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If you haven’t tasted a glass of Barolo, you haven’t lived; after all, it’s not called “the King of Wines” for nothing. Sure, you’ve probably scoffed at the triple-digit prices on restaurant menus in the U.S., but have a sip of a properly aged Barolo, and it will entirely change your outlook on red wines. Here’s a little background about the grape and things to do in the grape’s home, the Piedmont region. Read more
Even without snow and ice in the forecast, December and January temperatures have a way of keeping otherwise outgoing people indoors. So if skiing, snowboarding, or snowshoeing aren’t exactly your cup of hot cocoa, you might be scratching your head wondering what to do with a few spare vacation days or a long weekend this winter. One idea is to hit the road with a wine tote, journal, and a designated driver. In the United States, star-studded California tends to be the biggest magnet for oenophiles, but the East Coast has dozens of its own wine trails too, many of which are a short drive from New York, Philadelphia, or Baltimore. Plus, by visiting some of these small wineries in the off-season, you’ll avoid the crowds that can choke parking lots on warmer spring and summer weekends. Read more
If the World Cup (and its accompanying vuvuzelas) didn’t inspire you to jet to South Africa last year, we have another tempting offer: Take a 10-night trip to South Africa’s wine country – for free.
We’ve partnered with Snooth.com – a vino-centric site that lets oenophiles contact winemakers, peruse some 2 million vintage reviews, and track down local wine retailers – to give away a 10-night vacation to South Africa. The winner scores two round-trip tickets on South African Airways, 10 nights’ lodging at one of four winery estates, and up to 14 private, VIP wine tastings and tours.
Entering is as painless as pouring a glass of Cabernet: Click here, and register before June 30, 2011. The winner will be notified around July 11, 2011.
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