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Getting Ready for a Garlicky Trip to Gilroy… With Wine

If you’ve started to think about weekend getaways this summer, there’s one event you should put at or near the top of your list: the 38th annual Gilroy Garlic Festival, to be held July 29-31 in the California community of

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Planning a Wine Vacation? The Pros Say: Head to Austria

The Travvy Awards are described as the Academy Awards of the American travel industry, and at the 2016 Travvy Awards, Austria was selected as the best wine tourism destination in Europe. I am not surprised. During my before-the-wedding honeymoon in

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Take a Safari and Taste Wine — Not Far from L.A.

Bet you didn’t know that you could explore a vineyard AND see wild animals — all not far from downtown Los Angeles. But you can, thanks to Malibu Wine Safaris. The tour of the vineyard includes tastings of wines made

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Wine Touring… and Animal Viewing… in Australia’s Pyrenees

The Pyrenees region of Australia — not to be confused with the Pyrenees mountain range that separates France and Spain — offers beautiful views, fresh country air and a welcoming climate for winegrape growing. Game meats, freshwater fish, honey and

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Australia’s Growing Love Affair With Malbec

People will fly thousands of miles and cross oceans to visit the winelands of Australia. I know. I made that trip several years ago, and my body clock is still recovering from it. But I’m not complaining. That was a

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There Still Time for a Summer Trip to Sonoma

California wine country visitors can experience vibrant charm in a tranquil setting at The Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance Resort & Spa — and there’s still time to get there this summer. Less than an hour north of San Francisco, this

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A Sure Thing in Vegas? Check Out These Wine Events

It may not have the most politically correct name, but you have to love the premise behind the One Drunk Puppy Wine Tasting Event, which is coming up on Saturday, August 15 at the Silverton Casino’s Veil Pavilion in Las

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A California 1 Wine Adventure

Summertime is a great time to take a drive on Highway 1 — the scenic, occasionally harrowing road that hugs California’s Pacific Coast. Harrowing, in part, because of the hairpin turns and narrow lanes, but even more so because many

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Where to ‘Do Wine’ in L.A., Sonoma, Chicago and Copenhagen

You can find wine… and have a fabulous “wine experience”… just about anywhere these days. You just have to know where to look. We’re here to help with four suggestions — from Los Angeles to Sonoma… and from Chicago to

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Traveling This Summer? Wine Awaits!

Planning a getaway this summer? Make sure you plan wine in your itinerary — whether you’re going to “wine country” or not. Here are three ideas — one in the Midwest… one in California’s North Coast wine country… and one

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