Drink up and dig in – Virtuoso Traveler’s new Wine & Dine issue serves up tasty travels and local flavor from around the globe. On the menu: posh hotel picnics from Saint Helena to South Africa, our must-do Mexico City street-food crawl, delicious finds in Spain’s Basque region, and Veneto, Italy’s prized prosecco. You’ll also find plenty of buzzworthy spots across the U.S. to say “Cheers!”

Sip the most American of spirits along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, savor some of California’s finest in Santa Barbara Wine Country, and raise a pint (or three) in America’s craft beer capitals. Also inside: Where to have fun this winter (starting with skiing and karaoke in South Korea), what’s new at Colorado ski-town restaurants, and why we love Whistler, B.C., in any season.

In This Issue

Spirited Away »
History, horses, home cooking, and those famous bluegrass hills make for a quintessentially American sojourn in Kentucky Bourbon Country.

Grape Expectations »
The people are friendly, the climate is sunny, and the pours are world-class – in Santa Barbara Wine Country, the glass is always half full.

Something’s Brewing »
From sea to shining sea, America’s craft beer revolution continues to surge. We’ll raise a pint (or three) to that.

Life’s a Picnic »
Champagne, gourmet goodies, and secret spots in stunning natural settings: These exclusive hotel experiences take picnicking to a posh new level.

Whistler: Winter Wonders or Summer Fun? »
British Columbia’s premier alpine resort offers peak adventure for every season.

Glory in the Basque »
Bilbao and San Sebastián may get less attention than other parts of Spain, but that leaves more delicious travel finds for the rest of us.