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

Outside Munich, Bavaria’s Lovely Lake Chiemsee

February 20, 2017 - Sin comentarios

photo | Jochen Netzker Just over an hour by car or train from Munich, you arrive at rural Bavaria at its best. The shimmering waters of the Chiemsee - 80 square kilometres (31 sq. miles) in size - reflect the surrounding Chiemgau Alps, sailboats...Leer más

On Protestantism’s 500th Anniversary, Hitting Germany’s Martin Luther Trail

January 19, 2017 - Sin comentarios

photo | kelifamily Of the key developments that have altered Western (and world) civilisation, it could be argued that the Protestant Reformation of 16th-century Europe ranks right up there.  It revolutionised large swaths of the continent’s o...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

33 Terrific Tipples of Europe

November 4, 2016 - Sin comentarios

photo | Sergey Mironov In addition to trying the food in all the places we travel, it’s fascinating to see how different countries , beyond beer and wine, enjoy very different kinds of spirits, liqueurs, cordials, and distilled beverages. Much h...Leer más

Meissen, a Germany Gem for Porcelain, Wine & More

October 27, 2016 - Sin comentarios

photo | xdrew Originating as a Slavic settlement in the Dark Ages, for more than three centuries, the town, then small city of Meissen (pop. 30,000), straddling the Elbe River of Saxony, had something of an outsize reputation as site of key even...Leer más

Germany For Skiing/Winter Sport? Jawohl!

October 14, 2016 - Sin comentarios

photo | canadastock Most skiers and snowboarders don’t associate Germany with skiing. But in fact there are no fewer than 293 ski resorts in Germany. Almost half are in Bavaria, including Garmisch-Partenkirchen, the only one of true internat...Leer más

In the 21st Century, Leipzig Leaps

September 8, 2016 - Sin comentarios

photos | David Paul Appell For much of the latter half of the 20th century, many of us never heard or thought much of Germany’s 14th-largest city (pop. 570,000, metro area 1 million), largely because it remained sequestered behind the so-called ...Leer más

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