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Grape Escapes: Cavas Wine Lodge

Ask Cavas Wine Lodge owner Cecilia Díaz Chuit to suggest a tranquil place for lunch, and she might send you off—with a picnic of serrano ham and arugula sandwiches on just-baked whole-grain bread—to explore the property’s vineyard on a mountain bike. Any location you choose will afford vistas of snowcapped Andes peaks, but you need […]

Grape Escapes: Peppers the Louise

Since its first vintage in 1951, Penfolds Grange has been the prototype Australian Shiraz, a robust, cellar-worthy red that has spawned imitators in the Barossa Valley and beyond. As a guest at Peppers the Louise, a 15-suite hotel located two miles from the Penfolds winery, you, too, can attempt to clone South Australia’s standard-bearer. The […]

Spirits: Modern Love

When Melkon Khosrovian introduced his fiancée, Litty Mathew, to his Armenian relatives, she balked at joining in one of the family’s long-standing traditions. Armenian dinner gatherings, like those of other Eastern European cultures, invariably include vodka—not wine—to complement the courses. “There were many dinners with family and friends, and, of course, there was a lot […]