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  • Yeah, it’s no surprise by now that I like to drink wine, but in all honesty, I’d rather be exploring wine regions than actually imbibing. There’s one thing all wine regions have in common – beauty. But whether it’s Napa, Tuscany, Bordeaux, or lesser known regions, like Monferrato in the Northwest corner of Italy’s Piemonte region, each has a very unique terroir and approach to wine.  lies Langhe-Roero and Monferrato, a bucolic area known for…

  • I lived in Milan for 2+ years a little over a decade ago but my love for this city has never waned. It’s easy to get around thanks to public transport and there’s plenty to do on a weekend getaway including a bit of sightseeing in Milan. Unlike some of Italy’s more popular tourist destinations, Milan is not filled with tour stops and ancient ruins to pack your schedule. Milan may be the world’s fashion capital…

  • Last fall, I convinced my husband that he really needed to experience all of the beauty that Umbria, the lush, scenic region that borders Tuscany,  had to offer — including the picturesque rolling vineyards and incredible wine tasting experiences. I had traveled throughout the region when we lived in Italy, but he had never seen the true Italian countryside. So we set off to tour a few wineries in the region and received the VIP…

  • I love wine and I love to travel. So what could be better than combining the two with wine tasting in Tuscany and Umbria? Just like culinary travel and adventure travel, wine travel is gaining popularity. Wine travel offers enthusiasts the opportunity to truly experience the wine production process, and if you travel at the right time of year, to actually be part of harvest and production. As a former Italian expat, I was excited…

  • Right along the Italy-France border in the Val d’Aosta region in Courmayeur, a destination popular with celebrities, sits the tiny little town of Entrèves. And in this tiny hamlet, is one of my favorite European hotels. Auberge de le Maison, a cozy little alpine chalet with the most gorgeous views any season of the year. We usually opted for the two-story family room that included a loft for the kids. The bonus was the balcony…

  • While living in Milan, I spent many weekends exploring the small enotecas and private vineyards throughout Tuscany. On this visit back, I was interested in seeing a boutique winery, enjoying a few wine tastings in Tuscany and learning more about how Tuscany is embracing luxury wine travel and wine tourism. If you’re looking for an authentic Tuscan wine tasting experience, I recommend the Baracchi winery and resort. The Baracchi family is very passionate about their wine…

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