Wine tasting in Italy can be as complex and deep or as easy going and light as you make it — you just have to take it region by region. One way to make the whole experience easy, no matter how much of a wine connoisseur or novice you are, is to break the Italian boot into sections.
Bordering Switzerland and France, just south of the Alps, Piedmont is known for its red wine and Nebbiolo and Dolcetto grapes. The northern region produces interesting reds such as Barolo and Barbaresco, with varying tannic qualities and coloring, as well as its popular Moscato d’Asti — a sweet sometimes sparkling wine.
For your white wine drinkers, Trentino offers more options of the Pinot Grigio and Pinot Bianco variety. Located in Northern Italy, Trentino resides in a rugged landscape surrounded by mountains and rolling natural parks, all north of the cosmopolitan streets and canals of Venice.
A little further south in Italy’s central region, the world-famous Tuscan wine region could have earned its popularity on beauty alone. Luckily, for wine aficionados, this region boasts excellent Chiantis, Montepulciano and Brunello di Montalcinos — just pair with a hearty Bolognese pasta.
For those blended reds and rich Sangiovese grapes, Umbria is a fun region to explore. Bordering Tuscany, Umbria boasts Medieval ruins and architecture, rich forests primed for truffle hunting and robust wines.
One region you may need to make its own trip: the wine-growing regions of Southern Italy. This landscape encapsulates all the vineyards of Puglia, Sicily, Sardinia, Calabria, Abruzzo and Campania — just to name a few.
While your first inclination might be panic when you map out the various appointments and meetings on your upcoming business trip, relax. Trust us, a rental car has you covered.
There’s so much more to Gettysburg beyond the destination’s historic and military attractions. The city and surrounding county provide travelers with so much to see and do you could easily plan a weekend trip to the area and enjoy an array of activities completely unrelated to the Battle of Gettysburg! Agritourism is one of the draws Gettysburg offers travelers; here’s how to best get a taste of the city’s finest producers and farms.
Dining is an art, and now that applies to both on the ground and at 35,000 feet thanks to Hainan Airlines’ “Hai Chef” Inflight Artistic Chinese cuisine series, a collaboration with Dong Zhenxiang, a Chinese culinary master also known as Dadong.
When traveling, your luggage is your lifeline. Not only does it contain your clothes and other personal items, but the bag itself may have cost you a pretty penny. At the rate of lost and mishandled luggage by airlines in the United States, it would be wise to take a few precautions to protect your bag before travel. Here are a few ways to protect not only your possessions, but also your vacation from being ruined.