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A Guide to Wine Tasting New Zealand

Jenn Brown | Posted 10.06.2015 | Travel
Jenn Brown

Most people come to New Zealand for the thrills. Not many tourist destinations put such emphasis on throwing yourself off bridges, cliff edges, or perfectly-functioning airplanes purely for the adrenaline rush.

The Faithful Shopper: Life Is a Party, Plan Perfectly

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 09.30.2015 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Parties are one of life's true pleasures, but planning them can be a real problem. After all, there's food to prepare, a venue to secure, entertainmen...

Sip and Stay: 3 B&B's Featuring Wine Events Worth Raising A Glass To | Posted 09.28.2015 | Travel

Everyone knows by now that there are plenty of amazing inns you can find in wine country all across the U.S., but did you also know that there are several B&B's that offer special wine experiences all on their own? From private wine tastings to decadent dinners, which are both educational and entertaining, here are three properties where sipping and staying pair to perfection.

Planning a Wine Country Road Trip

Joy Pecknold | Posted 09.02.2015 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

All roads lead to wine. Isn't that how the saying goes? No? Well, it should. With the summer maelstrom winding down and autumn approaching, now is a c...

How Mindfulness Makes Wine Taste Better and So Much More

Craig E. Sherman | Posted 08.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Craig E. Sherman

So I raise my glass of wine, view its burgundy hue, and smell its hints of fruit. I raise it to my lips and savor its sweet taste and encourage you to, without judgment, take notice of all that life offers in this moment.

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

Susan Portnoy | Posted 08.04.2015 | 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, ...

Inside Wine: Beauty In The Bottle

Sondra Barrett | Posted 07.27.2015 | Taste
Sondra Barrett

Wine entered the picture unexpectedly when I was invited to apply to be artist-in-residence for a large Napa Valley winery. For my interview I photographed my first wine; the winemaker told me that the photo looked like his wine tasted.

People Who Drink Wine Are Wimps

Galanty Miller | Posted 07.24.2015 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

The United States is a beverage-crazed nation. A while back, I wrote an essay about Americans' infatuation with coffee. I'm not a big fan of coffee because it's too darn hot. I'm not a big fan of wine because it gives me a headache. And I'm not a big fan of beer because it tastes like dirty toilet water.

21 Eye-Opening and Offbeat Things to Do in Vermont

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 06.19.2015 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Though most identified with maple syrup and green mountains, the New England state of Vermont also gave rise to the spirit of land conservation, the Morgan Horse, and a slew of other surprising world-renowned institutions and people -- including Robert Frost and Grandma Moses.

How To Properly Pair Oysters With Wine

VinePair | Posted 05.29.2015 | Taste

Which wine, much like which oyster you should order, depends on your taste.

Lovers That Love Virginia

Kevin Richberg | Posted 05.27.2015 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

They say Virginia is for lovers! She's for lovers of scenery, lovers of fine dining, lovers of history & culture, lovers of wine & music, and most importantly she's for lovers of travel.

The Stages Of Falling Head Over Heels For Wine

The Huffington Post | Jessica Kane | Posted 05.11.2015 | Taste

Wine: It brings us together, helps us unwind and generally sets either a celebratory or peaceful mood. In fact, it's pretty tough not to appreciate a ...

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.

10 Booze-Infused Getaways You Won't Want To Forget

Cheapflights | Posted 06.04.2015 | Travel

Whether you're a former keg stand champion with an affinity for beer, prefer to sip wine while soaking up culture or only like liquor when it's used for an indulgent spa treatment, take a look at's top 10 booze-infused getaways. And as a PSA to all you tipsy travelers: Remember to drink responsibly because nothing can ruin a vacation quite like a hangover

America's First Theme Park Fetes Its Berried Past

Annabel Osberg | Posted 05.26.2015 | Los Angeles
Annabel Osberg

Entertainment abounds in Southern California; whereas agriculture is scarce, so we crave the pastoral idea of it. With the Boysenberry Festival, the relationship between agriculture and amusement has come full circle at Knott's.

Honest Wine Labels Describe Which Drinks Pair Best With Divorce Papers, And Other Situations

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 03.06.2015 | Taste

Wine pairings we can get behind.

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.

If You Blast Your Wine With Sound Waves, Does It Taste Better?

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 11.22.2014 | Technology

Here's a weird one to bust out at your next dinner party.

This App Knows Your Drink Preference Better Than You Do

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 11.21.2014 | Technology

A new app called NextGlass wants to help you manage all of your beer (and wine) options

There's No Whining in Grape Stomping

Stacey Hatton | Posted 11.22.2014 | Taste
Stacey Hatton

Grape stomping was like that for me. I was discovering new territory, like the settlers who had traversed the swales of Kansas before me. Although I'm fairly certain the early adventurers weren't rewarded with wine, corn and glow sticks.

Best Hotels Near Wineries

Hipmunk | Posted 10.04.2014 | Travel

After a long day of wine tasting, you'll want a relaxing place to call home for the night. Stay close to the winery action without skimping on style, comfort or amenities at one of these prime spots for a wine-filled getaway.

A Progressive Food and Wine Pairing Journey at Jordan

Mary Orlin | Posted 09.24.2014 | Taste
Mary Orlin

Jordan Winery and Vineyards, located in Sonoma County's Alexander Valley just north of Healdsburg, is a vast 1,200 acre property, boasting not just 1...

After 10 Years, Sideways is Still Bewitching

Peg Melnik | Posted 09.23.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

The hit film Sideways, which debuted in 2004, still holds up with pinot noir as the clever matchmaker. To recap, the comedy follows the antics of two...

How To Taste Sparkling Wine Like A Pro

Menuism | Posted 09.15.2014 | Taste

You'll want to brush up on the basics, thereby ensuring that any bad behavior only comes out after a few glasses.

Shenandoah Valley's Godfather of Barbera

In the Gold Country | Posted 09.15.2014 | Taste
In the Gold Country

These days I don't let out of town visitors leave without a trip to Shenandoah Valley in Plymouth for a taste of our local Barberas, which Wine Enthusiast calls California's "second true variety."