Wine Archive

The Mexican Wine Trail in Baja

Our latest travel tour feature is on an area of Mexico that you would think would be ripe for a flood of foreign visitors: the Mexican wine region around Ensenada. Mexican wine has never really caught on in a big way north of the border, however, despite ever-greater quality. A lack of promotion and worries [&hellip

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The Wine Factory’s Back Online: Valle de Guadalupe’s Newest Wine-making Project

Like soviet-era cement bunkers, the storage chambers of one of Valle de Guadalupe’s first wine factories, built in the 1940s, sit empty along the walls. Well, almost empty. Reynaldo Rodriguez, part wine maker, part mad scientist, has filled one of these square cement holding cells with glow-in-the-dark stickers of the solar system and one has [&hellip

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Two Top Mexican Wine Country Hotels in Northern Baja California

  California the state gets all the attention (and the crowds) when it comes to wine, but if you head south from San Diego to Valle de Guadalupe, there’s a thriving wine region there as well. We’ve just posted reviews of two Baja Norte hotels to consider if you’re touring this lesser-known wine region. It’s [&hellip

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5 Scenic Chile Routes to Discover by Car

On a map, Chile looks like a freak of geography, a long and impossibly skinny country wedged between the Andes Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. In between are lakes, a desert, and vineyards, creating some dramatic road trip opportunities. The Pan-American Highway is one of the longest freeways in the world. Its most extensive stretch [&hellip

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The New Vina Vik Hotel in Chile’s Wine Country

What’s the best wine lodge in Chile? Strangely, that has been a tough question to answer ever since Luxury Latin America debuted in 2007. While neighboring Argentina kept adding more and more spectacular places to stay while touring the vineyards and sipping good wine, in Chile the best option up to now only had four [&hellip

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Vira Vira Hacienda With a View in Chile

Quite a few gorgeous Patagonian retreats have been opening recently and Chile has see quite a few notable new intimate luxury hotels coming onto the scene. The latest to debut (opened in October 2014) is Hacienda Hotel Vira Vira, located in a beautiful area near Pucon. The scenery is the star here, with stunning views [&hellip

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