This Roman wine tasting pairs local wines with a good cause

This Roman wine tasting pairs local wines with a good cause

It was a typically hot June evening in Rome as our taxi pulled up alongside the imposing ruins of the Trajan Forum, one of the last forums built in ancient Rome. Soaked in late afternoon sunlight, the ruins were absolutely beaming and I couldn’t think of a more spectacular location...

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The world in your home: How to build the ultimate international wine collection

The world in your home: How to build the ultimate international wine collection

Wine is a great excuse to travel the world. Many of my best travel memories — and photos — are from touring wineries in some of the world’s great wine regions. But wine is also a splendid way to have the world come to you. Think of a wine rack...

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Mallorca has some of the best wines you’ve never tried

Mallorca has some of the best wines you’ve never tried

You probably already know the famous Spanish D.O. (Denominación de Origen) wines, such as those from Rioja and Ribera del Duero. But if you want to try something extra special, head to the small wine cellars of Mallorca. Mallorca wines aren’t typically exported, so in order to taste them, you’ll...

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Under-the-radar wine heavens for quenching your thirst

Under-the-radar wine heavens for quenching your thirst

Everyone knows the Napas and the Barossas of the world — places whose names are synonymous with one thing and one thing only: really, really good wine. The malbecs of Argentina, the ports of Portugal, the shirazes of Australia — it’s easy to think you’ve tasted the world when you’ve...

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Cape Town’s other wine route: Constantia

Cape Town’s other wine route: Constantia

If you know South African wines, you’ve probably heard of Stellenbosch or even Franschhoek — these tend to be the valleys most commonly associated with wines from the Cape. But there are also plenty of other routes worth exploring, such as the lush Constantia Valley, located just 15 minutes from...

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Celebration tips for Mendoza’s Vendimia Harvest Festival

Celebration tips for Mendoza’s Vendimia Harvest Festival

If wine is your thing and festivals are your thing, then you’re going to want to put the Vendimia Harvest Festival in Mendoza on your travel wish list! This annual party has been named one of the top harvest festivals in the world by National Geographic, and is ranked alongside festivals...

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