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Wine for Life: Getting the Most Out of a Wine Tour and Learning How to Make Wine


If you’re a fan of French wine, what better way to spend a holiday than exploring the vineyards on offer in this part of Europe and learning about the process of making this delicious tipple? 

Wine for Life - Getting the Most Out of a Wine Tour and Learning How to Make Wine

Winding, Whining, and Wining: Mudgee and the Hunter Valley

Where are we, Phineas?

“Haven’t the foggiest,” I retorted in the best of literary fashion, “but looking at the GPS I think that we are going around the Blue Mountains in 80 kilometres.”

Morning mist in Broke, Australia

Morning mist in Broke, Australia

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Sugar Land Sweetens Affair With Chefs, Wine, and Food

Sugar Land, 20 miles southwest of Houston, is poised to receive more than 10,000 food and wine lovers this week. The 12th Annual Sugar Land Wine & Food Affair kicks off Wednesday, April 8 and runs through Sunday, April 12.

Premium wines, only 400 bottles shy of 3,000, will be swirled, savored, and paired with delicious samplings of haute cuisine prepared by nearly 100 Texas, national, and international celebrity chefs representing some of the region’s best restaurants.


Dine and Wine Among Vineyards Outside Madrid

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Sep 19, 2012 / 0 comments

Late September and early October are ideal months to visit Madrid.  But leave the world famous Prado Museum for later.  Instead, journey to picturesque hinterlands to wine and dine among the vines.


It is grape harvest time in Spain, a time when vineyards outside Madrid become a wine lover’s destination.  Unlike the iconic Rioja wine region in northern Spain, these vineyards are a “diamond in the rough” on Madrid’s outskirts.