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Does Temecula Valley's Wine Country Measure Up To Its Northern Neighbor, Napa Valley?

Jun 13, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

With the pull of a lever, puffs of fire shot up above our heads, warming the surrounding air and filling the checkered-rainbow hot air balloon as we rose higher and higher. Lofty Idea, as she is called, slowly moved farther and farther from the ground, quietly showing you how small you really are. On this crystal clear day the wind was tranquil, which meant the women piloting this Wizard-of-Oz vessel would have to heavily rely on finding just the right air space to cause the balloon to move right or left.

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Villa Spalletti Trivelli: A Discreet Boutique Hotel Away From the Urban Rush of Rome

May 16, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Luxury boutique hotels often offer some of the most alluring experiences due to their exceptional charm. The personal attention received from staff, fewer guests around the property and a welcoming atmosphere help make boutique hotels stand out. Along these lines, Villa Spalletti Trivelli is equipped with only 12 guestrooms and the exclusivity makes it one of Rome's top hotels on Trip Advisor.

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Take a Peek Inside the Relaxed Spanish Colonial Revival Design of the Dolin Malibu Estate Vineyards

Mar 4, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

We've been on a mission to find our readers some of the coolest homes out there, and we knew we just had to feature this one. Located in Malibu, California, this home just so happens to be part of the Dolin Malibu Estate Vineyards. 

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Visit a Tuscan Castle Where Michelangelo Sought Inspiration: Castello di Gabbiano

Nov 28, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

Before arriving in Tuscany, I tried to imagine what the Italian countryside would look like in the fall: trees slowly shedding their yellow and orange leaves, rows off grapevines rolling down the hills, layers of lush green mountains sitting solemnly in the distance. Driving around the winding roads to my accommodations at Castello di Gabbiano, I quickly saw that my assumptions were correct. It was exactly as pictured, yet something about it was really surprising.

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A Foodie Adventure in South America: 12 Days of Wineries, Cooking Classes & Local Cuisine

Oct 15, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Part of the excitement of traveling is getting to experience the local cuisine of each new destination; likewise, part of the anxiety of traveling is trying the local cuisine…if you know what I mean. To accommodate both emotions, Discovery Adventures in partnership with Discovery Communications and G Adventures has created a trip for the ultimate foodie traveler. The Argentina & Chile Gourmet Adventure is a 12-day journey in November that highlights South American foods and wines, specifically chosen by knowledgeable tour operators.

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A New Trend in Passion Investment: Vineyards By Christie's International Real Estate

Jun 4, 2013  |   Contributor: Susan Kime  |  2 Comments

Christie’s International Real Estate is the only global luxury real estate network wholly owned by a fine art auction house. Earlier this month, it announced the launch of an innovative advisory service for international buyers of vineyard estates.Vineyards by Christie’s International Real Estate is the first program of its kind.... Read More

Champagne Tasting in Reims and Épernay on a Day Trip From Paris

Nov 29, 2012  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

More than Burgundy, more than Bordeaux, the wine that France is most known for is that bubbly elixir called Champagne—a heady blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier that can only come from the region of the same name, and which is synonymous with celebration and luxury.... Read More

The Sparkling Tastes of Cantine Ferrari

Nov 21, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

For many, including myself, fine wine doesn't just stop with the contents of the bottle, it extends beyond to the company itself. If a brand wants to set itself apart from the pack nowadays, not only does the product have to be fantastic and unique, the story behind it has to be personable enough to emotionally invest customers beyond the wine glass. Ferrari knows this and in inviting a select group of writers, reviewers, and editors to a wine tasting lunch at Busalacchi's A Modo Mio in Hillcrest, San Diego with Ferrari Chairman, Matteo Lunelli, they made a point to not only talk about the wine, but about the tradition and passion behind it.... Read More

6 Unlikely Wine Regions Around the World

Aug 31, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman  |  4 Comments

Certain parts of the world are like sacred ground for oenophiles, namely France and Northern California. But a number of unexpected locales are also getting into the wine business and turning out vintages that are receiving a lot of attention.... Read More

What a Find! Oregon Wine Country

Aug 3, 2012  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

Blessed with one of the most diverse climates in the world, Oregon is a fascinating place to grow wine. It’s also a fascinating place to visit. From the Willamette Valley and Columbia Gorge in the north, to the Umpqua, Rogue, and Applegate Valleys in the south, the hills and valleys hold a splendid variety of aromas and flavors.... Read More

Wine Tasting Beside the Yakima River at Desert Wind Winery

Jul 24, 2012  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

Located at the foot of the Horse Heaven Hills in the Yakima Valley AVA, Desert Wind Winery pays homage to the area’s arid, hot climate with its name, handcrafted wines, and distinctive style of hospitality.... Read More

Salamander Resort & Spa | Virginia Equestrian Retreat

Jun 29, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

With 340 acres of Virginia country side and vineyards as a backdrop, the Salamander luxury resort and spa is a beautiful destination scheduled to open in 2013. The resort, located in Middleburg Virginia, will be just a thirty minute drive from Washington D.C.’s Dulles International Airport and an hour from the capital.... Read More

Grassini Family Vineyards in the Heart of Santa Ynez Valley

Jun 27, 2012  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

At the start of the new millennium, Larry Grassini, a lover of fine Bordeaux, decided to plant a vineyard on his ranch in Happy Canyon. He and his wife, Sharon, purchased the land back in the 1980s to serve as a family retreat... Read More

The Bernardus Lodge Rejuvenates the Renowned Marinus Restaurant

May 21, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

The Bernardus Lodge, located on 26 acres of vineyards and lavender in Carmel Valley and home to the Marinus restaurant, will soon relaunch the renowned establishment to reflect a new era of dining. With the help of New York’s Charlie Akwa design team, Chef Cal Stamenov hopes to match Marinus’ beautiful new interior with an equally refined menu. The classic white linen table clothes and ultra traditional service is being revised to meet new dining trends which lean towards elegant, yet slightly less formal.... Read More

Wine Tasting in St. Clement Vineyards' Historic Napa Valley Estate

Apr 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

The short path from the parking lot to the charming Victorian house that houses St. Clement Vineyards’ tasting room is steep, but worth every step. The landmark Napa Valley estate, established in 1878 by the San Francisco stained glass merchant Fritz Rosenbaum, was one of the first bonded wineries in the Napa Valley.... Read More

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