Posts Tagged ‘ Wine ’

Zurich: Swiss Wines to Remember

July 2, 2016
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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

July 1, 2016
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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 to the city’s oldest and largest winery dating to 1870....
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Mendoza: The Wine’s in the Altitude

June 30, 2016
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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 about cities –– great cafes and restaurants, hip boutiques, picturesque...
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Napa Valley Vacation

June 1, 2016
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Napa Valley Vacation

Catching the sunrise from a hot air balloon floating above the Napa Valley vineyards is one spectacular way to start the day, but there are plenty of other thrills in this picturesque California wine region. For a taste of Napa’s food and culture scene, a good first stop is the Copia center which hosts...
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Take a “Flight” – Tour northern California’s black-owned vineyards

May 15, 2016
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Take a “Flight” – Tour northern California’s black-owned vineyards

You can spend a month in California’s wine country and feel like you haven’t made a dent in the list of  wineries worth visiting. With nearly 1,000 sprinkled between Santa Barbara to the south and Mendocino to the north, savvy oenophiles design their tours based on considerations such as geography and variety, like trying...
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