General News

The objective of the Caves Ouvertes Vaudoises (Vaud Open Wine Cellars) is to put the terroir and its producers at the centre of the gathering with a following that’s growing year on year. In addition to tastings of the region’s wine-growing products, visitors have the opportunity to enjoy many other local home-grown produce such as Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) cheeses and slicing sausages.

The 5th edition of Vinho Verde Wine Fest arrives at Alfândega do Porto, between July 12th and 15th, with more than 300 wines for tasting, guest chefs, narrated tastings, showcooking sessions, creative workshops for the little ones, in a four-day programme designed for the whole family.

For centuries, wines from Rioja were shipped in horse or ox drawn wagons on dirt roads over mountain passes to the port of Bilbao and from there, by ship to the rest of Europe and America. The opening in the mid-nineteenth century of a railway line from Tudela to Bilbao, that included a station in Haro, prompted Spanish and French entrepreneurs to build wineries around the station to facilitate shipment of their wines.

The Golden Gate Restaurant Association's annual Eat Drink SF celebration returns in 2018 on Aug. 23-26. The premier annual food, wine, and spirits festival for the city was founded in 2009 to celebrate the Bay Area's world-class restaurant community. 

Mendoza is almost synonymous with its harvest festival, one of the biggest in the world. Some 700,000 revellers make it into Mendoza for the Fiesta de Vendimia which builds up over the summer months with the grand finale the first weekend of March.

Home to great events and even better wines, Adelaide, South Australia boasts some of Australia's most iconic food and wine festivals. With different events touring through the regions, there's something to tantalize everyone's palate.

 

Saint Emilion is a hot spot for wine tourism; this beautifully preserved medieval village receives over one million visitors every year.

A weekend filled with surprises and generosity thrilled guests and prompted bidders to contribute more than $13.6 million to the Napa Valley Vintners’ (NVV) 38th annual Auction Napa Valley charity wine event. Proceeds from Auction Napa Valley benefit community health and children’s education nonprofits serving more than 100,000 clients in Napa County.

There is no lack of excellent restaurants in Mendoza’s wineries - they offer, without a doubt, some of the best dining options in the country. Wine-paired menus with views over the vineyard are hard to beat, and the good news is there are dozens to choose from. Here are some of the most exciting menus on offer in Mendoza today:

 

Spain’s Rioja region offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy great food and wine.  Many wineries themselves have restaurants in-house, from the Michelin-starred Marqués de Riscal restaurant and the 1860 Tradición, both inside Marqués de Riscal’s City of Wine, to cozy spaces serving traditional Riojan and Basque fare.

Several wineries stand out however, for offering guests unique, unforgettable experiences that take them outside the winery to the vineyards, exciting not only the taste buds but the other senses as well.  Bodegas Valdelana and Bodegas Ontañón have created two of the most interesting adventures.

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