history, and even world-class resorts. They grow a lot of cherries and cranberries in the state and manufacture the most popular name in motorcycles worldwide, Harley-Davidson.l.• TravelAwaits• learn more
REASONS THE SOUTH OF FRANCE IS A PERFECT WINTER DESTINATION •February 18.2022.
I recently had the opportunity to do an early winter/late fall cruise around the Mediterranean on the magnificent Oceania Cruise Line and was reminded of how much I love visiting Europe in the off-season, especially my former home, Provence and the South of France. •TravelAwaits• learn more
9 FANTASTIC THINGS TO DO IN AND AROUND BEAUTIFUL KOHLER, WISCONSIN •February 16, 2022.
Kohler is kind of a household name. In fact, it is hard to get away from the Kohler name since they probably manufactured your toilets, bathroom sink, bidet, bathtub, or kitchen accessories. The name Kohler is synonymous with quality plumbing and design. In fact, this morning, in the bathroom, I remembered why I wanted to write this story!, •TravelAwaits• learn more
WANDERING WINE COUNTRY FESTIVALS IN WINTER •February 2, 2022.
Wine tasting in any of the many US wine regions may seem like a Spring-Summer-Fall adventure, but true wine aficionados know that winter is the best time of the year. During this slower time when vines are dormant and wines in the barrels are aging, winemakers and vintners relax and spend time with visitors, something impossible during a busy harvest. There are plenty of winter wine festivals in the colder months of the year—the pace is slower, accommodation much cheaper, and even parking can be a breeze in normally crowded wine tasting areas. This is how insiders try wines and visit wine country areas. Now you too can wander wine country festivals in winter. •Wander With Wonder• learn more
LATEST RESEARCH ON SMOKE TAINT REVEALED •January 24.2022
Tom Collins, head of the smoke research efforts at Washington State University, spoke to the industry on January 20 about his latest progress in his multi-year research on the effects of smoke on grapes and wine made from grapes exposed to smoke. • ADVISOR • learn more
6 UNDER-THE-RADAR PLACES TO VISIT IN CROATIA •January 4.2022
I have just started to discover Croatia, but, from what I've seen so far, I like it and want to explore more. Like me, many people get their first glimpse of Croatia from a stop on a cruise ship — usually Dubrovnik — but here we have only scratched the surface of this land of many islands and thousands of miles of coastline and coastal communities. • TravelAwaits • learn more
WINE INDUSTRY ADVISOR'S TOP ARTICLES OF 2021 •December 28, 2021.
In 2021, Wine Industry Advisor increased its focus on creating original editorial content. We've enhanced our list of contributors to include some of the... . • ADVISOR • learn more
WINNOVATION AWARD WINNER: AROMALOC—NON-INTERVENTION TECH TO RETAIN NATURAL WINE AROMAS •November 22, 2021.
The wine industry is constantly faced with new trends, challenges, and the pressure to stay ahead of the competition. With that, comes the opportunity to innovate. Each year Wine Industry Advisor recognizes five wine industry innovators—not just for their impressive ingenuity or technical advances—but because of how their product and/or service betters the North American wine industry. • ADVISOR • learn more
8 BEST EXPERIENCES IN OHIO'S HOCKING HILLS STATE PARKT•November 3, 2021.
Hocking Hills State Park lies just an hour south of Columbus, but it can feel like a world away. While the park and its surrounding area are popular in summer when activities range from hiking to zip-lining to rock climbing and rappelling, it may actually be the most fun when it snows. • TravelAwaits • learn more
8 REASONS THE GREENBRIER RESORT IS PERFECT FOR A MULTIGENERATIONAL TRIP •October 26.2021.
The Greenbrier Resort and Hotel sits majestically in rural West Virginia, a bastion of elegance that has been known as "America's Resort" since the area's natural hot springs started attracting visitors to their healing properties in the late 1700s. The original hot springs, while no longer in use, are still at the center of the property in recognition of this historic resort's roots. • TravelAwaits• learn more