Pull up a stool at these stylish drinking dens, where artisan vintners and brewers are busy reinventing the tasting experience
Sip on Some Truly Unique Blends
This Washington State winery in the Cascade Mountains may only be two decades old, but its enological innovations have shown it to be wise beyond its years. Icicle Ridge is renowned for its unusual blends, like chocolate and cherry wine and raspberry Riesling, while its ice wines made from frozen grapes aren’t to be sniffed at either.
Stay at a Bourbon Bolthole
Celebrate Louisville, Kentucky’s venerable whiskey history by checking in to the bourbon-themed Hotel Distil. Come for the steakhouse, which uses barrel staves for grilling and has 100 varieties on its drink list; stay for The Connoisseur Suite’s in-room whiskey cart, where you can summon a bourbon master to guide you.
Hop to it at a beer retreat in the Rockies
Purveyors of quality craft beer since 1990, Breckenridge Brewery is taking things to new heights this summer at both its Farmhouse-style campus near Denver and its newly remodeled pub in the town of Breckenridge, Colorado. Try favorites such as Juice Drop Hazy IPA and Avalanche Ale alongside American comfort food and sublime views of the Rocky Mountains.
San Antonio Winery
Fall in Love with an L.A. Institution
Established back in 1917 by Italian immigrant Santo Cambianica, the San Antonio Winery in Downtown Los Angeles is proof that you don’t need to venture out into the countryside to discover incredible wines. Join up with L.A. wine lovers and taste the award-winning varieties in the original, century-old building, before indulging in a mouthwatering Italian menu at the Maddalena Restaurant.