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Telluride, Colorado and Dunton Hot Springs: High Altitudes and Haute Cuisine

Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen | Posted 10.28.2014 | Travel
Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen

The town of Telluride has a mere 2,500 residents but what it lacks in size it makes up in beauty. The entire town sits in a valley situated at 8,500 feet of elevation and is surrounded by majestic snow capped mountains that reach well over 10,000 feet.

Auction Napa Valley 2014 Raises $18.4 Million for Charity

Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen | Posted 08.09.2014 | Taste
Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen

In one of the most anticipated wine country events of the year, Auction Napa Valley 2014 raised $18.4 million for non-profit charities that provide community health and children's education to the valley's residents.

Coastal Tuscany's "Hidden" Treasure: Exploring Morellino di Scansano

Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen | Posted 07.05.2014 | Travel
Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen

The main attractions for winemakers are the hilly slopes and good soil of the region, which are ideal for Sangiovese and other hearty red varieties such as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Alicante, and Ciliegiolo.

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.

Where Wine Meets Winter

Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen | Posted 03.16.2013 | Travel
Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen

Visiting the more than 30 wineries in Niagara and Twenty Valley is also a great way to brave the cold.

Wines of the Southern Hemisphere Wins Gourmand's 'Best Wine Book' 2012

Regina Varolli | Posted 01.30.2013 | Home
Regina Varolli

The World Wine Guys, Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen, have done something nobody has ever done before: They've written a book dedicated 100 percent to "Wines of the Southern Hemisphere."

PHOTOS: Betting On Burgundy

Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen | Posted 01.12.2013 | Travel
Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen

Burgundy is the birthplace of not just delicious wine and Beef Bourguignon but the grand-pere of all charity wine auctions, The Hospice de Beaune.

PHOTOS: Capturing Spring In Australia's Historic Wine Region

Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen | Posted 12.23.2012 | Travel
Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen

At this time of year in the U.S., the sunlight suddenly seems less vibrant, summer fruits give way to root vegetables in farmers markets, and it feels as if the holidays and winter's chill are just around the corner. Don't you wish you could step into a time machine and head back to spring, with the first splash of green and the promise of summer? That's what we've done for the past few winters, while researching our book, "Wines of the Southern Hemisphere," and there really is something special about springtime in the Barossa.

Grape To Glass In Sonoma

Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen | Posted 12.03.2012 | Travel
Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen

Wine travel is always a voyage of discovery; as much as we like to plan our trips, we sometimes like to ditch the agenda and find out the secrets that a region has to offer. A recent trip to California's Sonoma County gave us everything we have come to expect from wine country: Beautiful vistas of rolling hills covered with grapevines, hand-crafted meals cooked with precision, and glass upon glass of exquisitely made wines.

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.

'Wine Enthusiast' Editors Create the Perfect Cookbook for Summer

Regina Varolli | Posted 07.03.2012 | Home
Regina Varolli

A new cookbook by Wine Enthusiast editors Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen really gets the way we all cook at home, especially the way we want to cook in the hot summer months.