Post Tagged with: "Wine"

Global Writes Gone But Not Forgotten

Global Writes Gone But Not Forgotten

As of July 15, 2015 the old, familiar Global Writes ceased publication. “GW” served us very well for many years, but now IFWTWA has created a new, exciting digital publication, FWT Magazine:  food  wine  travel. The new magazine will offer IFWTWA member contributors much better exposure to the public in […]

Virginia is Making a Name for Itself as a Wine Destination, with Hundreds of New Vineyards
Destinations / Virginia / Wines & Spirits

Virginia is Making a Name for Itself as a Wine Destination, with Hundreds of New Vineyards

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 […]

In Pursuit of Grasshoppers, Spices and Malbec
Asia / Central & South America / Chronological / Destinations / Food / Mexico / Wines & Spirits

In Pursuit of Grasshoppers, Spices and Malbec

“Try tasty deep-fried grasshoppers,” calls out Niza Lopez of Oaxaca Tourism to onlookers as they walk by the Mexico Tourism Pavilion at the 8th World Culinary Travel Expo at EAT! Vancouver Festival. Tasty it is, crunchy and toasty, wings, legs, head and all – splashed with some chili-lime seasoning. The […]

A Simple Guide to Burgundy Wines (with maps)
Destinations / Europe / IFWTWA Scholarship Award Winners / Wines & Spirits

A Simple Guide to Burgundy Wines (with maps)

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 […]

A stunning Carmel sunset
California / Chronological / Destinations / United States

Modern-Day Bohemia: Quaint, Quirky Carmel-by-the-Sea

Carmel-by-the-Sea is a modern day Bohemia with an eclectic, loose-knit vibe, sans the bespectacled trendy hipsters donned in fedoras and skinny jeans. It’s a small town built on the creative genius of artists, poets and writers, muses inspired by the iconic beauty of the Monterey Peninsula and the year-round mild […]

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California / Chefs of Distinction / Food / Wine Masters of Distinction / Wines & Spirits

San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival Grand Tasting a Grand Slam

To commemorate its tenth anniversary, this year’s San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival pulled out all the stops to create a memorable week-long event that that was the largest and tastiest yet. This venerable annual event has come of age, solidifying itself as one of the most highly anticipated […]

Le Caveau Restaurant before the fire
Canada / Chronological / Food / Wines & Spirits

Ruined by Fire; Renewed by Spring

A month ago, in the days leading up to Christmas, fire broke out at Domaine de Grand Pré near Wolfville, Nova Scotia. It’s the oldest winery in Atlantic Canada, with an enviable position overlooking the Bay of Fundy’s Minas Basin and Grand Pré’s Acadian cultural landscape that became a UNESCO […]

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California / Chronological / Destinations / Food / United States

Modern Comfort at Marina Kitchen Restaurant

Central to a new food and beverage experience at the scenic San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina is Marina Kitchen—a restaurant that serves up quintessential Southern California fare with distinctive “modern comfort food” flair. Located on the hotel’s South Tower lobby level, this eatery offers a delightful dining experience founded […]

Sodaro vineyard during harvest
California / Chronological / Destinations / United States / Wines & Spirits

A Tasting Suited For Royalty ~ Sodaro Estate Winery, Napa Valley

There aren’t many instances in life when we are made to feel like royalty. When we are, it often takes us by surprise.  With the bliss that comes from special attention to detail and undaunted appreciation, we suddenly feel important and savor the precious moments.  You will savor every moment […]

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Sweet and Savory Bites at SIP Wine Bar Del Mar

Locals and tourists alike have become accustomed to visiting the Del Mar Plaza for exceptional wining and dining experiences. One cozy new venue—SIP Wine Bar—is already making a tasty mark on the local scene. This intimate indoor/outdoor gastro-gem is an extension of its sister restaurant, Flavor Del Mar, which resides […]