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by Jordan Simon
Despite its bodacious beaches and historic towns, New York State’s Long Island still cruises medium to low on the travel radar. Most Americans — even many New Yorkers — who know anything about the largest island in the U.S., flaring out from the Big Apple like an enormous forked tongue, think: NYC bedroom communities, then beaches (Fire Island, the tony Hamptons).
But how many…
Added by Tripatini on May 10, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments
Nova Scotia is so much more than I expected. It’s a delight to the senses, a city that speaks to the soul. I went there to learn about the wines, and came home with a wider appreciation of their dynamic and intriguing mix of heritage and culinary mastery. It’s such an easy trip to get there, you should definitely think about adding it to your “must travel to” list. I…Continue
Added by Linda Kissam on April 27, 2013 at 6:53pm — No Comments
To fully appreciate a wine is to be intimately familiar with its geographical origins and vinicultural heritage. Wines from France's Roussillon region certainly exemplify this truism. Vineyards are surrounded by 3 mountain ranges yielding wide topographical variety and soils with the Corbières to the…Continue
Added by Steve Mirsky on March 26, 2013 at 1:21pm — No Comments
You really can't get more family-run than Conway Family Wines...Chris and Ann Conway along with their 5 children Gareth (President), John, Sally, Tom (VP Business Development), Gillian (VP Communications) all share ownership in the winery producing a tasty trio of Deep…Continue
Added by Steve Mirsky on February 9, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments
I have tasted Fonseca ports before but was intrigued when I recently experienced an unfiltered variety coming from Portugal’s most widely respected port house. Upon tasting Fonseca Unfiltered Port, you get nothing less than rich black fruit that’s pleasantly flavorful…Continue
Added by Steve Mirsky on January 2, 2013 at 1:08pm — No Comments
It all started with a produce stand run by "Pop" Balducci in Brooklyn. Now after 96 years and multiple restructurings, Balducci’s is a flagship destination for gourmands the nation over online along with 6 physical stores located in Maryland, Virginia, New York and Connecticut. After all these years, produce is still…Continue
Added by Steve Mirsky on December 24, 2012 at 7:19am — No Comments
Every bottle of wine or liquor I can think of has a label. Many times the label simply indicates the contents with a brief description of origin and flavor. But sometimes, labels go beyond the basic requirements with a higher purpose. Campari and Fonseca Bin 27 Port are two brands with labels promoting…Continue
Added by David Paul Appell on December 10, 2012 at 7:01pm — No Comments
We all know Harry and David for their delicious gourmet savories but did you know they're planning to produce their own wine? That’s right, this month the iconic purveyor of vaunted gustatory delights opened their own Oregon winery and now offers seasonal lineups throughout the year.
Partnering with winemaker Linda…Continue
Added by Steve Mirsky on December 3, 2012 at 9:25am — No Comments
Exploring a dynamic portfolio of wine is always rewarding, but when you add in unsurpassed hospitality offered by the winery owners, assistant winemaker and informed staff, you know you’ve arrived at Barrister Winery. This charming winery, tasting room and entertainment center is located in an old warehouse…Continue
Added by Steve Dryden on November 17, 2012 at 10:19am — No Comments
Wines of Pays d’Oc are simply more adventurous bucking French wine making convention. Elevated worlds above table wine (Vin de Table) but perhaps not entirely conforming to AOC (origin of control) standards...there is plenty of room for distinctive creativity in the Vin de…
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Barili Cellars of Washington State
Sometimes “smaller is better” when it comes to crafting limited amounts of premium wine. Serious wine lovers and connoisseurs are focusing their palates towards small producers who craft superior wines in small lots, using old world techniques, with limited non-commercial technology. Barili Cellars in downtown Spokane, Washington is one of those artisan venues who create “rare treasures…
Added by Steve Dryden on November 7, 2012 at 9:16am — No Comments
In 1999 Paolo and Allison Domeneghetti departed careers in the fine and culinary arts to focus on a unified passion of
bringing the best spirits to market using sustainable partnerships with producers and suppliers.…Continue
Added by Steve Mirsky on October 25, 2012 at 9:40am — No Comments
In mid-September, France celebrated its cultural patrimony by opening buildings and gardens that are normally closed to the public. This year's theme was "Hidden Patrimony," and I profited from the occasion to visit a 600 m2 vineyard that is tucked away in the nearby…Continue
Added by Tom Reeves on October 5, 2012 at 9:27am — No Comments
We tumble into room 2817 at the Intercontinental in Foshan, China, with dreams of room service and maybe even a little telelvision. We flop on the bed, delighted to escape the mayhem in the buffet restaurant downstairs.
I dial room service.
Two ‘roast half chicken’ and one glass of white wine, please.
Michel has a Tsingtao beer out the room fridge.
You have no sauvignon…
How hard can it be when just the two of you want to get away? No kids to pack for or consider…just stuff your essentials into a duffel bag and you’re off to reliving the passion of your first dates or honeymoon…right? Well maybe at first flush it seems that easy until you check into your hotel room and ultimately get down to deciding what to do. I’m assuming you…Continue
Added by Steve Mirsky on September 10, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments
Our association not only includes inns with close proximity to wineries and vineyards, but also several B&Bs with their very own vineyards— Beliveau Estate in Blacksburg, VA, Arcady Vineyard in Charlottesille, VA, and High Meadows Vineyard Inn in Scottsville,…Continue
Added by Bed & Breakfast of VA on September 7, 2012 at 10:40am — No Comments
2012 Gay Vendimia
By Roy Heale
Mendoza is the fourth largest city in Argentina with a population of approximately one million people. It is the acclaimed capital of Agentina's wine industry and famous for the Malbec vintage. Mendoza is nestled in the…Continue
Most of the tourists visiting California are young and enthusiastic youths and they love to hang-out at a peaceful and lovely spots. Here are those secret destinations one can visit in California Tours.
1. Pacific Grove - Near Monterey
Pacific Grove is a coastal city located between Point Pinos and Monterey. It is known as America’s last hometown and is filled with…Continue
Added by Joseph wedler on July 20, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments
A unique wine tasting phenomenon is going on in the Temecula Valley Wine Country, located about an hour north of San Diego. While it’s not surprising that the wine aficionados here get together and drink good wine, eat good food, and discuss what they’re eating and drinking, it is interesting that there are several organized groups that meet not just for socialization but for the specific purpose of tasting and reviewing wines from all over the country and the world. These groups are…Continue
Added by Susan Montgomery on June 27, 2012 at 8:46am — No Comments