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Gilding The Golden Mile: Exploring Ribera del Duero, Spain

Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen | Posted 06.28.2014 | Travel
Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen

It is a great idea to bring some bottles home to enjoy later, but Spanish aging requirements actually mean that the wines have aged appropriately and are ready to drink now.

Gimenez Riili Arrives in the United States

Daniel Altman | Posted 02.12.2014 | Taste
Daniel Altman

Not many Americans can name more than a few small, family-run wineries in Argentina. The shelves in American shops are dominated by big producers and ...

A Chat with Michael Evans of The Vines of Mendoza

Daniel Altman | Posted 11.16.2013 | Taste
Daniel Altman

The Vines of Mendoza has grown into a wine and tourism phenomenon. We asked Michael Evans how it all started and where it's going next.

What's New in Burgundy?

Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen | Posted 07.10.2013 | Travel
Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen

We have been visiting Burgundy for fifteen years, and although wine has been made here since the first century AD and tradition reigns strong, there is always something new afoot in the original home of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

Paso Robles: A Wine Lover's Paradise on California's Central Coast

Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen | Posted 06.02.2013 | Travel
Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen

The Paso Robles AVA (American Viticultural Area) contains over 200 wineries and 26,000 acres of grapevines.

PHOTOS: Touring Napa Valley

Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen | Posted 03.29.2013 | Travel
Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen

Whether you are headed to Napa to check out the "mother ship" of your favorite bottle or to discover a new gem that is mailing list only, it is bound to be a trip full of discoveries.

Fall Is The Best Season For Winery Visits

Tracy Christoph | Posted 12.20.2012 | Travel
Tracy Christoph

Each wine region offers its own unique charms, beautiful scenery and delicious varieties of wine. Though I do have favorite Virginia vineyards near my hometown, I love traveling to Napa and Sonoma in California's wine country, and to Washington state as well. What could be better?

PHOTOS: The Other Tuscany

Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen | Posted 11.04.2012 | Travel
Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen

The high stone medieval walls of this tiny village contain many treasures of their own, such as Entoteca Tognoni, where you can pass an entire afternoon sampling a few glasses of the local wines served with an overfilled board of local salami and prosciutto.