Archive for April, 2011

Wine With Your Trip?

Renzo Piano: The New York Times Building

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In today’s New York Times, wine writer Jonathan Mackay documents the dynamics of the online flash wine market such as Wines Til Sold Out, Wine Access, Cinderella WineWine.Woot or Lot18. With this emerging model, wine is heavily discounted because of innovative ways of procuring small batches of the good stuff in a limited time window.  Jonathan muses on the future of wine as a commodity  bundled with other stuff  (wine trips, meals, etc.).

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Wine Prices Slashed; This Offer Won’t Last

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The Rise of Portuguese Wine Tourism

Lisbon and Porto the newest winetourism hotspots

 

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Portugal is emerging as one of the trendiest travel destinations right now. The Portuguese have polished their jewels: trails, B&Bs, hotels, restaurants, discos, spas and wines. Visit before the floodgates open. Start with Lisbon, then go to the plains of the Alentejo towards the south and finish in Porto, exploring the more northern valleys of the Dão and Douro Rivers. If there’s time, a swim along the Algarve coast is not bad either, but mass tourism abounds down there already. Instead, avoid the masses and retreat into the countryside and blend with the locals in two, astonishingly fresh, European cities, Lisbon and Porto.

See The Rise of Portuguese Wine Tourism (html), Color Magazine USA, Ed. 36, April 2011.

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