Articles Tagged ‘Wine’

Royal Wedding Sparks Interest in British Wines

Royal Wedding Sparks Interest in British Wines May 27, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
When you think of Britain, you hardly think wine. France, Italy, Chile, Argentina, even Australia, sure. But have you ever gone out seeking a bottle of British wine? According to the Daily Mail, there are around 400 vineyards in the country, most of them in the warmer southern counties. The Queen even...

World’s Coolest Design Destinations Make Us Swoon

World’s Coolest Design Destinations Make Us Swoon January 6, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
Travel + Leisure Magazine has a new factor for you to take into account when you consider the ‘cool factor’ of a destination – design. They scoured the world for the coolest shops, bridges, hotels, warehouses, and more. With many of these destinations off the beaten path, we’re...

Paradigm Shift: Study Shows Poles Prefer Wine over Vodka

Paradigm Shift: Study Shows Poles Prefer Wine over Vodka August 26, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
The Polish Public Opinion Research Center, CBOS (or Centrum Badania Opinii Spolecznej) released a report recently (via Decanter) assessing the taste-buds of the good people in Poland, which shows they are shifting away from vodka as the preferred national beverage replacing it with wine. In many other...

Moldovan Wines Not Welcome in Russia

Moldovan Wines Not Welcome in Russia August 25, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
For the second time in the past five years, Russia has banned imports of wines from Moldova because of health risks, with reports of more than 90 batches not meeting hygiene standards. One health official said, “It should be used to paint fences.” This is bad news for Moldova, considering Russia...

Future of Green Foodie Travel? Farmer’s Market Wine

Future of Green Foodie Travel? Farmer’s Market Wine August 23, 2010 | Food Lovers, Travel News | Read More
For all you vino-sippers and farmer’s market junkies, you can now get the best of both worlds: a new law in Massachusetts states that local wineries will be allowed to sell their products at farmer’s markets. Local farmers will be able to apply for temporary liquor licenses to both sell wine...

“Artificial” Icewine Causes Relations to Chill Between Grape Growers

“Artificial” Icewine Causes Relations to Chill Between Grape Growers August 19, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
The world of wine is seemingly governed by the pretense of history and the taste buds of the judging elite– but this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It guides growers on agricultural practices and almost guarantees the production of quality wine. Icewine, the premium dessert wine of the wine-drinking...

After Years of Waiting, Rasteau Wines Ready to Enjoy Elite Status

After Years of Waiting, Rasteau Wines Ready to Enjoy Elite Status August 18, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
The commune of Rasteau in France’s southern Rhône region has been producing quality Côtes-du-Rhône wines for years, but never enjoyed elite status– until now. For winemakers, the recent promotion of Rasteau to AOC (an abbreviation Appellation d’origine contrôlée, which is an elite...

Grecian Grapes Find Their Way Into Chinese Vineyards

Grecian Grapes Find Their Way Into Chinese Vineyards August 17, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Creating a stir lately in the wine industry world has been the recent announcement of a grape-bound cooperative between Greece’s privately-owned Kir Yianni winery in Naousa and China’s state-owned Mogao winery in Wuwei, in central China’s Gansu province. Decanter.com reports that the...

Competition For Wine Yeast May Soon Come From Biofuel

Competition For Wine Yeast May Soon Come From Biofuel August 13, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Americans who currently use ethanol in their cars are said to be benefiting from the massive surplus of corn created from years of government subsidies. However, it now seems that corn-based ethanol production in the United States might have some competition from an unlikely source: wine yeast. It’s...

Mile High Cheers: American Airlines Has All the Best Wines

Mile High Cheers: American Airlines Has All the Best Wines August 10, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Remember that whole fiasco last year where some people got all up in arms about alcohol being served on flights, because some people can’t handle their booze? What if some airlines are actually renowned for their alcohol-serving capabilities? American Airlines has been awarded with three top honors...