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You Can Find Some of the Best Sparkling Wines You’ve Never Tasted in Slovenia

You Can Find Some of the Best Sparkling Wines You’ve Never Tasted in Slovenia

There is no Michelin-starred restaurant or sommelier dressed in stiff white garb when you arrive at Istenič winery in Bizeljsko, Slovenia. The modest building near the Croatian border is surrounded by hillocks with terraced vineyards, and looks nothing like the ritzy wineries you might see in Australia’s Yarra Valley or the Cape Winelands in South […]

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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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The Up-To-Date Guide to Seattle’s Urban Winery Scene for 2018

The Up-To-Date Guide to Seattle’s Urban Winery Scene for 2018

Washington State wines are garnering national esteem (and investment) but, historically, the industry faced a geographical challenge. Washington’s vineyards and wineries are much farther from major city Seattle than is the case with, say, San Francisco and Napa and Sonoma Counties. Enterprising winemakers realized that a tasting room, if not an actually winery, in downtown […]

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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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The Largest Winery in Rioja Is an Underground Architectural Marvel

The Largest Winery in Rioja Is an Underground Architectural Marvel

Spain’s renowned Rioja wine region is dotted with both traditional wineries and others that push the boundaries of modern design. Surprisingly, Rioja’s largest winery is perhaps its most architecturally significant. Designed by architect Ignacio Quemada Sáenz-Badillos in 2001, Campo Viejo appears from the distance as two small, modern buildings sandwiched between rows of vines on […]

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What Do Winemakers Do All Winter Long?

What Do Winemakers Do All Winter Long?

When we think of vineyards, we generally envision flourishing canopies of green, leafy vines placed one after another in parallel lines, plump grapes in various colors dotting every row. During the spring, we know exactly what the winemakers are doing; they are nourishing those vines and getting ready for good old harvest, of course, which […]

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