A By-the-Numbers Breakdown of Oktoberfest [Infographic]

A By-the-Numbers Breakdown of Oktoberfest [Infographic]

The world’s largest beer fair kicks off in Munich this week. Oktoberfest will dominate tents, stages, and Instagram feeds from September 16 to October 3, 2017. The 184-year-old institution is a bucket-list experience for some and a headache for others. No matter where you stand, the sheer expanse of the endeavor is, in the truest […]

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The Largest Winery in Rioja Is an Underground Architectural Marvel

The Largest Winery in Rioja Is an Underground Architectural Marvel

Spain’s renowned Rioja wine region is dotted with both traditional wineries and others that push the boundaries of modern design. Surprisingly, Rioja’s largest winery is perhaps its most architecturally significant. Designed by architect Ignacio Quemada Sáenz-Badillos in 2001, Campo Viejo appears from the distance as two small, modern buildings sandwiched between rows of vines on […]

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An Illustrated Guide to Syrah From the Northern Rhône

An Illustrated Guide to Syrah From the Northern Rhône

Syrah somehow manages to retain sommelier cool-kid status while simultaneously being embraced by the masses. Perhaps this is because of its alter ego Shiraz, typically found in Australia and other New World regions in a bold, bombastic, fruit-forward style. Syrah’s most classic iteration is in France, where it dominates the steep riverside vineyards of the Northern […]

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Fall in Love with Rioja Like “The Bachelorette”

Fall in Love with Rioja Like “The Bachelorette”

This season on “The Bachelorette,” Rachel Lindsay is taking the finalists to the fantasy suite destination of our dreams: Rioja, Spain. According to Rachel, the Rioja region is the perfect place for falling in love, and honestly, we couldn’t have said it better ourselves. Rachel’s bachelorette journey in Rioja took her to wineries, villas, and […]

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