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The Ultimate Pairing of Outdoor Activities and Wine Tasting in Colorado

Colorado is home to countless outdoor adventures many of which pair well with my favorite beverage – wine! With nearly 100 Colorado wineries, there are several opportunities to blend the two. I’ve pulled together my five favorite towns – and adventures – to help you pair the perfect wine tasting in Colorado.

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Four Fantastic Wine Country Destinations for Fit Travel

Pairing wine country with a good workout may sound like an odd blend but the combination has proven to be a hit. Albeit, you may not want to do the two simultaneously. In collaboration with Expedia.com, I’ve pulled together four fantastic wine country destinations in the United States outside of Napa and Sonoma where you …

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Adventures in Wine: There’s More than Pineapple Wine at MauiWine

All 50 states in the United States produce wine, including Hawaii. On our last trip to Maui my family reluctantly woke up early and gave up one of their coveted days at the beach to trek up into the mountains so I could work towards my goal of visiting a winery in each of the …

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Tips for Food Photography While on Vacation

By Max Therry Food and wine go together beautifully, and if you are traveling to a particular wine region, why not take some photos of the local dishes? For instance, if you were taking your vacation in Bordeaux, you may want to take photos of lamb, beef, and duck dishes that pair perfectly with the …

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The Best Places to Visit in Southern France for Wine Lovers

By Barbara Mazz, Contributing Writer Near the borders of Spain, Italy, and along the Mediterranean Sea is the beautiful South of France.  Lovingly referred to by the locals as le Midi, The South of France is one of the top tourist destinations for wine lovers—and for a good reason. Both red and white wine lovers …

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The Best Australian Wine Regions to Visit

By Irene Seah, guest writer Australian wines have a strong international presence for a reason – they’re good! Australia ranks sixth in the world’s wine production, producing more than 770 million litres of wine annually. But, it’s not just about the quantity, it’s the quality of Australian wines that make the country a destination for …

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What Every Wine Lover Should Know About Ohio Wine

Wine might be the last thing on your mind when you think about Ohio, but why not? With 265 wineries and five recognized American Viticultural Area, the Buckeye State is putting itself on the world wide wine map. If you’re ever looking to sip your way through Ohio, or just interested in learning more about …

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What every wine lover should know about Washington wine & its history

Washington might want to think about changing its state fruit from apples to grapes. The Washington wine industry is booming! Washington is ranked among the world’s top wine regions and the state continually receives rewards for its wine’s consistent high quality. With that said, there is a lot to learn about the Washington wine regions …

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What Every Wine Lover Should Know About New Mexico Wine & its History

New Mexico has a rich wine history that took a lot of twists and turns throughout the years. Although the state didn’t have an easy start when it came to producing wine, today it continues to grow across the region. If you’re visiting the Land of Enchantment it’s worth trying some of the enchanting wines …

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Wine Tasting in Philly: Bucks County Wine Trail

A Guide to Bucks County Wine Trail in Pennsylvania Thirty-five miles north of downtown Philadelphia sits the Bucks County Wine Trail, made up of eight Pennsylvania wineries. The wineries themselves are within a few miles of one another, making it an easy wine country escape with ample sipping opportunities. While it’s only eight Pennsylvania wineries – …

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Wine Tasting in Philly: Brandywine Artisan Wine Trail

Your Guide to Wine Tasting in Philadelphia & the Brandywine Artisan Wine Trail With geography, climate and growing conditions that mirror those of the Bordeaux Region in France, southeastern Pennsylvania – near Philadelphia – continues to emerge as a major force in America’s wine industry. In fact, Pennsylvania wines as a whole are making steady …

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Hiking & Wine Tasting in the Cape Winelands

By Bianca Knauf, Contributing Writer If you think of Cape Town, South Africa, the image of the iconic Table Mountain may come to mind. This, however, is a small part of what this melting pot of colonial culture, mixed with African vibes, has to offer. True Indian cuisine meets Dutch architecture with the smell of …

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For the Love of Wine…

When the winemakers fell head-over heels in love…with wine. Over the past few years I have had the privilege to interview several amazing winemakers for Carpe Travel’s Interview with a Winemaker’s series. I’ve shared most of these interviews already BUT I haven’t shared ALL the questions I’ve asked them. Yes, I’ve been saving some of …

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Lunch or Happy Hour with a View? The Best Rooftop Bars in Denver.

By Hans Ebenman, Contributing Writer Visiting Denver soon? Looking for some rooftop bars and restaurants with amazing views of the Rocky Mountains?  The Rooftop Guide has rounded-up the best rooftop bars from all over the world, including Denver. Here’s our list of the best rooftop bars in Denver. Los Chingones Mexican food, cozy atmosphere, might …

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The MUST Visit Wineries in Santa Cruz

By Tom Masters, Contributing Writer Santa Cruz is well-known for being the “birthplace” of surfing and hosting more than 20 luxurious miles of sandy shoreline where surfers gather to hit the waves. You may be surprised to hear that just like Napa Valley and other popular wine worthy areas of the country, Santa Cruz is …

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Idaho…the new frontier for wine?!?!

“Idaho…the new frontier of wine growing?!?!” That’s exactly what I said, after I did a quick Google search to make sure there were in fact wineries in Idaho. I mean, really isn’t Idaho all about meat and potatoes?  Apparently not. Or so I learned after spending a few days with the Idaho Wine Commission exploring …

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Interview with a Winemaker, Jay Christianson with Canyon Wind Cellars

Sipping in Colorado Wine with Jay Christianson, Canyon Wind Cellars Earlier this summer I was invited to a small, private, wine tasting for writers here in Colorado. The gathering was specifically put together to preview wines that had won the Governor’s Cup Wine Competition, an annual competition recognizing the top wines in Colorado. This year, …

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Exploring the Pennsylvania Wine Trails

Sipping in all that the Pennsylvania wine trails have to uncork Guest Post, by Kayla Matthews Did you know the state of Pennsylvania has more than 300 wineries? It ranks 5th nationally in the amount of grapes grown and 7th in the production of wine. Pennsylvania’s moderate growing climate and ideal terrain means that it …

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Tips for Planning Bike and Wine Tours in Mendoza Argentina

I’ve visited several wine regions but there are still soooo many I want to try. Mendoza Argentina is one of my top five I still want to get to. My fellow travel writer and wine lover, Claudia Tavani has visited Mendoza on multiple occasions and has shared a few tips and things to know if …

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Planning a wine tour in Italy? What the experts have to say on wine tasting in Italy.

Planning a wine tasting trip isn’t as easy as it may sound, especially if you’re planning one in a wine region you are unfamiliar with. I have learned this the hard way… When it comes to Napa Valley and Paso Robles I can map out at least a weeks worth of wine tastings but put …

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Putting Piedmont Wine in Perspective

I’ve been exploring the process of becoming a certified sommelier, not because I need it but because I LOVE learning about wine, the regions and different methods used to create such an important piece of so many cultures. Not to mention, I would REALLY enjoy my homework. But, you don’t have to take a “class” …

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Finger Lakes Wineries

This week I’ve partnered with WearEverYouGo.com for a very special and fashionable Wine Wednesday. WearEverYouGo.com is a travel site dedicated to providing women with the inspiration and ideas to pack the perfect travel wardrobe. This week we’re talking WINE and what to wear when you’re wine tasting, especially along the Finger Lakes Wine Trail. (Have …

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Niagara-on-the-Lake Wineries: A Visit to Peller Estates

Last year I spent a week in Toronto and was able to see a lot of things and taste some great Candaina Icewine BUT I didn’t have a chance to get out to any wineries. So, I’m very excited to have Tamara Gruber a family travel blogger at We3Travel.com share her thoughts and experience after …

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The Wines of Summer: Three Rose Wines to Drink this Summer

Summer doesn’t actually begin until June 21, 2014 but for my family it begins this week with the kids getting out of school for THREE MONTHS. Did I mention, they would be home for three months… There will be several adventures to come over the next three months, not to mention several bottles of wine …

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Wine on a Plane: World’s Best In-Flight Wine Lists

Did you know airlines are judged on their inflight wine selections? I didn’t but I do love having wine on a plane. Not only are they “judged” on the wine selections but they’re given an award for their list of wine. The annual Business Traveller’s Cellars in the Sky awards, which recognizes the best business and …

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A Winemakers Tale: Adam Campbell, Elk Cove Vineyards

Welcome to this month’s edition of A Winemakers Tale where I feature interviews with winemakers from different wine regions around the world. Seeing as I’m still feeding (or rather sipping) my mild obsession with Oregon wine country I have discovered yet another AMAZING Pinot Noir to grace my dinner table. It seemed only fitting to try and interview its …

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The Piemonte Wine Trail: Barbaresco Wine Tasting in Neviglie

Happy Wine Wednesday! We’re in for a treat this week with a guest post from Valerie Quintanilla, one of Italy’s newest expats, living her dream in Piemonte, Italy and sharing her wine tales at GirlsGottaDrink. Her recent wine adventures took her along the Piemonte Wine Trail. Sounds amazing…read on to see why. Valerie Quintanilla We …

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Paso Robles Wineries, What’s All the Hype About?

As I started my research for an upcoming wine tasting trip to Paso Robles I discovered  Matthew Liberty and his Paso Robles wine and food blog, HootnAnnieBlog. The site is filled with great insider tips for people who travel to Paso Robles wineries. All of which I tried to absorb before heading that way last week.  …

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