by Susan Newman Manfull, winner of the IFWTWA 2014 Emerging Writer Scholarship Award When I read the news earlier this month [October 2014] about the continued dramatic growth of exports of Provence rosé to the United States, I couldn’t help but think of Marcel Ott, the brilliant founder of Domaines […]
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Story and photos by Alex Palmer, winner of IFWTWA 2014 Professional Journalism Scholarship Award There are wine trails and nine distinct wine regions with companies like New Kent, Saude Creek, Dog and Oyster, and Philip Carter. Virginia is well-known for its wealth of U.S. history, but the reds and […]
Editor’s note: The following article by Hilarie Larson is the IFWTWA 2013 Emerging Writer Scholarship Award winning entry, originally published in Wine Folly on July 8, 2013. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ by Hilarie Larson Want more confidence buying Burgundy wine? This simplified guide includes maps, infographics and the most important facts on the […]
Editor’s note: The following article by Barbara Ramsay Orr is the IFWTWA 2013 Professional Journalism Scholarship Award winning entry, originally published as a Special to The Globe and Mail on August 19, 2013. by Barbara Ramsay Orr +++++++++++++++++ Any town that has a butter museum is good by me. […]
On a wine route through Northern California’s El Dorado County, I met the descendants of generations of pioneer winemakers still plying the trade, as well as some visionary and dead-serious newer arrivals. This wine region in the Sierra Foothills northeast of Sacramento is California’s wine-trail-less-traveled, offering an unstaged realism, a […]
Recently, I had the good fortune not only to acquire a copy of John Sarich’s latest book, Chef in the Vineyard, but to experience a guided tasting by the wizard of wine-food pairings himself.
When Oregon’s small coastal town of Lincoln City built and opened their new Culinary Center, city planners had figured out that culinary tourism is a prominent star in the contemporary travel universe. They created a state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen with TV cameras and monitors installed over a professional kitchen with space for two chefs to work separately, and a large versatile arena for students, diners, observers and competition judges to take in all the action—all this with a stunning view of the Pacific Ocean.
In northern Washington, an old highway known as Route 11 bids a welcome adieu to the rush of Interstate 5 and heads northwest through Skagit Valley farmland. Soon, pastures fall away to estuaries and forested hills rise up out of Samish Bay, breaking the flat delta landscape.
It’s remarkable what a change of scenery can inspire. A fresh perspective. Renewed energy. Surprising creativity. A sense of camaraderie. Hosting a conference or meeting at a destination away from the office or corporate campus can amount to better teamwork and a pop in productivity…