I’ve never been to Le Marche. The only thing I knew about the region is that it has an amazing seafood scene, thanks to its…
American hybrid grapes are different than some of the traditional European wine grapes like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay or Riesling. They have a different flavor profile, and sometimes even display kind of foxy or musky flavors and aromas, deemed unfavorable buy many connoisseurs. However, not only they make North Country viticulture possible, they are quickly gaining recognition among more adventurous consumers.
When you enter Lustau winery, a 19th century warehouse in the heart of Jerez, you end up in a cathedral-like space with vaulted ceilings and rough ochre sandy clay soil. The sunlight beats down through the high open windows to the long rows of barrels. The air is perfumed with beautiful sweet aromas of summer flowers, wood and soaked apples. You feel like time has stopped here. It’s quiet and tranquil. Inside thousands of barrels, sherry sleeps under the blanket of flor.
New York can be overwhelming. Especially, when it’s 85F outside, it’s the last place you want to spend your weekend at. The great news is that most of the beach destinations around New York are within commuter proximity by the train, car or ferry. Here are some ideas for great weekend getaways to make the most of your summer.