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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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Rutherford Chandelier Room Giltters With the Light of 1,500 Swarovski Crystals

Nov 26, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

If glittering lights are one of your favorite aspects of the holidays, you’ll want to visit Hall Wines’ Rutherford Chandelier Room. Sitting underground, below the Sacrashe Vineyard, the cave is considered one of the most beautiful wine tasting rooms in the Napa Valley.

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Talking Wine With Luxury Brand LVMH's Newton Vineyard Estate Director Rob Mann

Nov 17, 2014  |   Contributor: Michelle Winner

Recently, while wrapped in the mist of an early Napa autumn morning, we visited the Newton Vineyard property on Spring Mountain in California's Napa Valley. We were given a tour personally by the recently appointed Newton Estate Director and winemaker Rob Mann, who chatted with us about preparing the foundation for some truly spectacular future vintages.

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Celebrating Culinary Inspiration at Clearwater Beach Uncorked Food & Wine Adventure

Mar 20, 2014  |   Contributor: Steve Mirsky

Florida means different things to different people. You have Walt Disney World, sunshine, alligators, the Everglades, and miles of wide-open beaches — to name just a few. And then there's Florida's Gulf Coast, offering endless stretches of  powder white sand despite the ravages of the Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill several years ago.

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A Guide to Calistoga: Northern Napa's Charming and Less Touristy Side

Nov 7, 2013  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

With all there is to see, do, sip and taste in Napa and Sonoma, you could easily overlook the pleasures of their neighboring Calistoga countryside. Located in the northernmost part of Napa County, this laid- back community is a treat to discover.

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Flavor! Napa Valley Lets You Hang Out With Celebrity Chefs in Wine Country

Oct 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

If ever there was a destination worthy of a world-class food, wine and lifestyle festival, it would be Napa, California. The very mention of this renowned wine producing area evokes savoring swoons among those who have sipped the nectar of the gods produced there.

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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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Escape to Mexico for a Wine Series Among the Beaches of Riviera Maya

Sep 11, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Instead of heading to Napa this year, why not head to Mexico for a chance to experience an amazing food and wine series?... Read More

5 European Wine Tours That Are Anything But Stuffy

Aug 29, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico  |  1 Comment

Wine tours are a quintessential part of traveling through Europe, as its regions hold some of the most famous vineyards, brands and family-run wineries in the world. If you’re a frequent traveler to The Old World you may be looking for something a little different this next time around. Like you, we were itching for that extra twist that made a tour stand out among the rest. Below is a compilation of some of Europe’s unique wine experiences.... Read More

Autumn in New York: A List of the City's Best Harvest Festivals This Fall

Aug 14, 2013  |   Contributor: Carolyn Hsu

Autumn in New York State is more than just a brilliant visual of crimson, orange and yellow foliage; it is a season of feasting and celebration. With more than a quarter of the state’s total land area used as farmland, the harvest produces a bounty of fruits, vegetables, dairy, cheese and wine. What follows, of course, is a season of fresh eating and fine dining across the state. Below, we take you on a delicious fall tour of New York.... Read More

Sommeliers: They're Not Just for Wine Anymore

May 16, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Typically when you think of a sommelier, you think of wine — even Wikipedia defines a sommelier as someone trained and specializing in the wine profession. After all, wine is a complex drink of sophistication, usually used for celebratory occasions (and often accompanying a nice meal). To be a wine sommelier you have to spend years studying every nuance of the field, including the history of different varietals and the merits of specific glasses. You can ask a wine sommelier anything you want about wine, whether it be which type you should drink with pasta or with meats, and they can answer your question and more. Though wine sommeliers are the most popular type of expert, they're not the only ones out there. More and more people are branching off into different areas, from beer and whisk... Read More

Experience Wine Country Like a Foodie Should: A Hands-On Culinary Tour in Sonoma

Apr 4, 2013  |   Contributor: Janice Nieder

I've always had a fond spot in my heart for Sonoma. I thought of it rather like my fave old bathrobe: well-worn, comfy and fits just right — no surprises. But after joining Access Trips for a one-day sample of their new five-day, behind the scenes Wine Country Culinary Tour, this... Read More

SoBe Wine & Food Festival Wrapped Up Another Successful Culinary Event

Mar 15, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Foglia

The 2013 South Beach Wine and Food Festival was a utopia for thousands of foodies and wine lovers who relentlessly flocked to the pristine sands of South Beach. There, guests enjoyed some of the most delectable bites on the planet, delivered straight from... Read More

Swirl, Sip and Savor: The Best Wine Tasting In Downtown Napa

Mar 14, 2013  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss  |  1 Comment

It’s no secret that the City of Napa has spruced itself up sufficiently to be a wine country destination in its own right. The main streets offer plenty of shops, art galleries, boutiques and tasting bars. The restaurant scene rivals that of its upcountry cousins in depth, breadth and price point. But what sets... Read More

Where to Go Wine Tasting Right Outside Paris

Feb 28, 2013  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

Although often overlooked in favor of France’s more prominent wine regions like Burgundy and Bordeaux, the Loire Valley is fast gaining worldwide recognition for world-class wines and varietals; Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc are attracting devoted followers around the world. Once the playground of the French monarchy, the area boasts imposing chateaux and quaint villages tucked among the rolling hills. Only a quick train ride from Paris, the region is a great place for a quick daytrip from the City of Lights or a leisurely jaunt in its own right.... Read More

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