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America’s Best Food & Wine Festivals 2017

America’s Best Food & Wine Festivals 2017

This monthly guide covers the largest and best culinary festivals in the United States in 2016. January Jan 25 – 29  Key West Food & Wine Festival; Key West, FL, keywestfoodandwinefestival.com, 305-292-1622 Jan 27 – 29  Oregon Truffle Festival; Eugene, Oregon, oregontrufflefestival.com, 503-296-5929 Jan 27 – 29  Naples Winter Wine Festival; Naples, FL, napleswinefestival.com, 888-837-4919 Jan 27 – 29  Mohegan Sun Winefest; Uncasville, CT, www.sunwinefest.com, […]

Barolo, Italy

Barolo, Italy

Barolo holds an exalted place in the pantheon of Italy’s winemaking tradition. The town and its surroundings, about an hour south of Torino in Piedmont, produce some of the most highly prized wines in the world. While luxury often comes with a cost, the town of Barolo itself has plenty of affordable options for wine […]

Yarra Valley, Australia

Yarra Valley, Australia

There’s a joke Australians like to make about their wines: we drink the best and export the rest. While this bravado is often for the benefit of tourists (indeed, Australia exports 60% of their wine), those who visit the country can find remarkable wines in lesser-known regions with picturesque estates and charming cellar doors. An […]

Burgenland, Austria

Burgenland, Austria

Southeast of Vienna, hugging the border with Hungary, lies the Austrian region known as Burgenland. Once part of the Roman province of Pannonia, Burgenland is Austria’s oldest wine producing area, a natural wonderland and home to some of Austria’s most charming towns, notably Eisenstadt and Rust. The northern part of Burgenland is characterized by mainly […]

Alsace Wine Country

Alsace Wine Country

Wedged along the French-German border, the breathtaking Alsace wine country has been the site of much historical turmoil. Today, visitors flock to it for its distinctive architecture, quaint towns, hiking, bicycling, food and amazing wines. Separated from the rest of France by the Vosges Mountains, Alsace is largely undiscovered by Americans even as its wines […]

Arbois, France

Arbois, France

Surrounded by rolling hills full of vineyards, the medieval town of Arbois, France lives and breathes wine. Here, visitors can immerse themselves in the famous wines of the Jura wine route or explore the history of the town’s most famous resident, Louis Pasteur. Visiting Arbois The town of Arbois is easily traversed on foot, with […]

Epernay – Capital of Champagne

Epernay – Capital of Champagne

The city of Epernay, France is a champagne enthusiast’s dream – an august small town south of Reims overflowing with opportunities to taste the country’s most famous export. Several well known large Champagne houses are found in Epernay as are smaller ones and many are open for tours and tastings. Champagne Tasting in Epernay Lined […]

Beaune, France

Beaune, France

The picturesque French town of Beaune is located in the center of Burgundy, surrounded by villages bearing world famous names prized by wine lovers such as Volnay, Pommard, Puligny-Montrachet and Vosne-Romanee. These fabled names also adorn the labels of the wines that line the numerous shops, tasting rooms and wine bars occupying Beaune’s tiny streets. […]

Friuli Wine Country

Friuli Wine Country

Friuli Venezia Giulia is the easternmost region in Italy, bordering Slovenia and Croatia. Not well known to Americans, the area is mainly agricultural and dotted with hundreds of vineyards and small wineries producing excellent, world class Friuli wines. Wine Regions & Wineries The major towns in Friuli include the central city of Udine, Gorizia on […]

Finger Lakes Wine Country

Finger Lakes Wine Country

The Finger Lakes are one of the nation’s largest grape growing regions, with over 120 wineries clustered around the edges of several “finger-like” lakes that create an ideal micro-climate for vinifera. About four and a half hours from both New York City and Toronto, in the center of upstate New York, are the glacial Finger […]

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Rabat, Morocco

Rabat, Morocco’s capital city, is flush with history and culture unbeknownst to the many Morocco-bound tourists who flock to Tangiers and Casablanca. For those who venture off the beaten path, however, Rabat will prove just as rewarding.

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