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Best Hotels Near Wineries

Hipmunk | Posted 08.04.2014 | Travel
Hipmunk

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 08.06.2014 | 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 07.25.2014 | 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 07.16.2014 | Taste
Menuism

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 07.17.2014 | 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."

Livermore Stories: Nottingham Cellars

Mary Orlin | Posted 07.08.2014 | Taste
Mary Orlin

He's been called a rising star, a rock star of the Livermore Valley wine scene.  He's a young gun for sure -- in his late twenties -- a completely self-taught winemaker.  Meet Collin Cranor of Nottingham Cellars.

Guilt-free Wine Tasting With Kids?

Kari Haugeto | Posted 08.12.2014 | Travel
Kari Haugeto

Why can't I explore the vineyards with my kids, ages 7, 9 and 12, without getting the sloe-eye from the proprietor or other patrons? Have I broken with proper etiquette? Or is this just a uniquely American hang-up?

Wine-Tasting, Hiking, Rudesheim and the Rheingau (Why Rick Steves Might Want to Reconsider)

Susan Kraus | Posted 08.11.2014 | Travel
Susan Kraus

One of the delights of Rudesheim and the Rheingau is a walking wine-tasting tour. A guide familiar with the history of the region, often called "German Tuscany," can escort you to some of the top wine estates, hiking vineyard to vineyard.

Meeting a Great White: A Memorable Start to Summer

Travelzoo | Posted 08.11.2014 | Travel
Travelzoo

Over the weekend a buddy and I were fishing about five miles off the coast of Jupiter, Florida, when we spotted something and couldn't believe our eyes. Well, just watch the video to see what happened next.

Exploring the Wine Country of Beaujolais

Jerry Lanson | Posted 08.08.2014 | Travel
Jerry Lanson

June sparkles here. Roses, poppies and other flowers bloom along stone walls and around the vines. The summer crowds have yet to arrive. Time, too, has its own pace. If the islands of the Caribbean have island time, Beaujolais has vineyard time, typically measured around wine tastes and easy talk.

Celebrity Collector: Alison Sweeney

Reyne Haines | Posted 08.01.2014 | Entertainment
Reyne Haines

PHOTO CREDIT: Tom Rafalovich Alison Sweeney has been a regular on your television screen since she was 5 years old. You might not remember her or...

14 Delicious Wines From Malbec World Day

Daniel Altman | Posted 06.23.2014 | Taste
Daniel Altman

April 17 was Malbec World Day, and we joined in by leading a special #WineChat on Twitter live from the New York City celebration, a huge event called...

Aquitaine | Bordeaux: Left Bank v. Right Bank

Britney Campbell | Posted 06.16.2014 | Taste
Britney Campbell

I'd like to share our journey through France by way of wine.

The Faithful Shopper: For Your Holy Day Holiday

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 06.14.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

With Passover here and Easter just days away, now is the time to plan a treat for your feast - or as a gift for your host or hostess. Whether you're a...

Wines I'm Drinking This Spring

John Mariani | Posted 05.31.2014 | Taste
John Mariani

In early spring, you can certainly still drink big-bodied red wines.

How To Go Wine Tasting Without Being Annoying

Food Riot | Posted 05.14.2014 | Taste
Food Riot

I still have a few tips to keep you from being disparaged by staff in the back room next time you hit the tasting bars.

Uncovering the Right Wine

Britney Campbell | Posted 05.10.2014 | Taste
Britney Campbell

I've seen quite frequently that there is a correlation between wine, age group, and demographic.

California May Loosen Alcohol Laws For Underage Students

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 03.04.2014 | College

A new bill proposed in California would allow some underage students to taste alcohol, all in the name of academia. Students enrolled in brewing, v...

Resolve to Explore the Golden State in 2014

Tracy Christoph | Posted 04.02.2014 | Travel
Tracy Christoph

It's not too late to make a New Year's resolution, or if you've already given up on yours, start all over with a resolution to travel west in 2014. And having just wrapped up an amazing trip to California, I can guarantee that resolving to travel through the Golden State will be a commitment worth keeping.

Ranking The Top 5 Bum Wines

Thrillist | Posted 03.18.2014 | Taste
Thrillist

Some call it "bum wine" or "brown bag vino." But the cultured call it "fortified wine."

We Made A Sommelier Taste All The Trader Joe's Two-Buck Chucks

Thrillist | Posted 03.12.2014 | Taste
Thrillist

Some of it's actually pretty damn good, and could easily be sold as Nine-to-Eleven-Buck Chuck.

Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé: Delicious Wines, Relative Values

Richard Jennings | Posted 03.05.2014 | Taste
Richard Jennings

It is an area that has been growing grapes since Roman times and the source of some of the world's greatest Merlot and Cabernet Franc based wines.

Idaho: Wine Tasting, SUP Yoga and 100-Mile Gravel Ride (PHOTOS)

Stefani Jackenthal | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel
Stefani Jackenthal

I knew any ride masterminded by Rebecca, the three-time 24-hour Solo Mountain Bike World Champion, dubbed "The Queen of Pain," would be brutal. Despite my white-knuckled ways, I signed up for what promised to be a gravel-grinding, lung-busting, dusty century ride, set for Labor Day weekend.

Top 10 Wine Destinations Around the World

Viator | Posted 11.05.2013 | Travel
Viator

Going wine tasting is a charming way to spend a day or a weekend. It is so enjoyable, in fact, that wine tasting has become a vacation in itself. Wine...

How We Taste and Why

Daniel Altman | Posted 12.30.2013 | Taste
Daniel Altman

We don't taste blind.