Wine Travel

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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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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Where to Drink, Eat, and Sleep in Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico’s Indie-Cool Wine Country

Where to Drink, Eat, and Sleep in Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico’s Indie-Cool Wine Country

When most people think of the West Coast and wine, California’s Napa Valley comes to mind. Followed thereafter by Sonoma and the Willamette Valley, plus maybe Washington’s Columbia and Canada’s Okanagan Valleys. Those especially connected to California might point their attentions southward to Paso Robles, Santa Barbara, and then Temecula. The hottest wine region on […]

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Is Premium Economy Worth It for the Drinks? (LOL, Not On United)

Is Premium Economy Worth It for the Drinks? (LOL, Not On United)

Winter travel season is upon us. As seats in economy cabins continue to shrink, many airlines have introduced a new category, premium economy, to domestic and international routes. Premium economy fares are about 15 to 20 percent more expensive than basic economy, but they also offer extra legroom, free drinks — and the perks don’t […]

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Twelve Bottles That Prove New Zealand Is More Than Sauvignon Blanc

Twelve Bottles That Prove New Zealand Is More Than Sauvignon Blanc

Love it, hate it, or love to hate it, New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc is a powerful thing. The grape occupies two-thirds of the country’s vineyards, accounting for a whopping 86 percent of its wine exports. And as a New Zealand national, no wine has ever invoked the feeling of home for me quite like a grassy, […]

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Grape and Grain: Nine Winemakers That Are Also Brewing Craft Beer

Grape and Grain: Nine Winemakers That Are Also Brewing Craft Beer

In the days of yore, there were wine drinkers, and there were beer drinkers. With the recent onslaught of inventive beverages sneaking their way into the mainstream (we’re looking at you, sour beers and kombucha), lines are being crossed, and so too are loyalties to any one beverage. More adventurous drinking is becoming the norm, […]

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A Three-Day Trek Along Prosecco Road Is Italy’s Bubbliest, Best-Kept Secret

A Three-Day Trek Along Prosecco Road Is Italy’s Bubbliest, Best-Kept Secret

There has never been a better time to get into bubbles. Sommeliers almost universally love Champagne, and, across America, our collective thirst for Prosecco is growing at record speed. Sales of Prosecco are expected to surpass both rosé wine and “discounted Champagne” by 2020, according to Vinexpo CEO Guillaume Deglise. This presents a compelling case […]

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‘Autentisté!’ The Wine Revolution Brewing in Europe’s Beer Capital

‘Autentisté!’ The Wine Revolution Brewing in Europe’s Beer Capital

The Czech Republic is recognized around the world as a beer-producing powerhouse, home to the original pilsner, and at least two candidates for the contested title of the original Budweiser. (Both are located in the Czech town of Budweis, known as České Budějovice in Czech.) Czechs also claim the world’s largest per-capita beer consumption, a […]

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The World’s Top 10 Wine Destinations for 2018

The World’s Top 10 Wine Destinations for 2018

It’s 2018, which means there’s a 12-month-long blank slate in front of you. Why not make this your year of wine travel? Nothing beats the experience of visiting a wine region in person. Winding through vineyards, meeting winemakers face-to-face, and sipping a wine on the grounds where it was grown provides a deeper understanding of […]

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