Winos - er, oenophiles - and beer lovers unite! Here we go galavanting after the grape and the hop, and there are of course scores of fetching - and sometimes surprising - countries & regions to choose from. Cheers!

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Discovering wine and more in New York State's Finger Lakes region

Luke Petrinec/Steuban County CVB As a member of the International Food, Wine, and Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA), I was fortunate to attend a webinar on the Corning and the Southern Finger Lakes presented by Kevin Costello, president and CEO of the Steuben County Conference and Visitors Bureau, and Dave DeGolye, the bureau’s communications manager. I was only somewhat familiar with this wine region, so was pleased to learn more about its wineries as well as to be introduced to all its…

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Saying 'G’Day' to some fine Australian wines

      Some weeks ago, our Southern California Wine Council greeted 2022 with a tasting of five wines from the Land Down Under which are exported to the United States.  Four of these wines are produced by Eight at the Gate in the Wrattonbully wine country located along the country's southeastern coast, about 280 miles from Melbourne and stretching throughout the hill country of the Stewarts and Naracoorte mountain ranges.  This area has a temperate climate, long growing season, and significant…

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Prost! Munich's beery Oktoberfest is back!

  Holzijue/Pixabay From September 17 to October 3, the legendary celebration of German beer, cuisine, and culture in Bavaria's capital is returning after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Unsprprisingly, it's necessary to make your arrangements months in advance, so if you've always wanted to experience Wies'n (as it's known in Bavarian), take note here for 2023! read post  

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A toast to a European beer powerhouse: the Czech Republic!

  Jekurantodistaja Ach, du liebe! It’s that sudsy time of year again, as Germany’s Oktoberfest begins anew later this month. When many of us think “beer”, Deutschland naturally springs readily to mind – and for some, perhaps also Belgium, known for some distinctive brews of its own. But after more than a quarter century recovering from its unfortunate 20th-century stint behind the Iron Curtain of the Cold War decades and resulting beer-industry degradation, the beer-pioneering Czechs are…

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  • I´ve been following the 42 new UNESCO World Heritage Sites announced last month, and this one might be of interest to beer aficionados: the town of Žatec and the Landscape of Saaz Hops, a bit over an hour northwest of Prague:
    Žatec and the Landscape of Saaz Hops
    This cultural landscape has been shaped for centuries by the living tradition of cultivating and trading the world’s most renowned hop variety, used…
  • Wine in...India?? Seems so...
    Tropical vineyards put India on the wine map
    With little history of wine-drinking and unfavourable weather, developing vineyards in India is tough work.
  • I recently came across this admirable summing up of Europe's premier wine regions. It of course includes the expected powerhouses - including my own country, Spain - but also several surprises (would you believe Albania?)
    Uncorking Europe's Best Wine Regions: Hidden Gems & Top Producers
    Discover the best wine regions of Europe, from well-known destinations like Tuscany and Bordeaux to hidden gems like Lavaux and Moravia.
  • If you're a beer lover, just came out with a piece highlighting the USA's 17 best cities for suds - with some interesting surprises!
  • A new craft-beer hotspot in - would you believe Guanacaste, Costa Rica??
    This Sunny Costa Rican Province Is Becoming A Top Destination For Craft Beer
    Traditionally known for its abundant natural beauty, Guanacaste has undergone a serious brewery boom over the past decade.
  • Interesting BBC Travel piece just posted on Sweden as a "new frontier" for sustainable wine, on Gotland Island, above the Arctic Circle:
    The Arctic Circle: A new frontier for sustainable wine
    Once seen as experimental and at the fringe of what's possible, a commercial wine industry in regions just below the Arctic circle is taking advantag…
  • In the U.S., cities especialy known for craft beer include Portland in both Maine and Oregon, San Francisco, and Denver. But these days other locales are angling for a piece of the pie - one of the latest is Tampa, Florida:
    Craft beer is the focus of Visit Tampa Bay's latest marketing campaign
    The relaunched Bay Crafted effort is aimed at driving new and repeat tourists to the region.
  • Who would've though - wine production booming in the desert? But Coahuila state is the site of the oldest still functioning winery in the Americas, founded in 1597, and in recent years vineyards have been booming - here's an interesting read all about it:
    ‘A focus on quality’: Mexico’s wine industry bears fruit in revival of tradition | Mexico | The Gua…
    Vineyards are blooming in the desert of Coahuila state, but vintners must make do with increasingly scarce water
  • Come along on our first ever Gold Country pub crawlat The World on Wheels as we take on all of 'em in our hometown of Ione.

  • It's a new Cocktail Hour today at The World on Wheels as we expand our explorations with a trio of new wineries in our new neighborhood.

    The World on Wheels
    An ongoing adventure of travel and living while using a wheelchair. Tim has been disabled from birth. Darryl is his father and caregiver who travel…
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