Did you know Euope is home to almost half of the world's vineyards? Hence the Old World is a great allure to wine lovers.
If you're interested in brushing on your wine knowledge, this nifty infographic from Cheap Flights will help you in your quest. It breaks down wine varietals by country and offers helpful tips on what foods make the best pairings.
You'll get to familiarize yourself with the wines in Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Germany and Austria. Then you'll know that a Barolo from Italy is excellent with beef stew while a Muscadet from France is heavenly when paired with oysters.
Chef Pierre Troisgros has died at the age of 92. The legendary chef was one of the pioneers of nouvelle cuisine, and at his Maison Troisgros restaurant in Roanne, France, he was able to change French gastronomy.