Travel

One of the best reasons to take a trip is to see how people in other cultures eat and drink — and to join in the fun. Our travel section includes trip reports from all over the world, with deep dives into the vineyards, breweries, distilleries, and bars you’ll find there.

Top Travel Posts:

A Visit to the Don Julio Tequila Distillery
Where to Drink in Asheville, North Carolina
A Visit to Suntory’s Yamazaki Distillery
Harvest in Chile’s Casablanca Valley – A Dusty Paradise
Revisiting the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, 2018
A Visit to Jack Daniel’s Distillery
Exploring Port Wine: Touring Porto and the Douro Valley
Drinking the Costa del Sol – A Trip from Barcelona, Spain to Lisbon, Portugal

What Wineries to Visit in Napa County

By Christopher Null | July 25, 2009 |

I guess I shouldn’t be surprised: Readers and friends regularly ask when traveling to California’s wine country, what wineries should I make a point to visit? Not a bad question. There are lots of dull wineries not worth your time — or your (sometimes expensive) tasting fees. There are also many hidden gems worth seeking…

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Tasting Report: Honig Vineyard & Winery, 2009 Releases

By Christopher Null | April 6, 2009 |

Spent a lovely couple of hours at Honig Vineyard & Winery yesterday, where we toured the estate and heard about how the company approaches winemaking from a sustainability standpoint. Everything at Honig is powered by its solar panel array, which sits right amidst the vines behind the tasting room, cellars, and production building. And while…

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Trip Report: Napa and Sonoma Valley, July 2008

By Christopher Null | July 24, 2008 |

Some families go on vacation to Disneyland. My family goes to the wine country. (Hey, don’t feel bad for the kids. There is a TON of stuff to do up there, from swimming to amusement parks to visiting the Jelly Belly factory… all of which we did this time up.) Spending five days tasting wine,…

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Touring Oregon’s Willamette Valley, March 2008

By Christopher Null | March 31, 2008 |

If it weren’t for the many gravel roads and all the snow, I would have sworn that, while touring Oregon’s Willamette Valley, the crown jewel of its growing wine operation, I was in the heart of Sonoma. Willamette has everything you’d expect from Northern California wineries: Gorgeous tasting rooms, courteous staff, weekday crowds, and even…

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