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plaza del Coso Peñafiel Castle harvest festival Spain

Plaza del Coso Harvest Festival

The plaza del Coso with Peñafiel Castle rising in the background was the scene of this fantastic harvest festival deep in the heart of wine country in the Ribera del Duro region of Castile y Leon Spain. There were dancing

Azores Pico Island Portugal


On Pico Island in his home distillery,Augusto Silva shows me the fruits of his labor from which he makes his sweet liquor.His stone walled vineyards of Verdelho grapes are within the Unesco World heritage site in the Criaco Velha wine …

Erich Scheiblhofer at his winery in Burgenland Austria

Burgenland Austria

Erich Scheiblhofer at his winery in Burgenland Austria

“Gliding along on a electric-powered bicycle somewhere on the road to the historic bridge of Andau between Austria and Hungary, I realized that I was having way more fun than I thought I would on this trip.

I had a …

Magical realism and wine in Chile

chile-gillmore winery-church

danielia gillmoreDaniella Esturillo, the general manager of Gillmore and daughter of its founder Francisco Gillmore told us funny stories at dinner. She is one of those superenthusiastic people with a child-like bright smile and wide open eyes that find a silver …

Casa Lapostolle Vineyard and Winery Chile

casa lapostolle winery vinyard chile travelI have always loved the wines of Lapostolle and now that I have had the chance to visit their vineyard in Chile I am even more of a fan. They are 100% organic, have built a gravity fed winery unique …