The Palaces-and-Gardens Routes of Germany’s Baden-Württemberg

October 12, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Peter Stein Anyone a fan of HGTV’s Castle Hunters, in which U.S. couples travel to Europe to find a stately pile to call their own? A Southwest Germany driving route known as the Burgenstrasse (Castles Road) will be right up your alley. But so it...Leer más

Summer’s a Real Beach on Germany’s North Sea Islands

June 7, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Pawel Kazmierczak When thinking Europe beach holidays, Germany is quite likely far down or even off the list of countries that spring to mind. But as its North Sea coast warms up, its East Frisian and North Frisian Islands (21 of which are inhabit...Leer más

The Loire Valley: Gorgeous ‘Cradle of the French’

May 11, 2017 - Sin comentarios

ThomasLENNE Spanning some 800 square kilometres (310 sq. miles) along the Loire River (France’s longest), this land of fairytale châteaux (more than 50 of which are open to the public); historic towns and cities that go back to the very origins...Leer más

The Madrid Region’s DOC Wines: The Navalcarnero Route

April 24, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Wine is one of those few goods that have the honor of defining Spain from north to south and east to west. Our wines are respected internationally thanks to the quality borne of centuries of tradition, as well as raw materials that are excellent ...Leer más

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

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