Picture a beautiful Italian vineyard. You’re probably thinking about gently rolling hills, cypress trees with the sparkling blue sea off in the distance. But think again. One of Italy’s best wine regions (and best-kept secrets) is found in the lush Alpine region of northern Italy where apple orchards and vines cling to the mountainsides and […]
There are few guarantees in this world, and yet one can confidently assert that there is no better way to experience the Windy City than with a bona fide tiki legend as your guide. Kevin Beary, beverage director of Chicago’s Three Dots and a Dash, is up to the task.
If size matters — and in beer, it does — Stone Brewing is a San Diego heavyweight. One of over 150 breweries citywide, Stone has the largest craft brewery in Southern California, and ranks among the 10 top-selling breweries nationwide. Stone has multiple locations across San Diego as well as in two other beer hotspots (Richmond, […]
Burgundy, Napa, Mendoza, La Rioja, Tuscany. Surely these places are on your wine trip bucket list. Here’s one to add: Woodinville, Wash. Twenty miles from Seattle, by highway or bike path, 118 of the state’s 950 wineries have tasting rooms here. Many are satellites of operations on the other side of the Cascade Mountains. That’s […]
As any polyglot or polite traveler will tell you, it’s helpful to learn a few phrases in a local language whenever and wherever you roam. ”Hello,” for example.
If you visit Milwaukee, be prepared to talk about beer. A lot. Nicknamed “Brew City,” and located 80 miles north of Chicago, Milwaukee has had hops running through its veins for longer than some cities have existed. If you’ve ever sipped a PBR, High Life, Schlitz, or any number of other popular domestic beers that […]
In June 2018, Bordeaux celebrated the 20th anniversary of Bordeaux Fête le Vin, the biggest wine tourism event in Europe. Nearly 62,000 people turned out for the five-day event. It’s no secret that Bordeaux is one of the world’s premier winemaking regions and in recent years, a top tourism destination — nearly 6 million people visit […]
“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.
How many painfully hip coffee shops playing Sufjan Stevens and pouring $5 cold brew have you been to this year? One? Three? Too many to count? Fortunately, for those tired of predictable cafes serving interchangeable brews, the next wave of American coffee is on the horizon. It’s called fourth-dimension coffee, and its point of origin […]