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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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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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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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Napa in a Nutshell: Experiencing a Proper Taste of Wine Country

Apr 24, 2017  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

High on many bucket lists is a trip to Napa Valley, the much-heralded mecca of the premium US wine production industry. Even after deciding to make this trip, there are a myriad of choices that make the planning a daunting task.

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Autumn in Provence: 7 Destinations to Take in the Best of the French Region

Oct 15, 2014  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Harvest time in Provence, France means a cornucopia of epicurean delights; so there’s strong reason to visit now to see its famed vineyards become a hive of colorful activity, avoid heavy summer tourist traffic and long lines at museums and restaurants.

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The Master and Makers @ Meritage Festival is Back With Over 40 Wineries, Cooking Classes & a V-Day Brunch

Jan 13, 2016  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Have any plans over Valentine's and President’s Day Weekend? It might be time to grab a few friends and head to the third annual Master and Makers @ Meritage in Napa. From February 12 to 14, The Meritage Resort and Spa will host a three-day event that showcases some of the best Napa Valley and Sonoma County wines and local farm-fresh cuisine.

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2 Bay Area Eateries Top the List of OpenTable's 100 Best Restaurants in America

Dec 8, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Last week, OpenTable released their list of the Top 100 Restaurants in America, and two Bay Area eateries are sitting pretty within the top 10 spots. The rankings were calculated from over 5 million reviews from verified diners at over 20,000 restaurants.

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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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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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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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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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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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Discover Arizona's Grapes With Wine-Tasting Events & Wine Making Classes at Lawrence Dunham Vineyards

Mar 26, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

While you may not immediately associate Arizona with good wine, the high desert actually produces a climate similar to that of California’s wine country, making it a great location for wineries. In the fall of 2014, Lawrence Dunham Vineyards opened their tasting room in downtown Scottsdale featuring wines from their 40-acre vineyard in the Chiricahua Foothills of Southeastern Arizona.

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Fifth-Generation Napa Valley Vinter Discusses the Science, Alcohol Content & Outlook for 21st Century Wines

Feb 18, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Some people are drawn to the world of wine by chance and others are quite literally born into it. Joseph Wagner is the latter. Following in the footsteps of four generations of Napa Valley-based winemakers (the Wagner Family of Wine), Joseph got his start in vineyard management before taking what he learned to found his own company, Belle Glos, in 2001.

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Patina's Latest Class Offers One-on-One Time With Their Award-Winning Sommelier

Jan 21, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Those looking to join in Patina’s often sold-out cooking classes may have just had a stroke of luck. A new class, Wine After Work, will begin in March with Patina’s award-winning Sommelier, Silvestre Fernandes.

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