Extreme weather throughout the world’s wine regions is leading to decreased grape production, which means pricier wine.
Winery Tasting Room at St. Supéry. Image courtesy St. Supéry Poet Robert Louis Stevenson once said: "Wine is bottled poetry
China's wine industry has matured in recent years to become a player on the world's stage as its consumers widely purchase wine from overseas markets via physical means and the Internet. With overseas travel and smartphone sales on the rise, and Chinese business tycoons claiming stake to world-class vineyards, expect the Chinese wine revolution to continue into the future.
China Though a Wine Glass is actually an insightful picture of current day China relating to the world while striving to maintain the Maoist culture. Personal life, politics, commerce and wine blend in the telling of how a malleable Western mind could succeed in the Chinese society and market.
Among the other hotspots in town worthy of a visit are V Marketplace, where Kollar Chocolate is located, Chef Michael Chiarello's
When I finally landed in South Africa (after two days and three flights), I now had physical exhaustion to add to an already-wearied mind. Prior to the trip, an unexpected setback left me teetering. The optimistic joviality that had sustained me all summer was waning. And I found myself anxiously awaiting a second wind.
Post-Prohibition, Beringer became the first Napa winery to offer public tours, sparking the wine tourism industry in the valley. This past March, Mark Beringer, a direct descendant of Jacob, became the head winemaker at the estate after previously working at Artesa Vineyards.
I have only had a few bottles of wine over 50 years old but it is always [memorable] because the sensual experience is enhanced by the ruminations on what was happening when the wine was made. From a tasting perspective, I have had a bunch of wines from the 60s and I think that experience is similar.
At tasting rooms around the county, visitors can listen in on discussions of the harvest. But to truly drink it all in, there's no beating the hands-on, right-in-the-middle-of-it-all immersion of Sonoma County Grape Camp.
That morning will come when you don't hear the clanking heaters or shovels scraping the snow off the sidewalks and you'll know it's time to pack a bag for your weekend escape to one of these eight beautiful hotels, each an easy car-free ride away from New York City.