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Salta is a little known paradise for wines in Argentina. While it is more widely recognised as the epicentre for production of Argentina's flagship white wine, Torrontés, they also produce excellent full bodied and spicy reds like Malbec and Cabernets. There is also a new Salta star on the rise, Tannat. More and more wine lovers are travelling to 'Salta, La Linda' (Salta, The Beautiful) to visit the different wineries and enjoy the magnificent landscape of the mountains... read more

Thanks to its extreme geography, Chile is a higly fertile ground for wine growers. Here is a list of the best Chilean wineries that pair superb tastings with picturesque views. 1. Matetic Vineyards, nestled in the Rosario Valley is a fully organic and biodynamic winery with stunning architecture and its own hotel on-site La Casona. Wine lovers can visit the oval-roofed winery designed by Norway's Laurence Odfjell and learn about the different phases of wine... read more

As the most important province for wine in Argentina, Mendoza is visited by a massive number of tourists all year long. They come to ski during the cold seasons and when it’s warmer everyone wants to visit the wine country. At some point the visitors have to stop and enjoy the local restaurants. For those wine lovers who enjoy a fine meal with amazing wines, here are the places you mustn’t miss if you are looking... read more

Gabriel Dvoskin is a journalist and founder of Vinicast. He spends his time writing about wine, wine regions and his region of choice, Mendoza. Spending most of his time in Argentina, Gabriel also loves traveling, attending wine blogger conferences and helping Winerist identify the next best places for our wine travelers to explore and visit! W: Gabriel, you only moved back to Argentina recently. After living in France and visiting many other wine regions what were the main reasons for... read more

Chile wine regions are the perfect destination for thrill seekers looking to embark on adventure travel experiences. Cycling, horseback riding, helicopter rides, and hiking through the valleys are amongst the most popular and exciting activities available for the energetic wine traveller. It's only natural that after having pedalled your way through the vines of Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc, nothing is more enjoyable than relaxing on a vineyard terrace indulging in a perfectly paired wine and food lunch to maximise... read more

Discover our selection of best wine and food tours in Tuscany for 2017. We have compiled the best experiences for you starting from 38€/pp.   · Vintage Fiat 500 (full-day from 125€/pp including lunch) Life is all about experiencing. With our exceptional Chianti tour aboard a vintage Fiat 500, you will have the time of your life. Meet up with your guide at the Renaissance Villa where you will be having your lunch and wine tasting later on.... read more

Lovers of wine can reel off the world's best destinations with a click of their fingers. Bordeaux and Rhone Valley in France, Piedmont in Italy, Santorini in Greece - home to one of the oldest vineyards in Europe - and the Douro Valley in Portugal are all among some of the leading regions and for good reason. Here, you'll find excellent vineyards producing sumptuous wines. But the world of wine is vast and ever expanding. For lovers of the grape... read more

What’s happening in the vineyard? In the Northern Hemisphere, the young berries are starting to change colour and get bigger and softer. During this stage, the wine-grower needs to carefully look after his vines so that their flesh, tannins and flavour develop. Water is essential, and the newborn grapes also need to be protected from parasites and from the sun so that they don't get sunburnt. On the other hand, vignerons from the Southern Hemisphere can relax with... read more

Palermo is the capital of Sicily. Sicily is the largest Italian region in terms of size (25 710 sq.km) and the fourth biggest region in terms of population (5,1 million inhabitants). In Sicily, the vineyards cover about 14 000 sq.km. The wine production each year in this region is about 8,1 million hectolitres. Sicily has more vineyards than any other Italian region and about 70% of the grapes are white. You can find several different grape varieties in Palermo: international varieties such as Chardonnay, Cabernet... read more

Malbec is a French purple grape variety used in making red wine, native from the town of Cahors in the south of France. This region has a significant amount of Malbec plantations and there are two varieties of Malbec, one in Montpellier and another in Gaillac.  Sometimes, the Malbec wine is also called "Pressac" because the name of the two producers were Mr. Pressac and Mr. Malbeck. And it is also known as Côt, Cahors, Auxxerois or... read more