Author: Cori Solomon

A Day in the Eastern Townships

Just outside of Montreal is a unique area in the Quebec Province called Eastern Townships. Located around 45 minutes southeast of Montreal, several hours from the city of Quebec, and borders Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, the Eastern Townships offers many activities for the traveler to experience during any season.

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Bodegas Salentein: Defining the Wines of the Valle De Uco

When it comes to South American and wine growing, one might consider Mendoza Argentina the epicenter of Argentine winemaking. The Mendoza wine region is made up of several distinct areas; Luján De Cuyo, Maipú and Valley de Uco. Both Luján de Cuyo and Maipú are well-established regions that have been producing wines for well over 100 years. The Valle de Uco is relatively new to the Argentine wine industry being only 20 -30 years old. Forging its way early on was Bodegas Salentien. Bodegas Salentein was established in 1992. Not only was it one of the earliest pioneers of...

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Hahn Family Wines: Discovering the Secrets of the Santa Lucia Highlands

To some, the Central Coast of California is a wine lover’s best kept secret, especially since California wine only means Napa and Sonoma to most people. Yet, the wines from the Central Coast are equally as outstanding as those from their northern counterparts. The Central Coast and Santa Lucia Highlands wineries now play an important role in the production of wine. One of the largest family-run wineries is Hahn Family Wines. You might even call its owner the “Robert Mondavi of the Central Coast.” Like its northern competitor, who went into winemaking against the odds in 1966 and ultimately...

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Discovering Naoussa: A Trip to the Land of the Xinomavro Grape

Wine tastings are a fabulous way to discover new wines and varietals from around the world. In the case of the Greek wines of Naoussa, visiting this area, meeting the winemakers and their families, sharing a Greek family styled meal and touring the vineyards and wineries only enhanced the quality by offering a different perspective on the wines. It also provides a better appreciation of Greece and Xinomavro, the signature grape of this region of Macedonia.

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