Until you can travel again with a clear conscience, you simply feed your wanderlust with new inspiration for your own bucket list. These hotel openings in 2021 definitely whet my appetite and hopefully yours too. From city hotels to design spots by the lake, all-inclusive deluxe in Andalusia and an all-inclusive dream in the Indian Ocean: hope travels on.
The family-run Vinum Hotels in the South Tyrolean wine-growing areas are personally managed by wine connoisseurs and, in some cases, winemakers. Here, wellness and nature indulgance meet guaranteed wine experience. But how is it ensured that the knowledge and advice about wine are always at the same wine-inviting level - even among the new generation? I asked and got a big glass of answers.
Zwei Generationen und eine eigene Handschrift: Mit ihrem Vater Jörg leitet Martina seit 2015 gemeinsam das Weingut Bernhard in Rheinhessen. Was die junge Winzerin einschenkt? Experimentierfreude, Mut, Können und fair bezahlbare Weine, die einfach Laune machen. Ich habe selten jemand getroffen, der so für seine Berufung lebt wie Martina – und warum man ihre Weine in seine Hausbar berufen sollte, lest ihr hier. Ein Gespräch über Leidenschafts und Ortstreue, Selbstbewusstsein und Veranwortungsübernahme, warum Einsteiger keinen Druck auf Aromen-Bingo haben sollen und: einfach geile Weine.
Today the long-distance glass journey goes to a terrific winery in Tuscany that I discovered for myself. Behind Le Macchiole from the famous village of Bolgheri are Cinzia Merli and her sons Elia and Mattia, who use organic farming to fill their region with liquid dress codes that are as elegant as they are charming. How that tastes and why you should try the winery, I reveal here - and have also asked the winemakers some questions around the lived wine quirk.
From afar, very close: In this section, I introduce winemakers and wine enthusiasts who talk about their region, their winery or hotel, their own wanderlust dreams and wines that you absolutely have to try. The first Fern-Glas journey goes with the great Vinum Hotels to South Tyrol.