Elaine Schoch Founder & Editor
Hi, I’m Elaine Schoch (pronounced the German way – Shock). I’m an award-winning travel writer, wine judge, certified by the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 2 and certified American Wine Expert. I’m also married to The Husband and have two kids, Princess One and Two – who’s interest and knowledge in wine is quite extensive. Not to mention the stamps in their passports.
I started Carpe Travel as a place to share our family travel adventures – many moons ago! As my kids have gotten older, and wanting less to be “shared online” Carpe Travel has morphed. Pairing my passions of wine and travel Carpe Travel has become a travel resource for wine lovers. Since I’m regularly traveling with my Princesses, I still do share tips and resources for things to do beyond the vines.
With every 50 states in the United States producing wine, combining a vacation with a visit to wine country has never been easier. (Even with kids!)
I’m personally fascinated with the American wine industry – even those beyond California. I plan to visit wine regions in EACH of the 50 United States. Along the way, I’ll be making a lot of stops, usually with the Princesses.
When Prohibition killed wine making in the United States in the 1920’s, it killed an industry that was booming in places such as Missouri, Tennessee, New York, Idaho and Texas. These are not places one typically thinks about as producing good, quality wine. Today, every state in the country produces wine – even Alaska! When you think about it, we’re still in the infancy of American wine – it’s the perfect time to get out to explore and watch it grow.
There’s no better way to keep the cold winds of winter at bay than winter wine tasting with friends. Carpe Travel brings you our list of the best winter wineries to sip in this year.
Interested in learning about Chilean wine? Carpe Travel uncorks Concha y Toro and its Casillero del Diablo label – literally on of the best wineries in Chile with Massimo Leonori.
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The Walla Walla Airport District is home to the wine incubator program and one of THE places for wine lovers to sip-in Walla Walla wine country. Discover more on this Walla Walla wine region from Carpe Travel.
It’s hard not to wonder why it matters and what the purpose is for all the different types of wine glasses. But there is a reason for all shapes and sizes. Let me explain.
There is a lot to sip in when it comes to Arizona wine country. Here are just a few seriously sip worthy Arizona wineries to uncork.