Pulling into the hotel’s circular driveway, with vines sitting prettily off in the distance, I knew we were in for a treat. The Barossa Valley area is a wine region renowned for its outstanding Syrah vineyards (or Shiraz, as we like to call it in Australia).
Coffee unites us. Wherever in the world we travel to, we can find this most beloved of drinks, in all its diverse guises – whether as the Oilang in Thailand, the Cafézinho in Brazil or the Cà phê đá in Vietnam.
To make Christmas vacations stand out from another, we recommend changing the scene, breaking tradition for something new. How about a Christmas underwater or on the farm, in the wild or in the woods?
Once you begin your journey into the world of wine, your travels will never be the same. The search for new wines and far-flung destinations in which to enjoy them will take over. To get you started on your voyage of the vine, here are 10 places around the world that will speak to the wine lover in.