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The Best Trips We've Taken Recently Are to the Wine Shop

The Best Trips We've Taken Recently Are to the Wine Shop

While we truly love to drink wine, we would hardly call ourselves experts. And after downing quite a few delicious bottles over the last few months without a sommelier or bartender to guide us, we thought we'd check in with two of the least snobby wine snobs we know: Women Who Travel contributor Shanika Hillocks and Helen's Wines' Helen Johannesen. We talk all about how our taste—and willingness to shell out—has changed during lockdown, some places to start when looking to test your wine comfort zone, and what the wine industry looks like today. (And don't worry, we don't say "vino" once.) If you're headed to your local wine shop after listening or want to browse for some bottles to pick up online, here are all of the wines we mentioned in the episode, with links to where we could find them: Strekov 1075 Fred #5 red blend, Južnoslovenská, Slovakia Valentina Passalcqua Primitivo, Puglia, Italy Calcarius Orange, Puglia, Italy Maison Noir Love Drunk Rosé, Oregon Domaine De Cherouche Gamay, Ayent, Switzerland Zafa Wines and CO Cellars Electric Mayhem cans, Burlington, Vermont Aslina Umsasane red blend, Stellenbosch, South Africa Sieman Mosca Bianca, Veneto, Italy Yetti & The Kokonut Savagnin 'Metro', South Australia Clos Lentiscus Cric Cric Blanc, Penedès, Spain Follow Shanika: @shanikahillocks Follow Helen: @helenswines Follow Lale: @lalehannah Follow Meredith: @ohheytheremere Follow Women Who Travel: @womenwhotravel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

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