What’s the deal with the gold wire netting on wine bottles? September 20, 2023
Why do some wine bottles from Rioja have gold netting? The short answer, it was a pre-tech way to try to protect wine from counterfeiting.
Sipping in Rioja and the Haro Railway Station District September 18, 2023
Guide to visiting the Haro Railway Station District in Rioja – perfect for exploring regional wines in one collective environment.
Books and movies about Spain to check out before visiting September 15, 2023
These books and movies about Spain will get you in the mood for your travels and Spanish day dreams…while educating you on its history.
Exploring The Towns of Napa Valley September 12, 2023
Each of the towns of Napa Valley have their own story, wines and unique experiences. Sip them in here.
The Judgment of Paris: The Wine Tasting That Changed the World of Wine May 18, 2023
On May 24,1976 the world of wine making changed forever! Discover what happened during the Judgment of Paris, a notable moment in wine history, from the wine lovers at Carpe Travel.
What is New in Luxury Spa Treatments? (HINT: Wine.) May 16, 2023
Vinothérapy: Restorative and relaxing wine-infused soaks, scrubs and sips. Top wine spas and products to create an at home vinothérapy experience.
Lambrusco Wine – What to Know & What to Sip May 8, 2023
Wine 101: Guide to Lambrusco wines, the region, Lambrusco food pairings, and recommended Lambrusco bottles to try.
The Hottest Pairing: Wine Country + Hot Springs May 2, 2023
When planning your grape escape, consider pairing your sips with soaks at natural hot springs in these United States wine regions.
Signature Wine Experiences in Temecula April 24, 2023
Looking for unique ways to pour into Temecula wine country, our editor has tested – and shared – a few signature wine experiences to sip in.
Leisure with a Purpose. Agritourism: Vineyard & Farm Experiences April 20, 2023
Whether it’s working a wine harvest, rustling cattle in the Rockies, or deep-sea fishing in Alaska, every state in the US offers agritourism opportunities.
Exploring the Languedoc and Roussillon Wine Regions April 11, 2023
An insider guide to the history of winemaking in France’s famed Languedoc-Roussillon wine region, the best wineries to visit, where to stay, eat and what to do.
Raise a Glass to Michigan Wines & Those Shaping the Industry April 4, 2023
Carpe Travel discusses all things Michigan wine with Taylor Simpson, co-owner of Good Harbor Vineyards and Aurora Cellars in Northern Michigan.
Exploring The Wines Of Uruguay April 3, 2023
An insider guide to exploring Uruguay wine regions, its winemaking history, the best wineries to visit, where to stay—and what to do and eat.
Beyond the Vines: Things to do in the Champlain Valley of NY March 21, 2023
Visiting Champlain Valley of New York, home to Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks? There’s a lot to do in this upstate New York wine region.
Dan Faber, Rolling Hills Estate Winery March 21, 2023
Carpe Travel sits down with Dan Faber, head winemaker at Rolling Hills Estate Winery to sip in his story and explore Champlain Valley of NY.
What is an AVA & Why Should you Care? March 20, 2023
What’s the big deal about AVAs in the United States? More than you might think for both the wine sippers and wine producers.
Uncorking a Total Wine Immersion Experience in Upstate New York March 14, 2023
Rolling Hills Estate Winery is helping to shape the Champlain Valley of New York AVA and wine experiences in this budding wine region.
What are French-American hybrid Wines? March 8, 2023
A beginners guide to understanding French-American hybrid grapes, the wines produced and why they matter in today’s world of climate change.
Exploring Rioja: Three Days of Gourmet Food & Wine February 16, 2023
An insider guide to the best Rioja wineries, the regions history, and recommendations for the restaurants and hotels.
Wine Holidays 2023: The Complete List of International Wine Days February 10, 2023
I might be the worst wine writer out there since I rarely acknowledge wine holidays. Yes, there is a day each month dedicated to celebrating a different wine and its grape. For me, every day is a celebration of wine. 😜 Buuuuut, since I’ve been asked to start showcasing different wines on their designated holiday …
California Wine Festivals are Back! Sip these in… February 7, 2023
Wine festivals in California are back! Here are some of the top California wine festivals not to miss this year.
A Beginner’s Guide to Wine Tasting in Burgundy, France February 6, 2023
Where should you wine taste in Burgundy and when should you visit? Our new Beginner’s Guide to Wine Tasting in Burgundy has this and more.
Discover Lake County, CA: Where to Sip, Stay & Eat January 23, 2023
The Lake County wine region is a delicious California wine tasting destination, especially for those not wanting to deal with the crowds in the Napa Valley.
The Ultimate Girl Scout Cookie Wine Pairing Guide January 19, 2023
We all love Girl Scout Cookie season, make it even better with these Girl Scout Cookie wine pairings!
From A to Z: Top Wine Festivals in Every State Not to Miss January 18, 2023
Calling all wine lovers! There are (food and) wine festivals in every one of the 50 states in the U.S., and we’ve pulled the MUST sip events for you.
A Guide to the Liguria Wine Region in Northern Italy December 5, 2022
A Guide to the Liguria wine regions in Northern Italy including Cinque Terre wines, Portofino, Dolcecacqua. Where to sip, stay and things to do.
A Beginner’s Guide to Alsace Wines and the Alsace Wine Route November 28, 2022
Wine loving travelers take note! Everything to know about Alsace – its wines, where to sip, stay – as you explore France’s Alsace wine route.
The Ultimate Gift Guide for Wine Lovers November 14, 2022
It’s time to think outside the bottle and give the wine lover in your life a unique gift they’ll savor. Carpe Travel has the ultimate gift guide for wine lovers with a variety of items ranging in price to fit everyone’s tastes.
International Wine Destinations You Need to Visit Now… According to Somms November 14, 2022
Who better to ask about the coolest places and best sipping spots than professional wine sommeliers?
‘Tis the Season – Wines for Thanksgiving November 10, 2022
Take the stress out of Thanksgiving wine pairings with our recommendations on wines that complement everything on your table.
Discovering Cava: Sip the History and Future of this Spanish Sparkling Wine November 8, 2022
Your guide to everything Cava! What is Cave wine and why you should be drinking these Spanish bubble and how to visit the place it’s produced.
How to Sip in Bloomington & the Indiana Upland Wine Trail in 3 Days November 3, 2022
To get your Indiana sip trip started here’s a 3-day wine tasting itinerary that pours into wineries near Bloomington and on the Indiana Upland Wine Trail.
Exploring Basque Country – Bilbao, Spain November 1, 2022
How to spend two delicious days in Bilbao, Spain – Basque Country – where to sip, stay, eat and things to do.
DESTINATION: Indiana Wine Trails October 28, 2022
The best way to immerse yourself into Indiana’s wine scene is to focus on the regions around one of the state’s major cities and its wine trails.
Sipping Through 7 Illinois Wine Trails October 26, 2022
Illinois wine country has 7 wine trails making wine country exploration convenient. The trick is to select the best wine trail for your interests.
Exploring Illinois Wineries From the City to the Countryside October 25, 2022
When it comes to visiting Illinois wineries, the first step is to decide if you want a city or country experience. We have both laid out for you.
Wine Country Road Trip. Sipping Across Arizona. October 18, 2022
This north-to-south one-week itinerary for Arizona wine country will surely arouse your senses and give you a taste for Arizona wineries.
Sip and Stay: Winery Hotels in the United States October 17, 2022
Staying on a working vineyard at a winery hotel is a great way to immerse yourself in wine country. Winery hotels in the US for your wine vacation.
7 Wineries in Hopland Not to be Missed October 11, 2022
With world-class wineries tucked away in northern California; Hopland is where to sip. Here are seven of the top wineries in Hopland not to miss.
3 Day Itinerary for Discovering Rhode Island Wineries October 6, 2022
With 15 wineries in Rhode Island, sipping them all in is very do-able. Follow our three day itinerary to discover all the Rhode Island wine country has to uncork.
Discover Rhode Island Wineries October 3, 2022
With 15 wineries in Rhode Island sipping them all in very achievable. To help with your sip trip we’ve mapped out Rhode Island wineries to discover.
Sipping in the Rhode Island Wine Region From Country to City to Coast October 3, 2022
Choose your own adventure for sipping in the Rhode Island wine country. Where to Sip, Stay & Things to Do in Rhode Island Wine Country.
Pairing National Parks with Wine Country September 29, 2022
For you road tripping wine loving travelers here are nine US National Parks that border (or are close to) wine regions within the US.
Elevated Wine Tastings: Wineries with Food in Napa Valley & Sonoma September 26, 2022
Wineries with food aren’t new but we’ve found several in Napa Valley and Sonoma offering gourmet culinary pairing experiences are next level tastings.
Mendocino Wine Country: Sipping in Hopland September 12, 2022
There’s no better place to start sipping through the Mendocino wine country than Hopland. Your guide on where to sip, stay and things to do.
Uncorking Mendocino Wine Country, Anderson Valley September 10, 2022
Our wine experts have paired where to sip, stay and things to do in Anderson Valley in Mendocino wine country for your next sip trip.
U.S. Wine Regions Somms are Excited to Sip August 15, 2022
Vacations are meant to be refreshing, why not make them delicious too? Top wine regions in the United State and where to sip according to Somms.
Wines of Campania and the Amalfi Coast August 9, 2022
The Amalfi Coast is a wine lovers vacation destination. To truly sip it in, see our overview of the wines of the Amalfi Coast and Campania.
The Perfect Amalfi Coast Itinerary for Wine Lovers August 8, 2022
The perfect Amalfia Coast itinerary for wine lovers. Whether a beachfront restaurant in Positano or café in Ravello, delicious local wine is waiting.
Choose Your Own Adventure in Washington Wine Country August 4, 2022
What kind of Washington adventure are you thirsty for? Here are three enticing options, which can be combined or taken solo.
Uncorking the Top Wineries in Indiana August 1, 2022
With more 100 wineries in Indiana, we’ve tried to help narrow down some of the top sips in the state so you can find your perfect pairing.
The Wine+Food+Art+Music Experience is Here! July 31, 2022
Food and wine pairings aren’t new but what about pairing food and wine WITH art and music for a complete multi-sensory immersion experience? (Did I just blow your brain?!?!)
Left & Right Banks of Bordeaux for Wine Lovers July 29, 2022
Both the Left and Right Banks of Bordeaux are equally worth sipping in. Top tours, wineries, where to stay and things not to be missed.
Carpe Travel Releases Comprehensive Collection of Wine Travel Guides for US Wine Regions July 21, 2022
Carpe Travel, an online resource dedicated to wine travel, has created wine travel guides for more than 30 United State’s wine regions, making it easier than ever to plan a wine vacation.
City of Bordeaux: Where to Sip, Stay & Things to do July 19, 2022
The ultimate trip to Bordeaux begins in the city that bears its name, which is also one of the best places to learn about wine in the world.
Sip in the History of Bordeaux July 18, 2022
Bordeaux and its wines are world-renowned but just how did this wine region in France earn its claim to fame…and how is it transforming to remain on top.
How Do You Say Vineyard in German? A Guide to Pairing Castles & Riesling July 15, 2022
Germany is famous for Riesling wine. Our editors have paired a few German castles and nearby wineries to get you on your way.
Things to do in Napa Valley…That Have Nothing to do with Wine July 11, 2022
Here are a few of our favorite things to do in Napa Valley that are both outside – socially distanced – and have nothing to do with wine.
Wine 101: Pét Nat and Piquette Wines Explained June 27, 2022
Just what is Pét Nat wine and Piquette wine and what are some other no or low alcohol wines to sip?
Wine 101: Wine Tasting Room Etiquette June 25, 2022
Visiting wine tasting rooms has a lot of perks…and some rules. We’ve laid out a few wine tasting etiquette rules to keep in mind for your next sip trip.
Master Wine Sommeliers Share their Favorite Wine Cocktails June 21, 2022
What are some of the favorite wine cocktails Masters of Wine and Sommeliers are sipping this summer? Get the recipes…
The 12 Essential London Wine Bars to Visit June 17, 2022
This is truly a master list of wine bars in London that everyone should bookmark. 12 essential London wine bars plus 12 more to pour into.
3 Wine Trails, 34 Wineries, 1 Wine Train + East Tennessee = A Lot to Uncork June 15, 2022
Three wine trails, 34 wineries, 1 wine train. The East Tennessee wine region has a lot to uncork.
Visiting Santorini June 13, 2022
Whether you’re traveling for a taste of the luxury lifestyle, or are simply looking to experience this truly unique place, Santorini is a must-visit for any travel enthusiast.
Whisky & Wine. Sipping in the Middle Tennessee Wine Region June 12, 2022
Tennessee’s wine regions are divided into 3 Grand Divisions. One grand area is Middle Tennessee, aka a grape escape to 33 Tennessee wineries.
You can now book a vineyard stay on Airbnb June 11, 2022
With a few clicks you can sort through 120,000 vineyard stays around the world. Talk about expanding your palate!
Time to Uncork West Tennessee Wineries June 9, 2022
The Tennessee wine regions are divided into 3 districts called Grand Divisions. One grand area is West Tennessee, home to 8 wineries = a grape escape.
Sipping in Russian River Valley, Redwoods and the Coastal Loop June 6, 2022
Hiking though ancient Redwoods, kayaking the Russian River, sipping in the Pacific ocean and wine tasting. Uncork it all on Sonoma’s West County Loop.
Wine with Lobster: The Best Wine Pairings May 17, 2022
Love lobster? Love wine? A lobster wine pairing is a match made in culinary heaven. But what wine to pair? We’ve got you covered.
Destination Hermann, Missouri: Where to Sip & Stay May 16, 2022
Wine country is everywhere, including Missouri – an easy and budget friendly sip trip. Where to stay and wineries in Hermann to sip in.
Where to Sip & Stay in Georgia Wine Country May 10, 2022
With 2 AVAs and 57 wineries there is a lot to sip in Georgia. But where to start? We’ve curated the best wineries in Georgia based on wine and experiences.
Where to Stay in Maryland Wine Country May 6, 2022
Several wineries in Maryland have accommodations right on site others sit in the heart of the regions. Our favorites – where to stay in Maryland wine country.
Beyond the Vines in Maryland Wine Country May 5, 2022
When it’s time to take a break from wine tasting, Maryland has plenty to keep the fun going. But, there are a few things you shouldn’t miss…
Destination Washington: Where to Sip, Stay & Eat in Woodinville Wine Country May 3, 2022
Our Woodinville wine tasting itinerary pairs the perfect weekend in one of Washington’s most popular wine tasting destination.
Sipping in the NoLo Movement April 15, 2022
Low alcohol and non alcoholic wines, beers and spirits are booming in popularity. Here are a few favs to pour into.
Top 10 Wineries in Maryland April 13, 2022
Not only will you find fine wine made from classic European grapes at wineries in Maryland, but pét-nats and piquettes too. But where to start?
Destination: Maryland Wine Country April 11, 2022
With 100+ wineries in Maryland and 900 acres of vines, it makes for a delicious escape. Our 3-day itinerary is perfect for uncorking Maryland wine country.
Sip Trip: Three Days in Minnesota Wine Country April 8, 2022
Three days sipping in Minnesota’s wine country… Where to sip, stay, eat and things to do. This wine tasting itinerary will help you pour into Minnesota.
Uncorking Highway 1 April 6, 2022
There’s so much to uncork along Highway 1, much of it isn’t even in a bottle… Here are 25 seriously fun road trip ideas along Highway 1 to discover.
Destination: Minnesota Wine Country April 4, 2022
We’ve narrowed down our favorite Minnesota wineries that offer high-quality wines, scenic views, delicious eats, and fun events.
Forget Spritzers & Sangria. Sip in these 16 Incredible Wine Cocktails March 17, 2022
We find both wine and cocktails at the center of so many of our festivities. Why not pair the two? Recipes for 16 delicious wine cocktails. 16 luscious and rich wine cocktails recipes perfect for any occasion.
Wine 101: What is Vegan Wine? (Bonus – Vegan Wineries in Tuscany) March 16, 2022
How is it that a natural plant-derived beverage like wine isn’t 100% vegan? Bonus – recommended vegan wines in Tuscany.
An Epic Wine Experience in New Zealand’s Central Otago Wine Region February 16, 2022
Planning a wine vacation that combines the love of travel with the love of wine in New Zealand’s Central Otago wine region.
WINE 101: What is dry wine? January 26, 2022
A short guide to understanding what dry wine is and sipping recommendations.
Best Wine Apps For Your GRAPE Escape January 22, 2022
There are so many lists of the best wine apps out there, but not many include wine apps that are actually helpful when you’re visiting wine country. Voila!
Hunting for Alba White Truffles in Piedmont January 20, 2022
Carpe Travel’s local guide to all things related to hunting Alba white truffles in the Piedmont wine region.
Where to Stay in Alba: A cheat sheet to visiting Barolo January 18, 2022
Planning your trip to the Piedmont region of Italy? Our guide shares where to stay in Alba (and what to know) including the best Barolo and Barbaresco hotels.
Wine 101: How to Store Wine at Home January 14, 2022
These wine storage tips are flexible and accommodate what’s best for your budget, space and general needs for storing wine at home.
Sipping Wine at a Castle…in Sonoma December 20, 2021
Who said you had to go to Europe to wine taste at a castle? Bring out your inner royal at these six wine castles in Sonoma.
Sip Trip: How to Pour Into the Russian River Valley December 13, 2021
Whether spending a few hours passing through or a long weekend, don’t miss these Russian River Valley wineries.
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Our Russian River Valley Wine Travel Guide shares a brief overview of the Northern Sonoma wine region, where to sip and where to stay.
7 of the Best Food & Wine Hotels in Crete, Greece December 1, 2021
Seven of the best hotels in Crete to stay at when exploring the Greek wine region.
A Complete Guide to The Ultimate Sicilian Wine Trip November 29, 2021
Dreaming of an Italian wine vacation? Our Sicilian wine guide shares a bit about the region, where to stay and wineries in Sicily to sip.
Dessert Wine Pairings 101 November 27, 2021
Our tips and recommendations for how to have your wine and dessert pairings take the cake…
Sip Trip: 3 Day Guide to Wineries in Lancaster County, PA November 18, 2021
Want to explore Pennsylvania wine country? Here’s how to spend three days sipping in Lancaster wineries and things to do beyond the vines.
Wine 101: What Is Orange Wine and Which Are The Best To Sip? November 10, 2021
What is orange wine? This style of winemaking is having a real moment. What to know about orange wine and US winemakers leading the style.
The Ultimate Guide to At-Home Winter Wine Cocktails November 8, 2021
Wine is our jam, so we rounded up some of our favorite warming winter wine cocktails as the temps start to dip.
How to do a Long Island Wine Country Weekend November 2, 2021
The Hamptons and Montauk may draw the crowds, but wine lovers looking to explore Long Island wineries should head to the North Fork. What to know.
Top 5 Long Island Wineries to Uncork November 1, 2021
Figuring out a way to narrow down which Long Island wineries to sip? These five offer a glimpse into the regions diversity with high-quality wines.
Virginia Wine Country: Ultimate Guide to Sipping Wineries in Shenandoah Valley October 27, 2021
Uncork and sip in the Shenandoah Valley. This weekend itinerary guides you through wineries in Shenandoah Valley for the perfect grape escape.