Wine lovers, here are the top five locations to release your inner sommelier.
This location is in the southwestern region of the country. Any blend of wine made in that region is called a Bordeaux. The wines in this region have amazing grape blends made with specific grapes. Reds are usually made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Merlot grapes. Whites are traditionally made from Sauvignon Blanc, Muscadelle or Semillon grapes. The wines in the region have a reputation for being excellent, even when there is a bad season.
This is yet another region in France where only wines made in the area of Champagne may use that name. Champagne is primarily made from Pinot Noir, Pinot Munier and Chardonnay grapes. Go wine tasting and enjoy those tiny bubbles that could bring anyone joy. Tours are available across the region, and there may be festivities along the way.
Cape Winelands, South Africa
This region in South Africa produces excellent Methode de Cap Classique, a sparkling wine that almost follows the techniques and methods used to make Champagne. Sign up for all the wine tastings you can attend. You may even be taken into the fields to see their grapes and learn how they are grown.
Napa Valley, California
Napa Valley is a well-known wine destination in the United States. The region has hundreds of vineyards and a variety of tours and wine-tasting events available in the area. Napa also has luxurious accommodations and restaurants that serve delectable food with which to pair your wines.
Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico
This is the Napa Valley of Mexico with more than 100 wineries and an excellent culinary scene to make the experience better. Tours are also available there, so get ready to drink, wine and dine.
If the bride-to-be seeks a restorative getaway pre-wedding, rather than a raucous event, St. Lucia’s StolenTime all-inclusive resort offers pampering over partying with its new Bachelorette on the Beach package.
Filled with hidden treasures waiting to be discovered, Seoul invites travelers to unearth its many gems, and Seoul Tourism Organization is here to help travelers do just that. Through thoughtfully created initiatives like the Theme Tourism County Competition, Seoul Tourism Organization works closely with local districts to identify and showcase what makes each district unique and charming in all seasons.
This spring/summer, Music City welcomes The Printing House, a new hotel celebrating the city’s rich legacy as a hub for creativity. Located at the intersection of Third Avenue and Peabody Street, The Printing House pays homage to the printing press’s influence in and dispersion of music in Nashville’s legacy, from printed sheet music to concert posters to songbooks.
United Airlines is in the midst of a major initiative to modernize its fleet over the next several years. After first announcing the plan in 2021, planes fitted with United’s signature interior are finally beginning to appear across the airline’s narrowbody fleet of Boeing and Airbus planes. United flyers are sure to notice these enhancements from the moment they step on board: Each new or updated plane sports remodeled seats, seatback entertainment screens for everyone, Bluetooth connectivity and more, all adding up to a better experience on every journey.
If you think you’ve been to the must-see destinations in Japan, but your explorations haven’t really taken you past the major travel hubs, consider Setouchi. Or maybe you’ve never visited Japan before, but want somewhere off the beaten path, Setouchi fits the bill. A small region in the southern half of the country, the destination offers plenty to see and do, regardless of its size.