Wednesday, October 27, 2021

“It’s Like Riding a Bike.” Those words have haunted me for years.

The mission: Visit the best wineries in Mendoza, Argentina. The reward: Endless Malbec. The obstacle: The bicycle. “It’s Like Riding a Bike.” Those words have haunted me for years because they simply are not true. The secret...

Wine Station Blenheim New Zealand: Wine Tasting the Right Way

Wine Station Blenheim New Zealand is part of the TPOL Down Under Trip Report. Thanks to late night drinking and eating at Raizada, we had to cancel the wine bike tour (rescheduled for the next...

Hans Herzog Vineyard New Zealand: Yes to Wine, Pass on Food

Is it possible to eat and drink anymore than I did on this trip? Of course it is.

Wine Tours by Bike NZ: A Must for Wine Enthusiasts

I can't ride a bike well. Granted I only ride once every few years and only out of tourism necessity.

Waimauku: Wine Tasting in Auckland

Wine Tasting Auckland is part of the Tahiti Triumph Trip Report. It covers the following cities: NYC JFK Dubai, UAE Shanghai, China Papeete, Tahiti Bora Bora, Tahiti Moorea, Tahiti Auckland, New Zealand Hong Kong...

Wine Tasting in Santiago, Chile

Getting There: From the Sheraton Santiago, take Line 1 from Pedro de Valdivia to Tobalaba, then take Line 4 to Las Mercedes. From there, hail a taxi to get you to the wineries.  I came to...

Colchagua Valley, Chile: Carmenere Wine Tasting Guide

Looking for delicious reds? Hop in a rental and head two hours south of Santiago to Colchagua Valley. Surrounding the town of Santa Cruz, you will find more wineries than days in a month. Day...

The Best Bubbly Comes From Franschhoek, Not France

The Bubbles Franschhoek post is part of the South America & Africa Points Heist Trip Report. I boldly stated that the best sushi comes from Cape Town not Tokyo. And now I will emphatically state...

Rupert Wines Franschhoek: A Must Drink for Wine Enthusiasts

Rupert Wines Franschhoek is part of the South America & Africa Points Heist Trip Report. It is unusual that I am devoting an entire post to one vineyard, but then again, it is unusual to...

Franschhoek Wine Tasting Guide: A Life of Indulgence

Like golf, I used to believe that wine was reserved for the old and wealthy. My knowledge of wine came from the movie Sideways as did my resentment for merlot.
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