The Lovely, Little Known Wine Country of Brazil

March 6, 2017 - Sin comentarios

photos | David Paul Appell When even wine connoisseurs think of Latin America and the fruit of the vine, Argentina and Chile of course immediately spring to mind. But to their east, in Brazil’s southernmost state of Rio Grande do Sul, lies a sli...Leer más

South Africa’s Intoxicating Wine Country

March 1, 2017 - Sin comentarios

The diverse country at the bottom of the African continent has been making quite a quality name for itself in winedom in recent years - these days South Africa is the world's ninth-largest wine producer - although winemaking here dates back to th...Leer más

Le Beaujolais Nouveau Est Arrivé!

November 17, 2016 - Sin comentarios

photo | ricochet64 Throughout the year, the calendars of wine lovers are filled with all manner of momentous dates, of harvests, vintage releases, festivals, and more. And since the 1980s, few have been more heralded than the annual third-Thursda...Leer más

Bordeaux Pours It On Anew

November 14, 2016 - Sin comentarios

photo | Alexander Demyanenko Though its name is synonymous with distinguished French wine, in fact for a long time, the southwestern France city of Bordeaux had a reputation as being grimy and run down. More than 300 historical buildings of the 1...Leer más

Scintillating Spirits of Spain

April 29, 2016 - Sin comentarios

These days, the fact that Spanish cuisine has become one of the most acclaimed worldwide is no secret: people travel by the thousand to the country’s main cities to sample the essence of culinary tourism and indulge their taste buds. Let’s not fo...Leer más

Mezcal, Mexico’s Increasingly Popular Firewater

March 25, 2016 - Sin comentarios

When it comes to Mexican booze, tequila is one thing - known practically all over the world by now. And it's also long overshadowed its cousin, mezcal - distilled from the agave plant variant known as maguey, instead of blue agave as tequila is. ...Leer más

Tapas & Sherry in Jérez, Andalusia

January 8, 2016 - Sin comentarios

Ah, the wines of Spain. This country has of course in recent years become a superpower of the vine, with internationally famous wine regions spread especially across its north. But the region that's been internationally famous for hundreds of yea...Leer más

4 Cool Cocktail Trends for 2016

November 18, 2015 - Sin comentarios

The world of mixed drinks is always a rather, er, liquid one, you could say - notoriously subject to trends as is much else in the area of food and drink. And if the world’s top bartenders aren’t looking ahead to new ingredients and techniques,...Leer más

Rum Deals in 7 Iberia Destinations of the Americas

October 2, 2015 - Sin comentarios

Rum has been with us for many centuries, with fermented precursors originating in antiquity in Asia, the ancestral land of sugarcane. But when cane was established as a huge cash crop in the Caribbean in the 17th century, the discovery of molasses ...Leer más

Wine, Swimming and Song on Hungary’s Lake Balaton

August 7, 2015 - Sin comentarios

Perhaps Hungary’s top draw outside the country’s capital Budapest an impressive lake just an hour-and-a-half drive away which looms large in the Magyar national consciousness. Central Europe’s largest lake at 77 by 14 kilometres (48x8 miles...Leer más

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