Quiz: What is your next travel destination?

Are you itching to book a trip and travel somewhere you've never been? Do you consider wine when you're booking your next location? If you answered yes to these questions, then you need to stop and take this quiz! Your wine preferences can reveal the next destination you need to set your sights on. Keep track of the points you receive to reveal the city you should visit based on your wine habits and choices. Happy traveling! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 1. Do you prefer drinking in social settings, at home with friends, or in tastings? Social Settings: 10 At home with close company: 4 Tastings: 7 2. Is wine your go-to drink of choice? Yes: 10 No: 5 3. Do you prefer still or sparkling wine? Don’t make me choose: 8 Still: 10 Sparkling: 5 4. Do you stick with one drink throughout the night or switch it up (ie start with wine and end with a cocktail) ? Keep it consistent, one drink for me: 10 Switch it up!: 3 Depends on my mood: 6 5. If you can’t have wine, would you rather have beer or cocktails? Beer: 3 Cocktails: 6 There’s no alternative: 10 6. Do you prefer rosé, red or white wine? Rosé: 6 White: 8 Red: 10 7. Do you pair your wine with food or your food with wine? Wine with food: 7 Food with wine: 10 I don’t pair: 4 8. Do you prefer Old World or New World? Old: 10 New: 6 I don’t care: 3 9. What's your preferred way to drink wine at restaurants? BYOB to cheaper restaurants: 5 Pay corkage at high-end restaurants: 10 Order off the menu: 7 10. When ordering drinks, are you the one ordering for the table or do you drink what is recommended? I’m the one with the wine knowledge!: 10 I’ll try anything and will drink what’s recommended: 6 I like to branch out from the group and order my own thing: 2 Read on for the matches listed below. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 40-54: Halong Bay, Vietnam You are a traveler who likes to take in beautiful scenery alone or with a close companion. You enjoy the relaxation that comes with being surrounded by nature but also love the option to explore. Your next destination should be Halong Bay to experience the limestone islands and explore the various caves and rock formations. Did we mention that you can dine in a cave? Yeah, pack your bags now. 55-69: Oslo, Norway You're an adventurous traveler without being the outdoorsy type. Oslo is the city for those who like an adventure but also like to return to an urban environment. You enjoy discovering the rich history that a destination has to offer. Grab your passport, book those tours and museum visits, and head to this capital city. 70-84: Dubrovnik, Croatia If you're an fan of Old World wine and Game of Thrones, Croatia is the destination for you. You're a seasoned traveler looking for a destination that combines gorgeous nature destinations, the sea, and an incredible amount of history. Don't forget to pack all the sunscreen and bathing suits your suitcase can handle! 85-100: Dubai, United Arab Emirates You are a traveler who loves traveling in large groups, and/or you’re not averse to splurging on a more luxurious vacation. Whether it be with friends or tour groups, you're ready to fit everything you possibly can into your trip. Entertainment, adventure, luxury shopping, dining, relaxing, you name it, and you'll be able to add it to your itinerary for this city. You can sleep when you return home, right?

Moët & Chandon

Impérial Brut Champagne Blend

David T
8.9

At the Emirates Business Lounge in Dubai. Not quite the lounge services they advertise in their Business Class Service video in Dubai on their website. Overall, still ok. I was looking forward to the world’s only Moet & Chandon Champagne Bar and some 09 vintage Moet & Chandon but, I guess that is really only in the First Class Lounge. I’ll have to settle for this Imperial. Any good lawyers out there want to sue them for deceptive advertising? 🤣 Also, the shoe shine was not included. It was the most expensive shoe shine I’ve had. And, never actually included black polish! Hmmm? 🤔

As for the Imperial, not bad but, not the 09 vintage I had hoped for! Oh well! 🤷‍♂️

The nose reveals, nice light citrus blend, green apple, bruised red apple to cider, pineapple, a little lime candy, tropical melons, some white peach, cream soda, brioche, soft chalkiness, understated minerality, spring & yellow flowers with greens.

The body full and pleasant. Soft understated mousse and delicate on the palate. Light citrus blend, green apple, red apple with a slight lean into cider, pineapple, a little lime candy, tropical melons, some white peach, cream soda, brioche, soft, fine powdery chalkiness, subtle minerality, sea spray, spring & yellow flowers with greens. The acidity not as lively as I would prefer. The finish is rich, elegant but, lacks a certain wow factor.
— 5 months ago

Sofia, P and 22 others liked this
David T

David T Influencer Badge

@P A Cheers to you! 🥂
Severn Goodwin

Severn Goodwin Influencer Badge

Ha, this is why I shine my own shoes.
David T

David T Influencer Badge

@Severn Goodwin I do as well. However, the desert dust got the best of them.

Taittinger

Prestige Rosé Brut Champagne Pinot Noir Chardonnay

On the Lawn at Tanglewood this evening with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Our conductor Andris Nelsons is leading just one wonderful piece, MAHLER (Symphony No. 3), accompanied with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus.

We're revisiting some producer bottles from our late Spring France vacation earlier this year.

Pinot Noir biased on the nose and palate. Chalky limestone notes persist on the nose, followed by red fruits grated into the same mineral. Palate has bright red fruits with mineral dust, medium finish. Not as good as getting to enjoy it in the private tasting room at the Taittinger cellar, but close tonight.

Photos of one of the Comtes cellar areas, Methuselah's of Brut Reserve where some enthusiast has expressed their love of that wine and our bottle of the evening.
— a year ago

Sharon, P and 31 others liked this
Severn Goodwin

Severn Goodwin Influencer Badge

Lol! Tonight will be outstanding, if you can make it. Plus Sunday is our last symphony show of the season, Beethoven's 9th is just epic on those grounds.
Carla Hine

Carla Hine

@Severn Goodwin indeed we will be there tonight and tomorrow. Tonight we will picnic (on the side near where they rent the chairs) before moving into the shed. Tomorrow we will be on the lawn. Look for the foursome with the wine. 🤣
Severn Goodwin

Severn Goodwin Influencer Badge

A foursome with wine, likely you'll be the only ones there!!! If you want, email me, address is in my profile, I'll send you my cell if you want to meet up, my wife and I'll be holding down the Lawn both days.

Vouette et Sorbée

Saignée de Sorbée Extra Brut Rosé Champagne

Delicious, ruby-red champagne that paired perfectly with Dena’s birthday dinner in Oslo. Bold and complex with strong stone-fruit flavors enhanced by citrusy acids. Perfection. — 6 months ago

P liked this

Averaen

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2017

Day 1 of our Portland/Willamette Valley vacation. Starting with a relatively obscure Winery that has created a beautiful bottle of classic, cool climate, Pinot Noir with intense raspberry aromas, well rounded body, perfectly balanced, juicy red fruit in abundance on the palate that begs for pan seared Wild Salmon. A classic at an amazing price point. — a year ago

P, Rob and 8 others liked this
Trixie

Trixie

Have a lovely holiday! 🍷
AgeyFixey

AgeyFixey

Looking forward to some tips for our next trip!
Shawn Thompson

Shawn Thompson

@AgeyFixey So much good wine here. Even going into a Whole Foods is hard to decide on wine, so many options. The Pinot is spectacular but there’s also amazing Pinot Gris, Rosé, , Gamay Noir and Chardonnay. Highlights for wineries so far include Archery Summit and Domain Serene.

Duboković

Moj Otok White Blend 2010

Really interesting wine - somewhere between orange wine and dry oloroso. Dark amber in colour and some oxidation, smell is incredible. Taste has some stewed apple and lively acidity, despite its 9 years. Eaten with some lightly smoked Croatian sheep’s cheese. — 4 months ago

Sharon liked this

Olivier Leflaive

Les Pucelles Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Chardonnay

2011 vintage. Sunny said she can't believe it's already gone. Our return to Shanghai wine with sushi tonight, just back after the Chinese New Year in Vietnam. Wine was terrific- hints of honeysuckle. Incredibly focused, precise and crisp. — 4 years ago

Severn liked this

Silver Oak

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Okay!!!!! Now were talking. Clearwater beach vacation, on the patio, watching the sunset, and having a glass of Silver Oak 2014 cabernet sauvignon. The perfect cab!!!! Blackberry and blueberry fruit on the beginning. Then comes the chocolate and spice and everything nice. The oak is HUGE!!!!! The finish is very very dry and there is absolutely no tartness anywhere!!!!!!!! Anyone who rates this less than ten has had some mighty fine wine! — 6 months ago

P, Ted and 23 others liked this

Comtesse Bernard de Cherisey

Hameau de Blagny Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Chardonnay 2007

Really pretty and in great and fresh shape. Nice salinity, and the gold color is greenish as if from Chablis. Mid palate coats the mouth but in a clean way, and there is the tiniest touch of some tropical lift on the finish. Very much like the wine, purchased today from Viscount in Wappingers Falls en route to an upstate vacation! I can see holding this bottle further to see what else it will reveal. — 10 months ago

Ira, Martin and 1 other liked this