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Lonely Planet’s New Wine Journey Ebook: Wine Trails: United States & Canada

Wine consultants or not, we’ve all skilled that second when journey and wine make the proper pairing.

This vacation season, Lonely Planet’s Wine Trails: United States & Canada (Lonely Planet / $ 20.00 / October 16, 2018) spotlights 40 weekends in North America’s best wine areas, from Canada’s distant Okanagan Valley to New York’s extraordinary Finger Lakes to the world-renowned California wine cities of Napa and Sonoma.

Meet 245 essentially the most passionate winemakers in North America and study their imaginative and prescient and their distinguished choices in their very own phrases. As Chris Upchurch of DeLille Cellars in Woodinville, Washington places it, “[Our] problem is to create wines from the terroir of Mom Nature.”

Whereas readers will likely be thrilled to see notorious inclusions like Napa and Sonoma, Wine Trails can also be lifting the veil on some hidden gems within the North American wine scene. “If we are able to get folks to take discover, hopefully they’ll [decide] to provide Idaho wine a shot,” Earl Sullivan of Telaya Wine Co in Snake River Valley, Idaho says.

After all, a go to to wine nation wouldn’t be full with comfortable bed-and-breakfasts, scrumptious farm-to-table eating places or scenic scorching air balloon rides. On the finish of every part, Wine Trails recommends the place to remain, the place to eat and what to do when not on the vineyard – making it the proper companion to a getaway weekend in wine nation and an ideal reward this vacation season.

A private story: I introduced this e-book with me to a weekend in Sonoma, and it was so useful having a shortlist of expert-approved wineries round which to plan my go to. I do know wine passes are fashionable as of late; my budget-conscious mates suggest them. However I needed full management over my itinerary in wine nation, and all of the locations featured in Wine Trails have been particular (particularly with out the wine tour teams passing by).

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Travel Retail & Duty Free Exclusives

When it comes to duty free shopping on your way out or in to any international destination, many people get confused rather lost amidst the usually large range of products and brands at the duty free shops. A larger nos. of people buy at duty free shops primarily for the ‘duty free’ prices thinking it’s cheaper always!

However, duty free shops have another major advantage which generally people tend to overlook and that’s exclusivity of product ranges and packaging. There are always quite some products in every duty free shop which won’t be available in the domestic high street market or downtown and even if the product is available, the particular exclusive packaging and size of product would differ most often than not. Those products are called ‘Duty Free Exclusives’ or ‘Travel Retail Exclusives’.

International travel retail segment usually has few standard product categories like Liquor, Fragrances & Cosmetics, Confectionery and Tobacco. In the liquor category, you could find special casks, or limited edition bottles or sometimes completely a new brand altogether. For example, William Grant’s The Balvenie Golden Cask 14 Year Old, or a Macallan 1824 Limited Edition, or Johnnie Walker XR 21YO, Remy Louis XIII 40%, Lagavulin 12YO Special Pack are few of the exclusive products available in duty free retail segments.

In the cosmetics category most of the high street brands have specially designed products available in special sizes & combos just for travel retail customers. Brands like Lancome, Chanel, Sisley, Smashbox, YSL etc have a range of travel make-up sets, special bottle sizes which are otherwise unavailable in domestic market or even in high street showrooms.

The travel sets could comprise of combined set of lip glosses or eye make-up, lip gloss and face blushes or just a multiple set of eye shadows in one box. It could even be a complete basic make-up set in a make-up box which comes very handy while travelling. Keeping in mind the convenience and need of the travellers, the brands come up with innovative packaging and combination of products. The brands also offer lots of gifts with purchase specially allocated for travel retail purchases.

Exclusives don’t just end with liquor and cosmetics, the best is yet to come. The confectionery category sees lots of innovative packaging specially designed for travellers and gifting purposes. A study says that a majority of chocolate buyers at duty free shops buy for gifting purposes and, with the key end consumer being a kid mostly, it becomes imperative to design the chocolates and its packaging attractive for kids and yet easy to carry and gift.

For example, major chocolate brands across the globe like Mars, Nestle Swiss, Cadbury’s, Snickers, M&M, Milka, Galaxy etc have 400gm and above packaging of chocolates. They also have assortments available which can’t be found in domestic market. Those are exclusively packed for international travel retail shops.

Hope you find something exclusive on your next trip abroad!