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Washington’s Frontier Winemakers Are Forging the Next Willamette Valley

Washington’s Frontier Winemakers Are Forging the Next Willamette Valley

Underwood Mountain rises into view on the Washington side of one of the Pacific Northwest’s most iconic landscapes: the Columbia River Gorge, a playground for windsurfers, hikers, skiers, and those in search of one of the prettiest drives in America. If Thane Hawkins has his way, this mountain and gorge will soon be as big […]

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10 Incredible Wine Destinations to Visit Across America This Summer

10 Incredible Wine Destinations to Visit Across America This Summer

Who says you have to leave the country to go on an unforgettable, wine-soaked getaway? As much as we’d all love to jet off to Tuscany for a long weekend, most of us just can’t afford that kind of luxury. Thankfully, we live in a country that’s brimming with breathtaking wine regions; more likely than […]

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The Ultimate Map of D.C.’s Best Bars

The Ultimate Map of D.C.’s Best Bars

For  obvious reasons, Washington, D.C., is an exceptionally hot travel spot this week. Whether you’re headed to our country’s capital to march or to cheer, it’s safe to say you’ll most likely want a drink at some point. We’ve compiled a list of 21 of D.C.’s best bars so you can drink off your emotions, whether positive or […]

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Fascinating Facts About American Viticultural Areas (AVA)

Fascinating Facts About American Viticultural Areas (AVA)

American Viticultural Areas, which go by the shorthand AVA, are similar to the geographical wine classification systems that were pioneered in Europe. We say similar because there are some key differences. AVAs, like their Old World, brethren are restricted by geographical boundaries. If a wine label bears an AVA, at least 75% of the grapes used to […]

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