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A Feast For The Senses: Chef's Table At St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery

Vivien Moon | Posted 01.25.2017 | Taste
Vivien Moon

St. Supéry Dollarhide Ranch. Image courtesy St. Supéry There are places so singular, it's hard to imagine a world existing beyond them. Driving th...

Solitude and Joy In the Willamette Valley

Kay Tacke Morse | Posted 12.21.2016 | Travel
Kay Tacke Morse

Anticipation seeps through the open car windows, as it tends to when we near a desired destination, hovering to find a place to land, once the navigat...

New 'Red Revolution' Underway In China

Taylor Butch | Posted 10.12.2016 | Home
Taylor Butch

China's wine industry has matured in recent years to become a player on the world's stage as its consumers widely purchase wine from overseas markets via physical means and the Internet. With overseas travel and smartphone sales on the rise, and Chinese business tycoons claiming stake to world-class vineyards, expect the Chinese wine revolution to continue into the future.

China Through a Wine Glass

Suna Senman | Posted 09.02.2016 | Home
Suna Senman

China Though a Wine Glass is actually an insightful picture of current day China relating to the world while striving to maintain the Maoist culture. Personal life, politics, commerce and wine blend in the telling of how a malleable Western mind could succeed in the Chinese society and market.

California's Classic Road Trip: The Pacific Coast Highway

David Code | Posted 06.24.2016 | Travel
David Code

Most of my family's travel is international, but when my son suggested driving the Pacific Coast Highway from San Francisco down to Los Angeles, we couldn't resist.

Spain and Portugal (with a Philadelphia Bonus)

David Code | Posted 04.29.2016 | Travel
David Code

The Spanish understand something we don't, and it's a big part of what makes life fulfilling. It's called "ambiente." We might be tempted to trans...

A Weekend in the Wine Country: Yountville, California

Michelle Rae Uy | Posted 04.19.2016 | Travel
Michelle Rae Uy

A winery in Napa Valley (Photo by Michelle Rae Uy) It was a gorgeous scene--rolling hills of grapevines laid before us, half covered by the early mor...

Ode to Malbec

Laura Catena | Posted 04.18.2016 | Taste
Laura Catena

Argentina's most famous wine grape varietal, Malbec, is perhaps the best suited to Mendoza's sunny mountain soil and climate. Malbec is one of the five Bordeaux varietals; the other varietals are Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot. I

Napa Valley's Hidden Gems: Food, Ambiance, and Architecture

David Code | Posted 12.18.2016 | Travel
David Code

For many people, Napa=Wine. But for us, Napa=food, ambiance, and architecture. You have a lot to look forward to when you visit.

Winemaker Spotlight: Senses Wines

Kelly Mitchell | Posted 12.07.2015 | Taste
Kelly Mitchell

After a long Northern California drought, the rain finally returns. It takes one such day to bring me to Occidental via Sebastopol. I've never been t...

Climate Change May Change The Global Wine Map

HuffPost France | Sara Elkamel | Posted 12.02.2015 | Home

Global warming has its markers, such as melting ice caps and rising sea levels. Its impact on the world's vineyards is another, lesser known issue. An...

Distracted By the Past? Daunted By the Future? Find Your Present In South Africa

Karen J. Francis | Posted 09.30.2016 | Travel
Karen J. Francis

When I finally landed in South Africa (after two days and three flights), I now had physical exhaustion to add to an already-wearied mind. Prior to the trip, an unexpected setback left me teetering. The optimistic joviality that had sustained me all summer was waning. And I found myself anxiously awaiting a second wind.

Eagles' Nest Vineyard: A Must on Any Cape Town Itinerary

Susan Portnoy | Posted 08.04.2016 | Travel
Susan Portnoy

Twenty minutes drive from Cape Town, South Africa, high up in the hills of the Constantia Mountain Range, the city's wine country, sits Eagles' Nest, ...

Auction Napa Valley 2015

Emillio Mesa | Posted 06.18.2016 | San Francisco
Emillio Mesa

The yearly Auction Napa Valley has become a pilgrimage in California. It's been less than a year since the earthquake, but not even a natural threat could keep this weekend from flowing. Its purpose is to nourish the lives of more than 90,000 people annually.

4 California Wineries With Rich Histories

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 06.23.2015 | Travel
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Post-Prohibition, Beringer became the first Napa winery to offer public tours, sparking the wine tourism industry in the valley. This past March, Mark Beringer, a direct descendant of Jacob, became the head winemaker at the estate after previously working at Artesa Vineyards.

What Does Fifty-Year-Old Wine and Beyond Taste Like?

Quora | Posted 06.20.2015 | Taste
Quora

I have only had a few bottles of wine over 50 years old but it is always [memorable] because the sensual experience is enhanced by the ruminations on what was happening when the wine was made. From a tasting perspective, I have had a bunch of wines from the 60s and I think that experience is similar.

North to South: Touring Argentina's Wine Regions

Jacada Travel | Posted 06.14.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

On a journey through Argentina explore each of the three unique wine regions to discover the Malbec, Torrontes and Pinot Noir that they are so famous for.

Charles Smith Joins Marlo Thomas (VIDEO)

Posted 03.30.2015 | Home

Wine expert Charles Smith joined us for a very special episode of Mondays with Marlo, covering all things wine! Charles taught us everything from how...

Love Wine? Sonoma's Grape Camp Is Your Dream Vacation

SmarterTravel | Posted 05.30.2015 | Travel
SmarterTravel

At tasting rooms around the county, visitors can listen in on discussions of the harvest. But to truly drink it all in, there's no beating the hands-on, right-in-the-middle-of-it-all immersion of Sonoma County Grape Camp.

8 Gorgeous Spring Getaways Near NYC to Book Now

offMetro.com | Posted 05.06.2015 | Travel
offMetro.com

That morning will come when you don't hear the clanking heaters or shovels scraping the snow off the sidewalks and you'll know it's time to pack a bag for your weekend escape to one of these eight beautiful hotels, each an easy car-free ride away from New York City.

Cycling and Sipping in Bordeaux, France (PHOTOS)

Stefani Jackenthal | Posted 04.12.2015 | Travel
Stefani Jackenthal

The wine's fresh cut grass aromas and frisky acidity perfectly pair with the wealth of scrumptious oysters harvested further south in Cap Ferret, a seaside resort adjacent to the Arcachon Bay, often called the Hamptons of Bordeaux. I can still taste the fat juicy oysters exploding with creamy brininess, like kiss of fresh sea air.

The Best California Weekend Road Trips

Findery | Posted 04.05.2015 | Travel
Findery

There is something really harsh about the beginning of a new year. We all need something to look forward to. Are you ready to get out of town? While you may not be able to take time off from work, there's always the weekend. Hop in the car, put on your favorite music playlist and drive.

You Don't Know Fizz About Champagne, The Royal Drink

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 02.21.2015 | Taste
Sidonie Sawyer

If you check the label and see the origin and the name Champagne on the bottle, you can be assured you are drinking the real thing.

Why Bordeaux Is Much More Than Sipping Wine

Suchi Rudra | Posted 12.27.2014 | Travel
Suchi Rudra

I'm in Bordeaux wine country, enjoying locally made, aged-to-perfection cheese -- I will eat the wrapping and all.

How Climate Affects The Quality Of Wine, From Charles Smith

Posted 10.23.2014 | Home

Why do the best wines come from mild grey climates? According to wine expert Charles Smith , wine is produced in these regions because it's the perfec...