Archive for the ‘Travel’ Category
August 12th, 2011 by Tom Johnson
Michelle Locke on child-friendly wineries.
January 10th, 2011 by Tom Johnson
A handy guide to New Jersey Wine Country.
September 14th, 2010 by Tom Johnson
It’s harvest, time to trim the old toenails and head off to wine country to pay good money to do what previous generations would do only under penalty of the lash: squish grapes with your feet. If you’re like most people, the first thing you ask when you hear about grape stomps is: What? Grape [...]
September 5th, 2010 by Tom Johnson
Channing Daughters Winery, Bridgehampton, New York.
September 1st, 2009 by Tom Johnson
We visited college friends at their Long Island weekend house. We ate fresh vegetables from the farmstands and only-recently-dead creatures from the nearby ocean. We sat on the beach and watched the sun set, and we lounged by the pool and watched the sun pass lazily overhead. We drank wine more expensive than I can [...]
August 4th, 2009 by Tom Johnson
The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival runs from September 25 to November 8. I know: Epcot? Full disclosure: I had a bunch of jokes ready (sample: anyone know a good recipe for mouse?) but have decided, after reading the program, not to be such a snot. Seriously: it looks like a lot of good, [...]
August 3rd, 2009 by Tom Johnson
Global Traveler magazine conducted a blind tasting of wines poured by airlines and determined, among other things, the domestic American airlines have a lot of catching up to do. Winner in the red wine catagory was Alitalia, which took two of the top five spots with Fornace di Cerreto Barbera d’Asti 2004 and Coste delle [...]
July 29th, 2009 by Tom Johnson
If you’re traveling to Chicago between now and September 20, the Art Institute features an exhibit about wine in art. Wine has always played a major role in art, and since its founding the Art Institute’s collection has included paintings, sculpture and more practical objects on a wine theme. Above is Thomas Couture’s painted woodcut [...]