10 Places to Hike, Bike and Sip
November 1, 2014 – 8:09 am | No Comment

Special to Road Trips for Wine
By The Wine Institute
Now that the harvest rush has subsided, active wine lovers can take advantage of the good weather and enjoy vineyard landscapes with a hike or bike …

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Kieu Hoang Winery Opens November 1
October 11, 2014 – 10:20 pm | No Comment

california_napa_kieu-hoangKieu Hoang Winery announces the grand opening of its facilities at 1285 Dealy Lane, Napa Valley, California, on November 1, 2014.

The first 30 registered club members in the US will be invited on a three-day trip to the Napa Valley to join the other 270 members from around the world to attend the Grand Opening. They will have a chance to meet our special guest and brand ambassador Li Bing Bing.

On the same day, in China, our exclusive distributor, Jian Min Pharmacy, a subsidiary of Guangzhou Pharmaceuticals Corporation, will begin to sell Kieu Hoang wine to its 500,000 online customers.

Grand Opening festivities in Napa will include a two-hour performance featuring Chinese Pop Star and R&B Artist, Isabelle Huang Ling, Hong Kong-based Rock Duo, Soler, Barrel Kung Fu Dance choreographed by Kieu Hoang and KHKMY models which will be broadcasted live in China and USA.

In order to give the public a chance to celebrate this occasion with us, the winery will be open on November 2, 2014 at 9 a.m. with shows at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Over the past several months, the Winery has undergone a major architectural face-lift, modernizing the facilities while improving on the surrounding structures to better accommodate visitors, including fixtures such as the veranda, the welcoming center, the tasting room, and the entrance facade. All newly designed furniture and complementary decorations are custom-made that will naturally highlight the majestic beauty of the Winery and its surrounding environment.

The Kieu Hoang Winery located in the wine making region of Napa–Sonoma Valley is owned and managed by an American businessman, Kieu Hoang. The Winery includes the crushing facility located in the Carneros region of Napa, two parcels of vineyards. This 20-acre property was formerly owned by the Michael Mondavi Family.

In its ongoing effort to create the top vintage of Cabernet Sauvignon in the Napa-Sonoma Region, the Kieu Hoang Winery had recently purchased the Guilliams Vineyards, a family-operated property in the Spring Mountain District of Saint Helena since 1978.

How To Tap a Five Liter Bottle
March 9, 2014 – 2:47 pm | No Comment

As the above video illustrates, Christophe Hedges is tapping 5 Liters using taps from NitroTap.com. In the recent months, he has decided to be the largest 5 Liter producer in the world, and that …

Toques et Clochers
February 17, 2014 – 8:42 am | No Comment
Toques et Clochers

Organized over the Palm Sunday weekend by the wine growers of the Sieur d’Arques, France, “Toques et Clochers” (“chef’s hats and steeples”) is intended to promote the different soil types of the Limoux vineyard.
Each year, …

Wine Competition Public Tasting
February 10, 2014 – 8:18 am | No Comment
Wine Competition Public Tasting

If you’ll be in northern California next weekend, you might want to see if you can score a ticket for the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (SFCWC) Public Tasting.
It’ll be held from 1:30 to 5 …

Wine Lovers’ Way to Fly
February 6, 2014 – 7:27 pm | No Comment
Wine Lovers’ Way to Fly

Sipping a great glass of white wine or champagne at 30,000 feet is among the ultimate luxuries of travel, and London-based Business Traveller judges the best airlines have to offer every year in its Cellars …

Michigan’s “Toast the Season”
October 23, 2013 – 12:21 pm | No Comment
Michigan’s “Toast the Season”

Twenty-two wineries on Michigan’s Leelanau Peninsula are gearing up for the region’s largest wine tour.
“Toast the Season” is a self-guided tour along the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail, held the first two weekends of November.
This year’s …

Pro/Am Wine Tasting Contest
October 8, 2013 – 12:55 pm | No Comment
Pro/Am Wine Tasting Contest

Here’s your chance to show off your oenophile chops.
Head to Geja’s Café, 340 West Armitage Avenue, Chicago, Illinois (map) for the 40th annual Pro/Am Wine Tasting Contest. It’s set for 1 p.m. November 3, 2013.
The …

Columbia Gorge Wine & Pear Festival
May 20, 2013 – 8:14 am | No Comment
Columbia Gorge Wine & Pear Festival

The third annual Columbia Gorge Wine & Pear Festival is set for May 18 and 19, 2013, in the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum (WAAAM), 1600 Air Museum Road, Hood River, Oregon (map).
WAAM has …

Vintage Ohio Wine Festival
May 6, 2013 – 8:45 am | No Comment
Vintage Ohio Wine Festival

Needless to say, Ohio wines are the stars during the Vintage Ohio Wine Festival, held from 1 to 10 p.m. August 2 and 3, 2013, in Kirtland, Ohio (it’s always held on the first Friday …

UnWined at the Movies
March 25, 2013 – 8:59 am | No Comment
UnWined at the Movies

Now here’s a different kind of wine tasting, courtesy of the Idaho Wine Commission.
All Road Trips Foodies anywhere near Southwest Idaho are invited to attend the first annual “UnWined at the Movies” at The Egyptian …

Wine Tours in Vienna
March 20, 2013 – 8:13 am | No Comment
Wine Tours in Vienna

Headed to Austria, Road Trips Foodies? On April 19 and 20, 2013, Viennese Wine Tours will give a look behind the scenes at some the city’s leading wineries.
A group of 20 Viennese winemakers will open …