Portugal seems to get lost in the shuffle, a side trip on the Iberian Peninsula, a long strip of land between Spain and the sea. But that's about to change. Not only is Portugal one of the most affordable wine-tasting destinations in Western Europe, but in addition to producing an incredibly diverse array of quality wines, the country also offers enough other specialty drinks to keep your liver working overtime for weeks.
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.
The annual Beaver Creek Wine and Spirits festival attracts hundreds of drink connoisseurs who come from around the country to sip and sample some of the nation's best wine and spirits, paired with culinary delights from the some of the country's best chefs, all set against the beautiful backdrop of Colorado's Gore Mountain Range. Here are seven reasons why you should consider attending as well.
Unlike other cities in France with signature dishes, there is no one thing that is uniquely Parisian when it comes to good eats. Of course, that’s not going to stop me from giving you an extensive list of what to eat in Paris, lest you get nervous and wind up at McDonald’s for a week.
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.
There's no better time than right now to book those tickets to France and get your joie de vivre on. Read why France Travel Guide writer Christine Cantera thinks your next trip should be to what its citizens call L'Hexagone.