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Zurich: Swiss Wines to Remember

February 23, 2012
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Zurich: Swiss Wines to Remember

After receiving a coveted invitation to the Masters of Food and Wine event held at the Park Hyatt in Zurich last autumn, I immediately started daydreaming about the sensational dining experiences ahead. I knew enough to anticipate succulent –– and sustainable –– menus and the stunning Alpine scenery. However, I didn’t expect to fall...
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San Juan: Exploring an Argentinian Wine Trail

February 16, 2012
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San Juan: Exploring an Argentinian Wine Trail

On a recent visit to San Juan, Argentina’ssecond-biggest wine region, I came ready to taste. But before diving into the local Malbec and other varietals, I also knew some education was in order. I headed to the Santiago Graffigna wine museum, which is adjacent...
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Mendoza: The Wine’s in the Altitude

February 1, 2012
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Mendoza: The Wine’s in the Altitude

Although Mendoza, Argentina, is off the tourism map compared to Buenos Aires –– its much bigger and more visited urban counterpart –– this small city is definitely ready for its close up. The capital of Argentina’s Mendoza province offers all the things I like...
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Chicago: Everyone’s Kind of Town

January 15, 2012
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Chicago: Everyone’s Kind of Town

Hipper than ever, Chicago is one fantastic town that lives up to its reputation. Why else would this city have a seemingly infinite number of hit songs about its...
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Buenos Aires, The Real City that Never Sleeps

January 10, 2012
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Buenos Aires, The Real City that Never Sleeps

Hey, don’t cry for me, I just returned from the most cost-effective, fun-filled, and culturally stimulating vacation I’ve been on in a long time. In Argentina. With the U.S....
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Los Angeles: Entourage Optional

January 1, 2012
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Los Angeles: Entourage Optional

Increase your odds of a celebrity run-in by jetting to L.A. for a weekend of stargazing and a taste of Hollywood glamour. Get into the “Old Hollywood” groove with...
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