Articles tagged “wine”

Bhutan’s First Vineyards Inspire New Himalayan Luxury Tours

Bhutan’s First Vineyards Inspire New Himalayan Luxury Tours

Elin McCoy, Bloomberg

One entrepreneur is turning some of Bhutan's famous Himalayan slopes into lush vineyards. We can already hear luxury travelers clinking their wine glasses to toast the promising news.

4 months ago

Hotel Minibar Gets an Upgrade Worthy of Wine Connoisseurs

Hotel Minibar Gets an Upgrade Worthy of Wine Connoisseurs

Elin McCoy, Bloomberg

When tech and food converge like this in hospitality, what's not to love? In this case, we'll gladly ask for another glass or two.

2 years ago

Wine Tourism Branches Out Beyond Tastings and Picnics

Wine Tourism Branches Out Beyond Tastings and Picnics

Elin McCoy, Bloomberg

Like a helluva lot of other travelers, wine tourists want experiences and not just run-of-the vinery tastings. Sculptors, plunge pools, and lounges are just some of the relatively new samplings.

2 years ago

Emirates Has Spent Over $500 Million on Its In-Flight Wine Program

Emirates Has Spent Over $500 Million on Its In-Flight Wine Program

James Gaddy, Bloomberg

Emirates is hurting these days and making some slight cuts to its onboard experience. Will it keep its generous onboard wine program? Or might it pull back on what it offers?

3 years ago

The Best Travel Destinations for Wine Lovers in 2016

The Best Travel Destinations for Wine Lovers in 2016

Elin McCoy, Bloomberg

Cheers to this oenophile travel wish list.

3 years ago

Five Travel Startups That Connect Travel Companies and Their Customers

6 years ago

India Cultivates Wine Tourism Region Outside of Mumbai

India Cultivates Wine Tourism Region Outside of Mumbai

Diversifying India's tourism attractions is good for businesses countrywide if domestic and foreign visitors extend trips or look upon India in new light after a glass of Sula wine.

6 years ago

California Visitor Center To Greet Tourists With Self-Serve Wine Tasting Machines

6 years ago

How one maverick built up Oregon’s $3 billion vineyard business

How one maverick built up Oregon’s $3 billion vineyard business

Carisa Cegavske, Associated Press

Although small in comparison to nearby Napa Valley, Oregon’s pinot noir has built up the state’s reputation as a wine destination, a brand it plans to build upon in coming years.

7 years ago

Chinese wine list expands with purchases of vineyards with chateaus

Chinese wine list expands with purchases of vineyards with chateaus

Jamie Doward, The Guardian

It is only natural that the flexing of China's economic power would be reflected not only in dramatically rising tourist numbers, but also in the choices of investors, who are putting their money where their wine sensibilities are.

7 years ago

Nigeria is world’s second biggest spender on champagne

Afua Hirsch, Guardian

As conspicuous consumption takes off among the rich in Nigeria, the high spending tourists are increasingly becoming lucrative to attract for other economies, including in UK where they are the fourth biggest spenders.

7 years ago

Next thing to shake up the restaurant business? Female sommeliers

Next thing to shake up the restaurant business? Female sommeliers

John Mariani, Bloomberg

There’s much discussion of tourism as one of the world’s largest employers, but a closer glance indicates the same prejudices and boundaries that exist elsewhere are waiting to be overcome by women in tourism.

7 years ago