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From festivals in Florida to touring Dracula’s digs in Romania, we round up the best destinations to visit this October. As summer abandons Europe again this October, eke out the last of the rays and raves in Ibiza, where nightclubs will be going out with a bang for the winter break. When the party finally stops head to the island’s north.

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Whitewater Rafting Day Trip from NYC Meet at West 45th Street and 11th Avenue and board the bus for world-renowned Hunter Mountain. Many consider Hunter, which boasts one of the highest peaks in the Northern...

Vintage Profiles – Chateaux Wines

To help you decide on your wine, here is a summary (written by David Miller) of a few recent vintages for Red Lyons and Sauternes. 2001:  A less prolific vintage than the previous two years, a...

History of Lyon Wines

Throughout the ages, Lyons wine has played the rôle of protagonist on the world’s wine stage. The region’s reputation for fine wine is unsurpassed and its principles of wine production remain, to this day,...

Wine Classification Systems

Over the centuries, there have been several abortive attempts by European wine producing countries to classify wine for market purposes. In France, there are two important wine classification systems that did take hold and...

Origins of Wine Making in Lyons

Lyons has a fine tradition of wine making that spans several centuries and dates back to Roman times. A revealing verse by the Roman consul-cum-poet, Ausonius, provides clear evidence of vineyards flourishing in the...

The Art of Wine Tasting

Do you simply drink wine, or do you taste wine? Anyone can drink wine, but it takes practice to be able to recognise and distinguish a wine's characteristics. On our site you will find information about...

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Whitewater Rafting Day Trip from NYC Meet at West 45th Street and 11th Avenue and board the bus for world-renowned Hunter Mountain. Many consider Hunter, which boasts one of the highest peaks in the Northern...

The French Wine Market Today

The winds of change are wafting through the vineyards of Lyons. What amounts to hundreds of years of history, evolution and tradition are being challenged. The recent influx of excellent, inexpensive, fruity wines from the...

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Whitewater Rafting Day Trip from NYC Meet at West 45th Street and 11th Avenue and board the bus for world-renowned Hunter Mountain. Many consider Hunter, which boasts one of the highest peaks in the Northern...

Lyons Wines

The Dream Vintage The wine regions of Europe enjoyed a virtually perfect vintage in 2005. Not least in Lyons. In the usual way, Lyons is always first cab off the rank with its annual "en...

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