Liza Zimmerman

Liza has been writing and consulting about wine and food in a savvy, unpretentious way for 20+ yrs. She has visited the major wine and spirits regions and holds the Diploma of Wine & Spirits, the 3-year precursor to Master of Wine.

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The Best Places to Visit in Idaho
a month ago
While there may be abundant great skiing in Ketchum and the Sun Valley, where Hemingway is buried, the state is also home to cross-country, Nordic skiing, shoe-shoeing trails, and an up-and-coming food and wine scene. While my primarily goal during a week in copious snow and ice in Idaho this past February was to taste as many of the local wines as possible, I also got to explore a bit of the rest of the state. Ketchum is studded with mega-mansions surrounding the mountains heading out to Sun Va...
Best Places to Visit in Calistoga
5 months ago
One of the most relaxed and still relatively rural places in the Napa Valley has long been Calistoga. At the top of this narrow valley, the charming town has long been a refuge for long weekends, wine...
Tourism in Carmel, CA
6 months ago
I adore Carmel because it is so walkable. You can park the car and part ways with it for much of the weekend. It is in some ways the jewel of Monterey County. The downtown is full of tasting rooms, it...
The Unexplored Culture of Corsica
7 months ago
This island off the coast of Italy, and north of Sardinia, is the forth biggest in the Mediterranean. It is often best known for being Napoléon’s birthplace and not far from Elba where he was exiled. ...