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Napa's Yountville is the Unexpected City Drawing Wine Lovers to its Charming Destination

Dec 15, 2015  |   Contributor: Steve Mirsky

Yountville, California embodies many quintessential visions you undoubtedly have when planning a Napa Valley excursion. It all started in 1836 when George Calvert Yount founded the town and planted Napa Valley’s first official vineyard. Today, vines stretch from the Mayacamas mountains to the Napa River. Yountville’s compact layout clustered around Washington St. is also perfect for biking not only on the existing street grid, but along the ever-expanding Napa Valley Vine Trail, which when completed, will extend 47 miles from Vallejo to Calistoga.

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Franciacorta: The Under-the-Radar Destination is Rising to the Top of Italy's Best Wine Regions

Dec 7, 2015  |   Contributor: Courtney Cachet

When it comes to Italy and wine, you most likely think of Tuscany as one of the country’s best regions. But a little over an hour from Milan, tucked away in a tranquil corner of Lombardy, is a winemaking destination that you may not have heard of called Franciacorta. And it’s Italy’s next big thing.

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San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival Takes Over the City & Names Chef of the Fest 



Dec 2, 2015  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

Executive Chef Aron Schwartz at Marina Kitchen within San Diego's Marriott Marquis Hotel went away with the highly coveted “Chef of the Fest” title at the 2015 San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival which took place from November 16-22. 

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Delta Launches New Regionally-Influenced Menus for Premium Fliers on Transoceanic Routes

Nov 24, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Beginning December 1, Delta One passengers on transoceanic flights will get to experience a whole new range of regionally-inspired cuisine that has been developed with the help of James Beard award-winning airline ambassador, Chef Linton Hopkins. Each dish utilizes ingredients sourced from the region that inspired it, reflecting the airline’s wish to provide customers with items that welcome “local artisans, vendors and small-batch producers.”

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Chile’s New Hotel Viña Vik Sets Up Residence in One of South America's Up-and-Coming Wine Regions

Nov 20, 2015  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

When it comes to Chile’s wine regions, you might recognize names like the Colchagua, Rappel and Casablanca valleys. But it is the up-and-coming Cachapoal (near Colchagua and about 90 minutes from Santiago by car) that is making a name for itself these days thanks to one of the country’s premier wineries and a new art-driven luxury hotel.

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Napa Valley Wine Train Celebrates Super Bowl 50 With Championship Wine Flight

Nov 18, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Wine-loving football fans rejoice, the Napa Valley Wine Train has officially kicked off its new Championship Wine Flight. The 36-mile journey will focus on wineries founded by NFL players including names like Charles Woodson, Dick Vermeil and Rick Mirer.

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SAVOR The Central Coast Celebrates Everything That's Great About the Region

Oct 21, 2015  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

Each year Sunset magazine sponsors SAVOR The Central Coast, an extended weekend offered at the end of September and designed to spotlight the rich, cultural and agricultural contributions of the Central Coast of California. Attendees come from all over the US which took place from September 24-27.

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Bid on 14-Nights Aboard the World’s Largest Privately-Owned Yacht at the Naples Winter Wine Fest

Oct 19, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The Naples Winter Wine Festival is coming up fast and now that the tickets are officially on sale, you should grab some. Taking place at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples, Florida on January 29-31, the festival not only offers tons of wine and gourmet food, it also holds one of the world’s best charity wine auctions and raises money for the Naples Children & Education Foundation.

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Bid on 14-Nights Aboard the World’s Largest Privately-Owned Yacht at the Naples Winter Wine Fest

Oct 19, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The Naples Winter Wine Festival is coming up fast and now that the tickets are officially on sale, you should grab some. Taking place at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples, Florida on January 29-31, the festival not only offers tons of wine and gourmet food, it also holds one of the world’s best charity wine auctions and raises money for the Naples Children & Education Foundation.

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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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