With celebrations around the world that appreciate all that vintners and brewers have to offer, it’s tough to decide which festivals to get on your calendar. From February to October, here are a few top picks of beer and wine events across the globe.
South Africa may be hosting the biggest sporting event of the year, but the country is also putting on several arts, music, culture and food festivals in June and July. Ian Dickinson has complied a list of the nation's top eight winter festivals happening before, during and after the Soccer World Cup 2010.
Every culture has its idiosyncrasies, and some countries celebrate their uniqueness in the form of festivals - with a dash of competition thrown in. Plan your travels accordingly, and you might find yourself way off the tourist trail, competing against the locals (or a local horse) in one of the world's seven weirdest sports festivals.