Care for Cotton Candy With Your Champagne?
Virginia’s Blue Ridge Cheers Trail Focuses on Craft Beverages
The Cheers Trail Passport can be found at www.vbrcheerstrail.com and is free. Once you click on the link and access the web app, you simply register, follow the instructions and present the Passport to participating locations along the trail to redeem exclusive offers.
World’s Largest 3-D Printed Reef Submerged In Maldives As Environmental Initiative
The artificial reef, assembled with hundreds of ceramic and concrete modules, was submerged at Summer Island's 'Blue Lagoon' -- a sandy part of the lagoon, where the resort hopes to create a new coral reef ecosystem.
The project started in a lab in Melbourne, Australia, where industrial designer Alex Goad of Reef Design Lab used sophisticated computing modeling to design reef structures similar to the coral reefs found naturally in the Maldives.
A large 3-D printer whirred away for 24 hours to print molds of the reef structures. These moulds were cast in ceramic -- an inert substance, similar to the calcium carbonate found in coral reefs. The ceramic moulds were shipped to the Maldives, and filled with concrete on the beach at Summer Island.
220 ceramic, concrete filled molds were then slotted together, like a giant LEGO set, to create the new reef.
The new reef sits in seven meters of water, close to the resort's existing coral nursery. Fragments of coral from the nursery are being transplanted onto the 3-D reef, where they will grow and colonize the structure.
Founders of Open That Bottle Night To Speak At Wine Writer Event
Girl Scouts Adding New Cookie
Oceania Liners Get $100 Million Makeover
Seattle Company Releases Highest Caffeine Concentration Gummy
Seattle Gummy Company recently launched Mocca Shots™, a new product with the highest caffeine concentration available on the market. Each Mocca Shots™ dark chocolate gummy packs 100 mg of caffeine, the equivalent of a regular cup of coffee.
Seabourn Approved for Cruises To Cuba
The 11-, 12-, and 14-day sailings will visit five ports in Cuba, calling at three or four on each itinerary and providing guests the ideal opportunity to discover the different regions on this vast island. All five voyages will feature overnight stops in the historic capital city Havana.
Handcrafted Pisco Brandy Set To Launch In Chicago
"Pisco is Chile's spirit of choice and has been the cornerstone of our culture for centuries. I'm proud to be of Chilean descent and our tradition of starting family meals with a pisco sour or sipping it neat with friends at a bar are memories I hold dear," said Catalina Gaete, Catan Pisco founder and CEO.
New Signature Canadian Travel Experiences Highlighted
The Canadian Signature Experiences are a curated collection of over 200 extraordinary and authentically Canadian travel experiences. As diverse as the country itself, these unique experiences are offered from coast to coast to coast and provide an introduction to the best Canada – and Canadians – has to offer.
The four new experiences are:
- Desolation Sound 5-day Cruise – Pacific Coastal Cruises (British Columbia) Travelers follow the route first established by Captain George Vancouver through one of the most species rich coastal marine environments on Earth.
- Hot Springs Cove Excursion – West Coast Aquatic Safaris (British Columbia) Travelers will spend five hours in a pristine Pacific paradise, enthralled by wildlife viewing, wilderness walks, a scenic boat tour and floatplane ride and, of course, relaxing soaks in a one-of-a-kind setting.
- Aerial Views and Seaway Hues – 1000 Islands Helicopter Tours (Ontario) Travelers will soar in a small helicopter peering down through wide bubble windows at the grand, island-dotted St. Lawrence River.
- Sea to Sky Driving Experience – Scenic Rush (British Columbia) Travelers can take the wheel of a Lamborghini or Ferrari and feel the thunderous power of an exotic car as they drive 80 kilometers along one of British Columbia's most scenic and twisty highways.
Coppola Winery to Release Canned Pinot Noir
"We're excited to show our continued commitment to premium canned wine by bringing the award-winning Coppola Diamond Collection Pinot Noir to a can offering," says Corey Beck, CEO and Chief Winemaker of The Family Coppola. "We were one of the first to put wine in a can and our dedication to superior quality, sustainability and authentic brands remains important to our business."