You won't find the animal Big 5 here - but if you're on the hunt for culinary delights, wine, wellness, charming architecture and warm hosts, you can go on a South Tyrol safari at Hotel Hanswirt in Rabland near Merano. With only 20 rooms and suites, you have plenty of space and time to yourself in the picturesque garden with pool. And all for a fair budget. How such a stay with wine partner(in) in Crime can look like, you can read here.
Dos Madera's Rum 5+3 not only combines the best of two aging methods on opposite sides of the globe, but also brings two cultures together. How this tastes, I have tried in person - and reveal together with the master blender of the house, why this rum should sail into the house bar.
Wine brings people together. And wine is the most beautiful material for tutoring - learning doesn't happen anywhere as fluidly as it does here. Rainer Müller, host at the Hotel Sonnenhof in Tannheimer Tal, whose wine list has been awarded by Gault & Millau, gave me an insight into his wine passion. He also introduces 5 wines that you can have a lot of fun with when visiting the hotel, even as a beginner.
A sensual bottle with content infatuation for the taste buds: The new Kentucky Straight Bourbon Finished in Port Wine Barrels from Angel's Envy has flirted its way into my home bar in no time at all. What makes this exciting whiskey liaison of bourbon and wine barrel and what is behind Angel's Envy, you can read here.