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Domaine Sainte Marie's Vie Vite: France's Top Provence Rose

Jan 17, 2018  |   Contributor: Steve Mirsky

Located just outside Saint Tropez, in France's Cotes de Provence, Domaine Sainte Marie's 11-acre winery dating back to the 18th century features vineyards with bountiful southern exposures and soft porous soils primarily comprised of mica schists and white quartz.

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Historical Elegance & Rural Portuguese Landscapes Enhance the Beauty of Palacio da Lousa

Dec 18, 2017  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Aside from the natural friendliness of Portuguese people, and their fine wine and food, staying at a small-town property in a rural setting with an authentic, 300-year-old history is an added delight. Particularly so if it happens to be the hilltop, four-star, 46-room Palácio da Lousã.

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Exploring The Oenophile Utopia of Bordeaux with Viking River Cruises

Dec 15, 2017  |   Contributor: Glenn Harris

When we think of gourmet food and fine wine, most will instantly think of France. And when we think of where to find the finest wine in France, we of course think Bordeaux. It was Napoleon III who first organized the region’s wine chateaus in 1855 and designated their land as unique in their ability to produce the world’s most exquisite wines.

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Sip on Bodega Numanthia's 2013 Termanthia, the Jewel of Spanish Wine

Dec 15, 2017  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

There are many excellent wines in the world, but fewer than you might think are truly exceptional. The jewel on the crown of Spain’s great Bodega Numanthia winery—founded in Argujilo-Zamora by the Eguren Family in 1998—is Termanthia, the esteemed vintner’s most precious and rare creation.

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Brazil is South America's Latest Rising Star Wine Producer

Dec 7, 2017  |   Contributor: Steve Mirsky

From a country that exports the most star soccer players and sets the bar for lavish Carnival celebrations the world over, it's easy to overlook Brazil as a major wine producer.

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Behind the Wine-Lover's Private Paradise with Anthony von Mandl of Martin's Lane Winery

Dec 5, 2017  |   Contributor: Paige Rosenthal

Anthony von Mandl is easily one of British Columbia’s most successful in the beverage industry. It all began with a roll-of-the-dice purchase of the Mission Hill Estate, a dilapidated estate with run-down sheds filled to the brim with fruit flies, but a breathtaking location, perched on a hilltop that was worth the price tag.

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Tasting the Alsace Region's Dopff & Irion Wines

Nov 8, 2017  |   Contributor: Steve Mirsky

Since the Renaissance, wine making has thrived throughout France's Alsace region, particularly in the Village of Riquewihr. Its moniker “Pearl of the Alsace” celebrates a fabled wine making heritage, as well as the village's unchanging layout and overall appearance since the Middle Ages.

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Experience Wine Culture Extraordinaire at Australia's Port Phillip Estate

Oct 30, 2017  |   Contributor: Glenn Harris

Less than an hour’s drive south from the manic pace of Melbourne, Australia is the Mornington Peninsula.  A beautiful stretch of earth with crystal blue waters on each side, verdant national parks and quaint seaside towns. In the middle of the peninsula is a breathtaking mountain range that vacillates between lush, green forests and picturesque farmlands, with cattle, sheep, all manner of vegetables and, of course, the grape.

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Sip and Swirl at the Top 7 Wine Bars in Singapore

Sep 13, 2017  |   Contributor: The LuxeNomad

Not all those who wander are lost, sometimes they just can’t find their glass. Have your wine, swirl it around, sniff, throw it back and repeat.

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Why Napa is Our New Favorite Destination for the Holidays | Sponsored Content by Meadowood Napa Valley

Sep 1, 2017  |   Contributor: Meadowood Napa Valley

Home to some of the most beautiful scenery and best wines in the world, it's hard to beat Napa Valley as a vacation destination any time of year.

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What Makes Chardonnay a Chablis?

Aug 1, 2017  |   Contributor: Steve Mirsky

The word Chablis is said to derive from two Celtic words: cab (house) and leya (near the wood). The village and surrounding wine region of Chablis is situated near Champagne, France in Bourgogne's northern extremity between Paris and Beaune.

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Stellenbosch: South Africa's Art, Wine & Culture Capital

Jul 31, 2017  |   Contributor: Kat Ward

South Africa's most populous city has been steadily growing its reputation as a wine region over the last decade or so. 

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Black Barn Retreats of Hawke’s Bay: New Zealand’s Ultimate Vines, Wines and Dine Vacation

Jul 6, 2017  |   Contributor: Glenn Harris

Hawke’s Bay is the culinary mecca that put New Zealand on the international wine connoisseur’s map.

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Is Sonoma County America's Most Complete Wine Region?

Jun 26, 2017  |   Contributor: Nick Kontis

Robert Frost said, “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.” That mantra bodes well when deciding where to visit Northern California’s two most celebrated grape destinations.

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Bordeaux’s Sensory Encounters: Notes from a Wine-Inspired River Cruise

May 5, 2017  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

Many new dimensions define what luxury has become. Opulence was once considered to be acquisition of high end material: purses, clothing, shoes, basic consumer stuff.  With travel, it was seeing destinations along a well-trod, well-known path. Now, with new emerging buying populations, the meaning is evolving. 

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