Up until a few months ago and even though the effects of the economic crisis were becoming clearly visible in terms of sales, professionals involved in the Greek wine industry were all smiles. This was because, following years of introversion and thanks to a series of joint efforts, local wine production had finally managed to display a clean-cut, new face beyond the country’s borders, displaying visible signs of recovery.
Young ladies of Austrian wineries strip to promote their country's wines and tourism in an annual calendar, plus an American team beats all comers in a university wine competition at Lafite, another royal wedding serves choice wines and a Bordeaux...
The beautiful Commonwealth of Virginia is a wonderful place to tour, taste, and vacation. Geographically, it runs the gamut, offering towering mountains, gentle rolling hills, green valleys, and flat coastal plains, peninsulas, and beaches.
Serious pinotphiles are weary of vintage hype, but in the case of Oregon’s 2008 vintage, the exaltations are fully warranted. The Pinot Noirs from Oregon in 2008 have a dreamy combination of perfect ripeness and luscious flavors at modest alcohol levels (rarely crossing over 14.0%), added to impeccable balance that predicts age ability.
California is teeming with wineries, but picturesque Paso Robles is the fastest-growing wine region in the state. With more than 180 wineries producing more than 40 premium wine varieties, it's become a popular hotspot for wine lovers.
Traverse City turned out to be a foodie paradise. That wasn't the big surprise, though. It was the wine. The Michigan resort town earned its reputation thanks to its geographically elite position on Lake Michigan.
Nationwide Sommelier Journal Survey Finds Pricing, By-the-Glass Programs, and Staff Advice Received Nearly 50% Bad or Poor Ratings; While Wine List Quality, Sommelier Performance, Service, and Restaurant Wine in General Rated Much Better...