Patagonia: Hitchhiking the Wild West of Argentine Wine

Vineyards in Patagonia, Argentina

Patagonia: the home of otherworldly landscapes, uplifted granite, glaciers, unrelenting wind, and the toughened skin of a Pinot noir grape. At the region’s northern reaches, where fabled mountains yield to desert flatlands, there are wineries.We couchsurfed and hitchhiked our way to find them, and when we did, we were pleasantly surprised to find that we had … [Read more...]

Panorama of the Week: Berlin, Where German Wine Meets Contemporary Art

german wine

When you hear "German wine," what comes to mind?For many it means “Riesling, white wines, sweet.” With the help of VDP (Verband Deutscher Prädikatsweingüter) and their 100th anniversary celebration, we aimed to better understand what German wines are all about.The roster: 200 of Germany's best wineries. The backdrop: 70 of Berlin's trendiest art galleries. … [Read more...]

Vietnamese Summer Rolls: Keeping the Taste of Summer Alive (A Video Recipe)

Vietnamese Summer Rolls in Hanoi, Vietnam

As we look out the window of our sublet in Berlin today, leaves are changing colors, temperatures are dropping, and intermittent rain storms are battling with a sun that struggles to peek through the clouds. No doubt about it: summer is fading away in the northern hemisphere.So we offer a suggestion on how to hold on to the taste and freshness of summer: … [Read more...]