We often travel with our stomachs as guides, sussing out regional cuisines and the best places to enjoy them. So why not do the same with wines? Some of our most pleasurable travel memories include fabulous meals we’ve eaten—in a trattoria or a bistro, on the street or under the stars. And just as food is a sensory souvenir, so is wine.
I’ve traveled to wine regions all over, meeting hundreds of passionate producers, and learning to appreciate the passage of wine from vineyard to table in many cultures. It’s my hope to share that discovery so that your travel itinerary will include some consideration of the grape. You don’t have to be a connoisseur to enjoy a good vintage, but you can enhance wine’s pleasures with a little knowledge.