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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

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

Your Memorial Day barbeque is nothing but ashes and memories now as summer barbeque season is in full swing. Whether you are a stickler for charcoal or you love the ease and convenience of your gas grill, everything tastes better when cooked outside among friends enjoying the beautiful summer weather. Whether you are burger and hot dog people or you enjoy a lobster tail or tuna steak, your barbeque party can be even more festive with some fun, refreshing summer... 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

Summertime is here! If you aren’t going to be stuck at home being a taxicab and lifeguard all summer, you might be actively planning your next vacation getaway. If you’ve had enough of the theme parks and the beaches, try to come up with something new and exciting. If you love wine and you love to travel, why not do both? There are countless wine-themed activities and events across the United States and, of course, all... read more

Memorial Day has passed, so summer barbeque season is off and running!  You or some of your guests may enjoy a glass or two of wine with your cookouts.  Sometimes we don’t finish the bottle and we end up with corked half empty bottles of wine crowding our counters or refrigerators. If you don’t think you will drink it, but you don’t want to waste it, try blending into your next meal.... 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

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

One thing is certain to carry you through the process of planning your wedding without too many hiccups, and that is your bridal party. You may not have thought to work bridal party gifts into your budget, but it’s a nice gesture to thank the people who have been there to support you since day one. What better way to relax after the wedding than with some wine? These gift ideas are sure to inspire whatever you choose... read more

For many people a cruise is the ultimate holiday, a destination that stays the same yet is always moving, a base amidst the changing beauty of many a scenic port town hugging the sunny coastline. The Mediterranean captures our imagination as an exotic land of culture and history, good food, good wine, and sunsets over quiet waves. Many Europeans make what could almost be considered a pilgrimage to its shores every year, its very name conjuring up images of relaxation... read more