Wine Tour Weekends
Any old day of the week suffices for sipping wine, but food and drink travelers hot on the trail of great vintages need a long weekend to really savor the best of the barrels. Here are 5 diverse wine-producing regions and ways to immerse yourself in their wine offerings.
Blue Ridge Mountains
Valerie Conners, a freelance writer and editor, has worked for publications such as the Travel Channel, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, Boston Globe, Philadelphia Inquirer and Frommer's Travel Guides. She's happiest when eating spicy massaman curries on the beach in Koh Mook, Thailand, snorkeling with sea turtles in Indonesia and bargaining for bangles in Indian markets.