Category: Wine Vacations
I am so happy to be back in Alsace, especially here in Strasbourg. I have not been here since the 90′s when while teaching at Boston Latin Academy, I was part of a French teacher exchange hosted by the Boston Public Schools and the Boston Strasbourg Sister City Association of which I am a trustee. This [...]
Too often, visitors to Australia see only the main attractions, missing the amazing views of the more rural countryside. One of the best ways to truly experience the sights, sounds, and flavors Australia has to offer, is to go on a vineyard themed road trip across the outback. Over the last decade, Australian wines have [...]
The World’s Five Most Beautiful Vineyards A holiday to a wine resort is one sure-fire way of guaranteeing a good time. Wine inexplicably tastes better when you’re drinking it whilst admiring the vines that created it. Of course, with good wine, comes good food and luxurious accommodation. And then there’s the educational aspect of [...]
An Introduction To The Prosecco Road in Northeast Italy. There was a time when Prosecco wine would be the drink of choice of only a few fortunate Italian northerners, a common presence at the end of their meals or to celebrate special occasions. But with exports of this sparkling white continuously on the rise, it’s [...]
Field to Fork: The Food of Nova Scotia is Experiencing a Farm Renaissance Following the trend of farm to table restaurants in the US, Nova Scotia is having a renaissance of its own agricultural tradition. As a province, Nova Scotia produces a surprising number of agricultural products for a province of its size. For example, [...]
Dating from colonial times, New Zealand produces a diverse array of wine styles due to the range of climates that the grapes are grown in. The most popular and successful wines in New Zealand are arguably Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and it would be a shame to not sample some of these fine drops when visiting Kiwi land.
How I wish I was writing to you from a verdant Tuscan hillside surrounded by laughing friends, plucking sun-ripened olives from low hanging branches, tasting freshly pressed olive oil and sipping a bold Brunello… sigh. But alas, like you, I’ll just have to plan a future Mediterranean adventure to celebrate the season of abondanza. So with the glories of fresh pressed olive oils in mind, I’ve gathered together a sampling of wonderful Olive Harvest Tours to stir your inner artisanal spirit.
Picture a location with miles of handsomely tended vineyards, fabulous artisan farm to table restaurants, a beautiful waterfront setting, charming historic village, delightful luxury inns, grand estate wineries, active arts community and world renown theater performances. You might be imagining that I flew off to Napa or Sonoma, Bordeaux, or perhaps Argentina, but my fabulous getaway was a very short flight away…. to Ontario Canada…. just a bit west of Toronto on the north side of Niagara Falls, and a short drive from Buffalo New York. Who knew that Ontario boasts one of the finest wine growing regions in the world?!!
Mobility is no longer a barrier to experiencing the romance of soaring above the picturesque valleys and vineyards of Sonoma County California on a majestic hot air balloon ride. Up & Away Ballooning has recently acquired a state-of-the-art balloon basket that was custom crafted in England, and accommodates one passenger in a wheelchair and up [...]
What could be more sensuous and hilarious than participating in the age old tradition of crushing grapes in your bare feet – doing the squishy grape stomp? Lucy loved it, and so may you. It’s time to let your gypsy soul dance at one of the wonderful Wine Harvest Festivals across the country in September [...]