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Adiós, Mendoza: Our Guide to Argentina’s Under-the-Radar Wine Country

Adiós, Mendoza: Our Guide to Argentina’s Under-the-Radar Wine Country

Mendoza and Malbec are two entirely different entities that, at times, feel like interchangeable synonyms. Granted, one is a red wine, and the other is the name of the region in which it’s famously produced; but each can be used as a single-word summary for one of the greatest oenological success stories of the past […]

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You Have Exactly Two Chances to Ride This Craft Beer Train Through Colorado

You Have Exactly Two Chances to Ride This Craft Beer Train Through Colorado

The Durango Brew Train sounds too good to be true, and it almost is. Twice a year, a luxuriously restored 1920s steam locomotive travels deep into the Colorado wilderness, with local craft brewers on board to host guided tastings. Each trip culminates in a beer- and music-fueled party in the middle of the forest. It’s […]

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What Does It Mean to Build Craft Beer Culture in 21st-Century Bhutan?

What Does It Mean to Build Craft Beer Culture in 21st-Century Bhutan?

Bhutan is a difficult place to get to, purposefully so. About 800,000 people live in this landlocked Himalayan kingdom, which is roughly the size of Switzerland. Bordered by China and India, the world’s most populous countries, tiny Bhutan has long looked inward, seeking to preserve its traditional Buddhist culture. Television was banned until 1999. Photos […]

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Where to Eat, Drink, and Hike in the Hudson Valley, According to the Owners of Its Coolest Wine Bar

Where to Eat, Drink, and Hike in the Hudson Valley, According to the Owners of Its Coolest Wine Bar

The Hudson Valley is what Williamsburg, Brooklyn was 10 years ago. It’s teaming with artists, musicians, and young creatives who see the world a little differently — and want to make their mark. Because rents are cheaper than, say, New York City, and the earth is fertile, creating a successful food business, whether it’s a […]

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Go Inside the Historic Breweries and Intimate Izakayas in Fushimi, Kyoto’s Under-the-Radar Sake District

Go Inside the Historic Breweries and Intimate Izakayas in Fushimi, Kyoto’s Under-the-Radar Sake District

Kyoto is best known for its wildly beautiful architecture, like the Fushimi Inari Shrine and Fushimi Castle, also known as Momoyama Castle. Travelers who dig a bit deeper into the city’s Fushimi district, however, discover another key aspect of its cultural identity: sake. As legend has it, Fushimi sake is especially good because of its water. Expert sake […]

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Now’s the Time to Plan Your Craft Beer Pilgrimage to Napa and Sonoma

Now’s the Time to Plan Your Craft Beer Pilgrimage to Napa and Sonoma

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 […]

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6 Ways to Summer Friday Like an Italian

6 Ways to Summer Friday Like an Italian

It’s 2:59 p.m. on a sunny Friday in June. The heat is borderline criminal, and everyone in your office (even your boss) is packing up and heading out. You can’t stand another minute in your office and are craving something bright and refreshing to set your weekend off right. Enter Mezza di Mezzacorona Italian Glacial […]

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Resilience and Post-Soviet Identity Politics Are in Every Glass of Georgian Wine

Resilience and Post-Soviet Identity Politics Are in Every Glass of Georgian Wine

“Georgia and the vine are very similar in their character,” Lado Uzunashvili says, “If they are not stressed a little bit, they don’t give you their best results.” Uzunashvili owns the Mukado winery in Georgia and represents the 11th generation in a long line of esteemed Georgian winemakers. It’s an impressive heritage, matching the oldest […]

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