Category: Wines & Spirits

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August 1, 2016

By Peg Kern

Pisco Sour

Filed Under  Recipes, Wines & Spirits, Peru

While the precise origins of the pisco sour remain disputed, one thing is for certain: it's a must-try when you visit our Peru culinary tours. It's easily the most popular cocktail in Peru, in part because pisco is one of their most popular high-proofed alcohols. With its continuing rise in popularity, the brandy is also becoming easier to get in the States. So if you're looking for a sweet and… Read
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June 24, 2016

By Liz SanFilippo Hall

Two Unique Summer Cocktail Recipes

Filed Under  Recipes, Wines & Spirits, Mexico, Spain

There are some cocktails and summer beverages that seem intrinsically tied and associated to a specific place. A margarita is like that for Mexico, just as sangria is for Spain. But on your next overseas culinary vacation, consider trying some of the other local flavors by mixing it up with your drink order! In the meantime too you can craft your own cocktail with some inspiration from some of our… Read
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June 22, 2016

By Liz SanFilippo Hall

The Perfect Summer Drink: Rosé Wine

Filed Under  Destination Features, Wines & Spirits, France

The pink drink of Starbucks has been shared far and wide on social media this Summer, but don't forget the original pink drink of the summer: a deliciously crisp and light rosé wine. While a good rosé – with its pale pink hue – can be found all over the world, from Europe to South America, and even in the States, some of our favorite rosés for the Summer hail… Read
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June 20, 2016

By Liz SanFilippo Hall

Crafting a Cognac Cocktail for Summer

Filed Under  Destination Features, Wines & Spirits, France

Cognac may be best known as a brandy and aged spirit that is wonderful for sipping. Plus, with its warm and comforting earthy flavors, it's also often associated with enjoying it alongside crackling fires in the Winter. But come Summer time there are even more ways to enjoy this brandy on cognac tasting tours particular to the cognac country of France, located just a few hours from Bordeaux. Learn more… Read
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May 4, 2016

By Peg Kern

Culinary Trips with TIK: Wines of Argentina

Filed Under  Destination Features, Travel Tips, Wines & Spirits, Argentina

When talking about Argentinian wines, there is one name to remember: Mendoza! Whichever of the popular varieties of grapes grown in this mountainous land, chances are it is grown in the Mendoza region, which produces over half of the country's wine (although there are other provinces that produce wine as well, most notably neighboring San Juan, La Rioja, and Cordoba). So first, a quick geography lesson. Argentina is the second-largest… Read
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April 13, 2016

By Liz SanFilippo Hall

All About Cognac (and Why It Should Be On Your Travel Bucket List)

Filed Under  Destination Features, Wines & Spirits, France

All cognacs are brandy, but not all brandies are cognac. For that designation, the grapes used in the eaux de vie -- or "water of life" -- must come from the six vineyard growing areas, or crus, of Cognac. (And yes there's a town to that goes by the name of Cognac too). But those facts don't do this lovely -- and largely undiscovered by tourists -- region justice. See… Read
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