INTRODUCTION In late September of this year my wife Laurie and I traveled with our good friends and neighbors, Jim and Marcia Wolfe, to upstate New York where Jim and Marcia were born and raised. We had many great visits during our stay including Cooperstown and the Baseball Hall of Fame, Niagara Falls and the [...]Click here to read entire article »
INTRODUCTION Last year contributing editor Greg McCluney posted an article on Machu Picchu entitled “Pursuing Machu Picchu and the food and wine of Peru” (to read that article see the link at the end of this article). This year contributing editor Cary Feibleman and his family also took the road less traveled and Cary [...]Click here to read entire article »
INTRODUCTION: The following article was written by Mike and Amy Mayfield. Mike is the newest Underground Contributing Editor (to view his biography click here). Last December Mike and Amy along with their 3 children (Addison age 18, Kyle age 16 and Delaney age 12) visited South Africa. During their stay they visited wineries, tasted wine, [...]Click here to read entire article »
THIS IS THE FIRST OF A TWO PART ARTICLE. IT COVERS THE INTRODUCTION AND TRAVEL INCLUDING THE ITINERARY AND NARRATIVE. PART II WILL FOLLOW SOON AND COVERS FOOD, WINE, AND THE CONCLUSION. IF IT’S MONDAY IT MIGHT BE LIECHTENSTEIN! PART I INTRODUCTION This surely is one of the most unique trips one could imagine. First, [...]Click here to read entire article »
Caribou and Richebourg or Banyuls with bear? All this is possible at the Post House, www.posthotel.com, a Relais and Chateau jewel a few miles from the shores of Lake Louise in Alberta, Canada. Not too many miles from where grizzlies prowl, this restaurant turns out Michelin star quality food with one of the world’s greatest restaurant wine collections comprised of over 25,000 bottles.Click here to read entire article »
MAUI FEATURING Great Dining, Kumu, Maui Potato Chips, and 2010 New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc Introduction I recently did a Grape Press article on New Zealand wines. The bottom line is that these are wines that offer value and quality in a very food friendly style. You can view the entire article here New Zealand Trade [...]Click here to read entire article »
Long on my bucket list of places to visit, Peru’s City in the Clouds, Machu Picchu receives thousands of visitors from around the world every year. Twenty thousand years of history and a Wonder of the World, Machu Picchu and the lands surrounding it were home to a scientifically advanced Incan civilization.Click here to read entire article »
The Ahwahnee, AAA Four-Diamond Hotel, located in beautiful Yosemite Valley, will welcome 33 of California’s leading vintners for its 30th annual Vintners’ Holidays event series, kicking off November 6. Celebrating three decades of excellence in winemaking in the gorgeous setting of Yosemite National Park, Vintners’ Holidays will be held over a series of eight sessions from November 6 to December 8, 2011.Click here to read entire article »
Fabulous wine, delicious gourmet cuisine, the majestic Ahwahnee Hotel and the exquisite grandeur of Yosemite National Park in late autumn. Can you imagine a more enticing combination? We certainly couldn’t and obviously we’re not alone. That’s why Yosemite National Park’s Vintners’ Holiday series at The Ahwahnee, celebrating acclaimed winemakers and their exceptional wines, is still a resounding success after 28 years.Click here to read entire article »
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If I were to choose my favorite place in the world, I would have to say Yosemite.
The Valley is unique in its grandeur, scope and sheer beauty. Half Dome, El Capitan, Yosemite Falls and Glacier Point simply have to be experienced to be believed.
And within the valley is the grand Ahwahnee Hotel that is perfect in its design which blends rustic beauty with the natural surroundings.