Today, an association like TravelWritersNetwork.com issues professional credit card-style press passes to journalists and bloggers, which allows them to move like royalty in society, arranging interviews with celebrities, receiving discounts on hotel stays and trips, as well as free dinners, and a whole range of star-quality benefits. But many old journalism institutions oppose these associations, professing that only large “old and established” organizations should be able to issue press passes. So who is right?
The days of journalism have certainly changed since the dawn of the internet and the rise of blogging platforms like WordPress. It used to … [Full Article]
Men of Phoenix Javelina Vineyard and Winery
Story and photos by Linda Kissam
It’s not often I get to see a wine region in the rock star process, but I think I may have hit it just right with the Valley Verde Wine Trail. Just about 100 Miles North of Phoenix, Arizona, this wine region has been around for about 10 years sort of flying under the radar. About six years ago local growers and wineries began to dig in and make some significant investment and improvements to the region. In 2009 the Verde Valley Wine Trail Association … [Full Article]
Grand Tasting Room Entrance
By Steve Mirsky
I arrived early at the Mohegan Sun WineFest, right at the front door leading to the Grand Tasting Room before the first glass was even touched. I was on a mission. This year, with event program in hand, I committed myself to roughing out a game plan for the day ahead. With approximately 50 tasting tables & pavilions each with multiple vintages to pick from, 10 chef demonstrations on the main stage, additional special events like the Elite Grand Cru Tasting along with food booths, various liquor & cocktail … [Full Article]
My company, Italiaoutdoors, specializes in design and guiding of custom active culinary and wine adventure travels. Each day, as we explore the beautiful countryside of Northeastern Italy, we will discover the unique wines that have been cultivated here for generations. In Italy, these wine territories are designated as DOC (Denominazione di Origine Controllata) zones. The types of grapes and production methods in each zone are strictly controlled by the government, and this designation is an indication of the quality of the wine.
As we travel on our active tours, be it biking, hiking, walking or [Full Article]
By. Natalie Trent
Azille, a small village in the Minervois wine region in the heart of the Languedoc-Roussillon, rests in amongst the vineyards in the South of France.
How often do you see full rainbows while relaxing on your rooftop terrace? Well, here in this serene village, you’ll come upon many colorful light arcs sparkling in the distance, activating your sense of wonder and awe…
Finding your way to Azille may not be easy, however when you arrive in this hidden sanctuary, seemingly lost in time, you’ll feel the calm wash over you.
Strolling through the narrow streets will be first on … [Full Article]