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Wine occupies an interesting position in the travel world — on the one hand there are established and highly regarded wineries producing for a luxury-minded market, while on the other you have the same beverage very much on the radar of budget backpackers in places like Argentina and Chile.

Wine also gets our attention for its ability to showcase and distinguish the geological, topographic, and climatic features of a microregion. From this perspective, exploring the terroir of a place can be considered a form of travel itself.

The articles below look at wine regions worth visiting and offer guides for doing so.

Wine snobs love to critique the quality of Connecticut (and New England in general) wines.
The small number of producers makes it easy to sample the region’s wines.
Riding a bike around the suburbs of Mendoza, Argentina, while getting slowly sloshed.
Wine wisdom for the aficionado, travel advice for the rest of us.
Taking the time to appreciate the tastes, textures, and combinations of wine and cheese...
I woke up in the back of my truck to raindrops hitting my face. Apparently the racks on...
Better For Cooking than Fearing: Darrin DuFord takes us on a tour of succulent Rodentia,...
What and where to eat in Paris while making the most of every euro.
Here's what you need to know about the most popular tourist activity in western Argentina.
Ingenious young man opens a bottle of wine with his shoe!
Have you ever been stuck with a bottle of wine and no corkscrew? So was this guy.
"With Cheez-its I think Sancerre could be an interesting play."
For seasoned oeno-travelers and newbies alike, check out the new Cali Wine Trail.
If you've ever felt out of place in fancy wine bars or cellars around the world, this is...
Your complete guide to the wineries of Mendoza.