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As a gateway to the Galápagos, Guayaquil has seen its fair share of overnight visitors en route to the islands. But additions to the tropical port city are enticing travelers to stay longer. The 50 destinations that made our list this year include one of France’s lesser-known wine regions, America’s next big dining spot, and a buzzy Greek island. Putting together our annual list of the best places to travel is a process that takes several months—we survey writers based around the world, talk to our A-List travel specialists, and look at the most exciting hotel and restaurant openings.
We know that people will travel far and wide for incredible food and drink, which is why that was a key factor in our decision-making. In 2017, you’ll want to head to Jerusalem for its exciting Levantine food, Oslo for its coffee culture, Belgrade for craft beer, and Valle de Guadalupe for coveted Mexican wines. Technology and globalization can make the world feel small and thoroughly explored. But there are always places to discover—and rediscover—for yourself. October with casual, well-appointed rooms and complimentary grab-and-go breakfast granola. In 2014, the island won a bid to host the 35th America’s Cup, the high-profile international sailing race, which takes place this June.
Luckily, there are now direct flights into the coastal Sihanoukville airport via Ho Chi Minh City. Once a dodgy neighborhood, it has renovated buildings and warehouses that are now apartments and offices for tech companies. The elegant Lympstone Manor has been reimagined by eminent chef Michael Caines, who will reopen it in 2017 as a 21-room hotel and restaurant. Sauna culture is a big part of everyday life in the city.
Hawaii’s capital is becoming a cultural powerhouse—in 2017 it will host its first Biennial, which will attract artists from across the Pacific Rim as well as celebrate Hawaii’s own underrepresented artists. States from Oregon to South Carolina. Come spring, a blanket of velvety pink damask rose blossoms shroud the hills with their romantic scent. At the sprawling Mahane Yehuda Market, food-and-drink spots have popped up in produce stalls, many of which stay open long past sunset. But in recent years, the Jura’s highly idiosyncratic, oxidative wines have generated explosive interest, with bottles making regular appearances on sommelier lists at U.
Graham Rahal – August 2014 – Sarah Stierch. First race 2008 Honda Grand Prix of St. First win 2008 Honda Grand Prix of St. Rahal was born in Columbus, Ohio. In 2005, he won the Formula Atlantic class at the SCCA Runoffs and finished fourth in Star Mazda Series standings. He moved to a full-time ride in the Champ Car Atlantic Series in 2006, where he won five races and finished second in the season standings. On January 27 Rahal drove in the 24 Hours of Daytona.
One of four drivers of the Southard Motorsports Lexus Riley, the car ran into early troubles and finished 62nd out of 70 entries. Lanigan Racing in the Champ Car World Series and drove the No. ZONE alongside his teammate, three-time series champion Sébastien Bourdais. On April 8 in his debut in the Champ Car World Series at the Vegas Grand Prix, Rahal hit the wall on the front stretch on the first lap, and retired from the race. He missed the Gainsco Auto Insurance Indy 300 due to a crash in testing after which his team could not get his car repaired in time for the race.
He made his series debut at the second race of the season, the Honda Grand Prix of St. He began the season by taking pole position at St. Rahal was linked with the US F1 Team, the American-based Formula One team, that was set to debut in the 2010 World Championship. The team’s sporting director, Peter Windsor, mentioned Rahal as a potential candidate for a seat with the Charlotte-based outfit. On March 10, 2010, Sarah Fisher Racing announced Rahal would pilot Fisher’s No. 67 Dollar General car in the first two North American events of 2010, the Honda Grand Prix of St.
After the Grand Prix of Long Beach, Rahal was signed to drive for his father’s team, Rahal Letterman Racing, in the 2010 Indianapolis 500. Rahal qualified in the seventh position for the race, and finished 12th. Rahal signed to drive the No. 38 car for Chip Ganassi Racing with Service Central sponsorship beginning in 2011 as the team expanded from two to four cars and continued with the team into 2012.
Target Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates car to victory in the Rolex 24 at Daytona along with Scott Pruett, Memo Rojas, and Joey Hand. It came 30 years after his father, Bobby won the race, partnering with Brian Redman and Bob Garretson. From 2013 onwards, Graham Rahal returned to his father’s team Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing. While a second-place finish at the 2013 Long Beach Grand Prix showed promise early in the season, 2013 would be a building year for the new partnership. 2nd at Barber Motorsports Park, 2nd at the 2015 Grand Prix of Indianapolis, and a 3rd at the Sunday race in Detroit. 2015 MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA.
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Rahal again won later in the season at the 2015 Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. The margin of victory was only . Rahal owns Graham Rahal Performance, an automotive tuning and parts shop in Brownsburg, Indiana. He is also a junior partner with Bobby Rahal Automotive Group, a network of car dealerships in western and central Pennsylvania. Rahal attended New Albany school systems in Ohio and graduated in June 2007 with plans to attend Denison University. He is married to NHRA drag racer Courtney Force, daughter of 16-time NHRA drag racing champion and legend John Force. 3 The Las Vegas Indy 300 was abandoned after Dan Wheldon died from injuries sustained in a 15-car crash on lap 11.
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Wikimedia Commons has media related to Graham Rahal. California has a reputation as a place where anyone can prosper and anything can grow. Yet while there are plenty of ambitious winemakers, there are only a few grapes that can produce world-class wines. The following six have what it takes. W executive wine editor Lettie Teague, senior editor Ray Isle and frequent contributor Richard Nalley tried hundreds of wines made from these grapes to find the 75 best.
CABERNET SAUVIGNON The best and most expensive Cabernet Sauvignon in America, by and large, comes from Napa Valley. Other places grow great Cabernet—sites in Sonoma’s Alexander Valley, for instance—but no other region produces Cabs of such consistency and sheer profundity. I’ve got 2,000 people on the waiting list. And to think that when my dad and I started out, we thought, well, if it doesn’t sell, we’ll just drink it ourselves. Veteran winemaker Cathy Corison creates this vividly aromatic, cassis-scented Cabernet from low-yielding 30-year-old vines surrounding her winery, off Napa Valley’s famed Highway 29 between Rutherford and St. Beringer’s top bottling, a blend of fruit from six different Napa vineyards, has been a benchmark for California Cabernet since former chief winemakers Ed Sbragia and Myron Nightingale made its inaugural vintage, back in 1977.
The black currant packed ’12 effortlessly carries on that tradition, and should age gracefully in a cellar for many years to come. Dalle Valle’s estate vineyards tucked away on the east side of Oakville. Biodynamic viticulture and meticulous attention in the cellar from Agustin and Valeria Huneeus have helped make Quintessa, a Bordeaux-style blend of Cabernet, Merlot and Cabernet Franc, one of California’s top reds. The polished ’12, saturated with smoky black plum and black currant flavors, may be the most impressive Quintessa produced to date. Visionary owner Al Brounstein started bottling Napa Cabernets from specific terroirs on his Diamond Mountain property as early as 1972. Gravelly Meadow, a cool, stony five-acre plot, produced this refined, ageworthy bottling with a compelling scent of anise and red cherries.
Winemaker Paul Rydquist imbues this modestly priced North Coast Cabernet, made at Sonoma’s historic Asti Winery, with loads of sweet black currant and vanilla oak flavors. Winemaker Greg Freeman considers working at Hahn Estate to be his dream job. His Cabernet is straightforward and juicy, with spicy hints of French oak backing the sweet black fruit. Dennis Hill, winemaker for Blackstone, and his winemaking partner David Hayman source great fruit from throughout California’s premier wine regions for this new project. Their ’13 Napa Cabernet is full of rich blackberry and spice notes. With 220 acres of vineyards in Sonoma’s Alexander Valley, Geyser Peak winemaker Ondine Chattan can be ruthlessly selective about which grapes go into her firm, cassis-rich Cabernet.
Aging in American oak barrels gives it additional notes of cedar and chocolate. Dense black cherry flavor and green peppercorn notes define this substantial red, made from fruit sourced from low-yielding benchland and mountain Sonoma County vineyards. Switchback Ridge—sourced from the 100-acre Peterson Ranch near Calistoga—was on collectors’ must-have lists even when the first vintage was still in barrel, in 1999. The luscious 2013, its deep black cherry flavor lifted by black pepper, shows why. Only the best fruit from selected blocks of Michael Marston’s 40-acre Spring Mountain vineyard is used for this powerful, multilayered red, its blockbuster fruit framed by firm but velvety tannins. The Seavey Vineyard, first planted in 1871, was one of Napa Valley’s original hillside vineyards. Today, winemaking star Jim Duane and consulting winemaker Philippe Melka craft their formidable Cabernet fruit into voluptuous wines like this one—black and dense with tarry plum and licorice notes.
Jeff Smith’s tiny Hourglass vineyard occupies some of Napa Valley’s best real estate, with neighbors that include cult names like Colgin, Grace Family and Vineyard 29. Top winemaking consultant Tony Biagi made this plush but muscular Cabernet. Bond, a project from Harlan Estate proprietor Bill Harlan, is a collection of five single-vineyard Cabernets. Eden, from vines grown on a small knoll just north of the Oakville Crossroad, has dazzling aromatic notes of red currants, black pepper and smoky oak.
The best Cabernet list in California may very well be at an Italian restaurant. Valentino, in Santa Monica, has amazing depth in the expected Barolos, Barbarescos and Brunellos. DETAILS Valentino Santa Monica, 3115 Pico Blvd. PINOT NOIR Pinot Noir provokes some oddly strong reactions—from the frustration of thwarted vineyard managers to the passion of the true Pinot lover. Pinot is hard to grow, but when grown well, on a superb site, it can be more evocative of the terroir it comes from than any other red grape. I’ll finally have a grip on Pinot Noir about the time I retire. Winemaker Shane Finley has returned this veteran producer to the Pinot Noir forefront, thanks to wines like this silky, boysenberry-scented Pinot from the winery’s 130-acre estate vineyard in Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley.
Inland from Monterey, alone on his mountaintop vineyard in the Gabilan Mountain range, winemaker Mike Waller goes on quietly producing some of the state’s most refined, expressive Pinot Noirs. This elegant bottling, with its red cherry fruit and aromatic touch of fennel, has the structure to age gracefully for quite a few years. This voluptuous wine’s name refers to the vineyards along Sonoma’s Westside Road that winemaker Jeff Mangahas sources for his blend: Allen, Bacigalupi, Bucher, and Rochioli Riverblock. Aromatically reminiscent of raspberry liqueur, it’s hugely ripe and thoroughly delicious.
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The West Block, from a four-acre section planted in 1969, bursts with saturated raspberry and cherry flavors that seem to intensify with each sip. A small parcel of land in California’s Napa Carneros region planted to several different heirloom clones of Pinot Noir—descendants of vines brought over decades ago from some of Burgundy’s top estates—provides the fruit for this complex Pinot. Made by Pinot Noir specialist Jon Priest, its flavor suggests crushed wild berries and loamy earth. W American Wine Award, and the ’13 may be even better: Floral and graceful to start, it wraps up with sappy black raspberry flavor.
Smoky oak notes bolster the vibrant wild berry flavors in this racy red, a blend of fruit sourced primarily from Sebastiani’s own vineyards in Sonoma-Carneros. Milla Handley blends grapes from Mendocino’s Anderson and Potter valleys for this briskly berry-fruited, punchy cool-climate Pinot. Strong, a Russian River Valley pioneer, planted his River East Vineyard in 1968. Winemaker Rick Sayre uses that site and other estate vineyards to create this smooth, floral Pinot. Founder Cecil De Loach named this new project for his first career, as a San Francisco fireman. Juicy, ripe and supple, it’s also unusually affordable for Russian River Valley Pinot Noir.
Sea Smoke, named after the fog that blows from the ocean through the Santa Rita Hills in Santa Barbara County, continues to garner acclaim for its complex, estate-grown Pinot Noirs. Labor-intensive and traditional methods are used by winemaker Don Schroeder to craft this seductive ’13 wine, which overflows with tangy blackberry and raspberry flavors. With his impressively supple ’14 bottling, winemaker Stephen Ross Dooley captures its essence: white pepper and fresh raspberries, lasting and delicious. David Hirsch has long sold fruit from his eponymous, isolated Sonoma Coast vineyard to cult Pinot producers like Williams Selyem, Flowers and Littorai. 03, dense with wild cherry flavor, makes it clear that this was a wise decision. Winemaker Jeff Pisoni’s love of elegance and restraint might seem at odds with the Santa Lucia Highlands’ famous Pisoni Vineyard, which typically produces powerful, intense, fruity, even flamboyant Pinot Noirs.
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But in the brilliant ’13, the result is a gorgeously balanced wine, with the scent of flowers and the texture of satin. There’s no more beautiful road on which to take a Pinot Noir tasting trip than California’s Highway 128 as it winds through the Anderson Valley wine region of Mendocino County. Forests of centuries-old redwoods, rolling hills and, of course, acres and acres of vineyards define this 40-mile route, which starts at Yorkville and ends at the coastal town of Albion. SYRAH Syrah is a latecomer to the list of great grape varieties in California.
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Despite interest in the 1970s from winemakers like Joseph Phelps, who released one of the first varietal California Syrah bottlings in 1977, it wasn’t until the late ’80s that this powerful Rhône grape took off. Today there are more than 17,000 acres of Syrah in California, producing wines that balance intense blackberry and raspberry flavors against savory pepper and spice notes. Syrah’s rise here in the Central Coast happened in almost 11 years—that’s nothing in wine time. Black raspberry notes mark this taut red from cool Sonoma Coast vineyards. Dry Creek fruit gives this firm, juicy Syrah loads of dark-cherry flavor. Ripe blackberry saturates this red from Central Coast up-and-comer Melville. Bright boysenberry fruit, ethereal aromas and leathery spice define winemaker Murray’s homage to the great Syrahs of France’s Côte-Rôtie region.
Justin Smith has become a California Syrah star. This supercharged bottling is full of sweet blackberry fruit and green peppercorn notes. Reminiscent of a Côte-Rôtie in style, the decadent quality of the wine, with nuances of violet, vanilla bean and rich black fruit speaks to the quality of Larner Vineyard. Ex-Indy 500 driver Randy Lewis walked away from a 220-mile-per-hour crash in 1991 to a new career making wines like this one, an ink-black, espresso-scented, ultrasexy Syrah. Each year since 1994, co-owner and winemaker Manfred Krankl has released microquantities of mesmerizing wines like this one, its black, savory fruit laced with smoke and exotic spices. Burgundy’s hallowed Hospices de Beaune auction. Weekend of tastings with California’s top Syrah producers will kick off with the bizarre but fun Rhône-n-Bowl event.
ZINFANDEL Zinfandel may have originated in Croatia, but no other grape has made itself so at home in California. Zinfandel was the most popular grape in the 1870s, and even today some of those early vines can still produce high-quality fruit. Most California producers favor Zinfandels that are full-bodied, spicy and high in alcohol, usually over 14 percent and occasionally even over 16 percent. Old vines aren’t a requirement for a great Zinfandel, but they can go a long way to creating one. The Seghesio family has been making great Zin for over 100 years.
W American Wine Award, and this one is even more refined. The Barrett family’s lovely château is near the base of Napa Valley’s Mount St. Helena, which is also home to the vineyard that produces the grapes for this elegant Zin. Winemaker Joel Peterson first persuaded the Teldeschi family to sell him grapes from their 90-year-old Sonoma County vineyard back in the ’70s.
This wine stands out for the purity of its juicy, ripe fruit. Timm Crull’s steeply terraced Rutherford vineyard is a perfect match of grapes and site, producing this very concentrated, exotically perfumed Zinfandel. Pam and Jay Heminway’s wines are hard to find—in part because of their small production and in part because their loyal fans tend to snap them up. This superpolished Zinfandel from a vineyard high above Napa Valley is one of their best.
Three generations of the Scherrer family have tended this Alexander Valley vineyard, first planted in 1912. It took great-grandson and winemaker Fred to create this stellar Zin, a soft, beautifully weighted wine. This impressive bottling is shot through with luscious raspberry and blackberry fruit. CHARDONNAY Chardonnay is, in many ways, almost too easy to produce—and sometimes it seems like the world is overflowing with mediocre examples—but creating a great Chardonnay, full of vibrant fruit, is not so simple.