Category: Travel

Friuli - Skerk-barrel tasting
Friuli-Venezia Giulia’s Native Vines Are Ripe for Discovery
A Guide to Italy’s Best-Kept Wine Region: Friuli Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy’s most northeastern region, is known by connoisseurs for producing excellent white wines. Its under-the-radar status as a travel destination is just one reason...
Txakoli wine in glasses
Spain’s Txakoli Wines: Hard To Pronounce, Easy To Drink
If you’re traveling northwest Spain and find yourself gazing at Limestone cliffs towering dramatically over the Atlantic coastline, you have found beautiful Basque country. Thanks to the maritime climate, this region is cooler, damper,...
Stars of the Loire - Sauvignon Blanc Wines
Stars of the Loire - Sauvignon Blanc Wines Nestled in the heart of France, the Loire Valley overflows with natural beauty. Pastoral farmlands and spectacular castles dot the banks of the region’s namesake river...
The Traveling Somm: Pebble Beach Food & Wine
Pebble Beach Food & Wine I’ve spent the last seven years training, tasting, traveling, studying, and working late nights as a sommelier, which in New York City is utterly fascinating, and usually exhausting! I’m...
Guide to Getting Your Wine on in the Bayou City
Though it’s not often covered on a national scale, Houston's burgeoning wine scene offers plenty of low-key establishments for serious wine drinkers. Passionate, knowledgeable purveyors in the city put a premium on educating guests...
The Best Rooftop Bars in NYC
When the sweltering heat hits the New York City streets, locals and tourists alike head up, literally. All around town are rooftop bars with plush couches for enjoying a relaxing drink while admiring the...
Day-Tripping in Woodinville Wine Country
Washington State’s scenic Woodinville Valley is just 30 minutes northeast of Seattle making it an ideal day trip for wine lovers. With 115 wineries and tasting rooms, as well as over two dozen restaurants...