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Bypass Bordeaux and Discover the Indigenous Wines of Athens Instead

Oct 8, 2015  |   Contributor: Tricia Conover

Athens has long been known for its history and gastronomic expertise, but the emerging importance of the local wine industry adds an exciting new dimension. Vintners are rediscovering indigenous grapes (like Assyrtiko, Moschofilero, Savatiano and Xinomavro), meaning that discerning wine connoisseurs are getting a whole lot more to sip than the usual international staples of Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. 

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The $2,600 Twisted Wine Carafe That Even Hannibal Lecter Would Love

Oct 6, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Made from borosilicate glass—which is commonly used by artisans due to its shock-resistance—this unique Twist wine carafe is from Bordeaux-based artist Etienne Meneau. As one of his many strange decanters that resemble arteries, this design can actually be left empty or filled with whatever you want. Obviously, red wine looks the coolest.

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The Peninsula Brings Together Global Vineyards for 3-Month Wine Tasting Event

Sep 28, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

This autumn, The Peninsula New York will be holding a Wine Dinner Series at the hotel’s Clement restaurant. The event will take place over three evenings in October, November and December and will highlight the talents of winemakers from the US and Europe.

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Visit the World's Top 5 Wine-Producing Regions With These Wine Tours

Sep 26, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Wine season is here (at least for the Northern Hemisphere)—so naturally, we’re enjoying a nice a full-bodied Cab at the moment (it’s 5 o’clock somewhere). Did you know that only 10 countries produce 80 percent of the earth’s wine? And, according to Wine Folly, “the top three wine regions in the world make enough wine to fill 5,127 Olympic-sized swimming pools.” 

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The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco Opens the Wine-Infused JCB Tasting Lounge

Sep 15, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The wine world has collided with The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco in the form of a new luxury tasting lounge in the hotel’s lobby. Enlisting the help of winemaker Jean-Charles Boisset, the Ritz’s JCB Tasting Lounge gives guests a stylish place to relax, sip some wine and nibble on appetizers from the Parallel 37 restaurant.

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Credible or Snobby? Is There Anything to Do About the 1855 Wine Classification?

Aug 28, 2015  |   Contributor: Alexander Westgarth

Many wine collectors, historians and oenophiles admit that the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855 has been under attack since…well, 1855. Driven by the ambitions of Emperor Napoleon III to champion and showcase fine French Bordeaux at the 1855 Exposition Universelle (although scholars have since credited his cousin, Prince Napoleon Jerome, with actually organizing it), the system has served as the ultimate barometer for categorizing the quality of these wine world superstars and their châteaux of origin. 

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Wine for Beginners: Perfect These Terms and Taste Like a Pro!

Aug 26, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Learning the language of wine may be much more complicated than one may think. While some tasting phrases may be self-explanatory, like dry or fresh, others sound so bizarre that it’s hard to even make a guess as to what they mean. Of course, you don’t have to use the entire vast vocabulary out there to talk about wine, but if you find yourself among some serious aficionados or professionals, knowing some of these may come in handy.

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The Aervana Wine Aerator Leaves Sediment in the Bottle Where it Belongs

Aug 21, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Any wine connoisseur knows that one cannot just simply drink wine right after popping the cork; you have to let it breathe—unless you have an aerator, that is. Dissatisfied with what he found on the market, Louis J. Christen III founded Aervana to give the wine-loving public a superior aerator that keeps wine sediment in the bottom of the bottle, where it belongs, and not in your glass.

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Join Us for a Peek Inside the $100k "Holy Grail" of Wine Cellars Tucked Away in Memphis

Aug 14, 2015  |   Contributor: Michael Patrick Shiels

The Holy Grail is the most legendary chalice in history—long sought-after by knights and scholars—and now the “Holy Grail” of wine cellars has been located, and it is in Memphis, Tennessee. The birthplace of the blues might seem an unlikely location for the world’s best wine cellar, but Craig Weiss (a tech entrepreneur) spares no expense in babying his beloved bottles.

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The Five-Star Oitavos Juxstaposes Minimalist Décor With Abundant Amenities

Aug 13, 2015  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Having visited many hotels in many countries, I can easily attest to The Oitavos owning the widest corridors I have ever seen, with enough space to drive a car through.

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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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From Sushi to Champagne: Los Cabos' Dining Scene Steps Up its Gourmet Food Game

Jul 28, 2015  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

The sunny beach resort towns of Los Cabos, Mexico are known for a single culinary specialty: the Baja-style taco. But as much as we love Taco Tuesday, even the best tortilla dishes can get tiresome seven days a week, so the resort area’s top restauranteurs are stepping up their game with creative menu and gourmet dining twists fit for foodies.

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Portugal’s Algarve is More Than Just Another Beach Destination & Sunbathing Haven

Jul 14, 2015  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Portugal’s southermost region is well known for its sandy beaches and lively nightlife, but The Algarve also entices visitors because of its diversity. Here, golden cliffs drop off into the ocean’s waves below and Moorish ruins remain where entire communities once lived. As a major tourist destination, former fishing villages have been turned into summer resorts, but if you look close enough, its history still lingers amidst high rise apartments and modern developments. However, this beautiful region still has plenty of treasures worth discovering and plenty of activities to hold any traveler’s wanderlust interest. Here are a few tips on activities for navigating the region in three days:

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Champagne & Burgundy Regions Awarded UNESCO World Heritage Status for Contributions to Wine

Jul 8, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Over the weekend, the World Heritage Committee granted UNESCO World Heritage status to both the Burgundy and Champagne regions of France. The meeting, which took place in Bonn, Germany on Saturday, recognized the two areas for their history, contribution and exceptional cultivation in the industry.

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We Headed to the Kapalua Wine and Food Festival to Discover its Secret Ingredient

Jul 7, 2015  |   Contributor: Chad Chisholm

Amidst the whisper of swaying palm trees in the tropical breeze and the sound of a knife dicing fresh herbs on a cutting board was the 34th annual Kapalua Wine and Food Festival in Maui. Dominating the island, the event was held June 11-15 and was host to countless culinary masters, sommeliers and anxious imbibers. 

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