“Grapes have never been grown before where we are,” Curt Dunham, winemaker at LDV Winery, a 40-acre estate in Arizona’s Chiricahua Mountains, says. “So we really didn’t know how things were going to turn out.” Dunham is one of many new winemakers trying their hands at winemaking in dry, sunny Arizona.
If you take the time and pay a fee to tour a brewery, chances are you’re pretty into beer. We asked 10 brewers across the country how breweries can show their appreciation for visiting devotees. From insider access to samples aplenty, here is everything that separates a good brewery tour from a great one. “A […]
Depending on your personality, New York City’s Rosé Mansion either sounds like a lot of fun, or a total nightmare indicative of everything wrong with modern society. In reality, it’s both.
Let’s get one thing out of the way: Classic Guinness stout will not be brewed at the company’s new brewery opening just outside Baltimore this Friday (Aug. 3). No, that operation will remain in Dublin, where the water, the history, the Irish knowhow, or something similarly romantic makes it taste just right. But the new […]
I was into my third 10-ounce glass of Pliny the Younger when I noticed the line snaking outside Russian River Brewing’s taproom in downtown Santa Rosa, Calif. “Five hours,” a bouncer told me. That was the estimated wait time to enter the hallowed halls of Sonoma County’s most revered brewery. Beer pilgrims hailing from 40 […]
Beer is everywhere in San Diego. Anyone who wants to experience the full breadth and depth of the city’s brewing scene faces a behemoth challenge. Not only is San Diego county geographically large (more than 4,500 square miles), and spread out across a wide variety of landscapes, but the sheer number of breweries to explore […]
Let me set the scene. I’m sitting at a reclaimed wood picnic table with a flight of beers carefully chosen from 20-plus taps, including a Nitro Coffee IPA that the guy at the bar described as “pretty funky.” Behind me is a custom mural, above are Edison bulbs and exposed beams. All around are young […]
It has been confirmed by this publication and others that wine isn’t a diet beverage and doesn’t substitute for a gym membership. Fortunately, for those hoping to incorporate wellness into a love of wine, active wine vacations do exist — if you know where to look for them. Many wine regions are essentially farmland, meaning […]
Look out, France and Italy. There’s a country on the other side of your glorious Mediterranean pond looking to dip its feet in the wide world of wine tourism. With over 3,000 years of winemaking history, Tunisia’s ready to grapple with grapes and show everyone what its winemaking culture is all about. It’s believed that […]