Autumn in Austria
August 25, 2013 – 8:43 am | No Comment

By Teresa Faudon
Austrian Tourist Office
For a boisterous months-long celebration of food and wine, visit during the Lower Austria Fall Wine Festival season and call a 12th-century monastery home.
Within striking distance of Vienna, the lively …

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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 vision is well underway. Large formats have always been successful in the off-premise world, but how do you push the trend to on-premise (restaurants, wine bars etc…)? Sure, you see them displayed behind glass in restaurants, but how many do you see uncorked on a table?

“We’ve introduced this idea to the on-premise arena in a few key states, including California, and it’s really taking off,” Hedges say. Who doesn’t want to buy a glass of wine from a gorgeous 5 Liter standing tall and proud on the bar? And tapping them, as you can see from this ridiculous video we made, is quite easy!”

Hedges Family Estate makes red and white wines from the Columbia Valley and Red Mountain AVAs in Washington State.

(Video courtesy Hedges Family Estate)

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 …

North Georgia Wine Highway
January 8, 2013 – 4:31 pm | No Comment
North Georgia Wine Highway

We often forget that the northern part of Georgia is crossed by the Appalachian Mountains — which means acres of good grape-growing land.
The North Georgia Wine Highway takes you to a half-dozen: Blackstock Vineyards, Frogtown …