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For Sunday, June 22, 2014

By McClatchy News Services

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Winerist.com

Why settle on wine tasting for just a day or two when there are wine-centric hotels, tours and experiences around the world from which to choose?

» What it does: This website pours on the inspiration — and the resources — you need to handcraft your own wine-focused trip without resorting to packaged tours.

» What's hot: Your options run deep. Had enough of the Napa Valley or France? Pack your bags and head to wineries in Argentina, Croatia, Romania or Georgia, the oldest wine-producing region in the world. It's a Britain-based website, so it's no surprise that there are extensive European options. I was drawn to the Wine Hotels section, which featured accommodations in captivating settings. Don't miss ogling the Chateau d'Artigny in France's Loire Valley, the Cavas Wine Lodge in Mendoza, Argentina, or the Morfes Luxury Residence on the Greek island of Santorini.

» What's not: It's not for wine enthusiasts who are looking for wineries in the United States. Napa Valley and Sonoma barely get a mention, so don't expect to see other wine-producing areas of the country.

Jen Leo, Los Angeles Times





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