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Nyungwe Forest Lodge Exterior

Exterior view of the Nyungwe Forest Lodge in Rwanda


by Martha Burr

A cutting-edge destination for eco-tourism, Rwanda’s top luxury safari lodge borders the continent’s largest mountain rainforest and offers extraordinary chimpanzee trekking.

Rwanda offers a luxury boutique resort experience not to be missed at the edge of one of the continent’s oldest mountain rainforests. Nyungwe Forest Lodge sits like a dream on a rolling hilltop in the midst of the vast working Gisakura Tea Estate, with airy private bungalows that sometimes offer fleeting views of monkeys springing past in the forest.

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Castello di Amorosa 2012 Mendocino County Pinot Grigio

Castello di Amorosa 2012 Mendocino County Pinot Grigio

Price: $21

Rating: 13.5/20

Region: Mendocino County, California

Varietal: 100 percent Pinot Grigio

Production: 3,094 cases

Alcohol: 14.5 percent

Tasting Notes: Those who prefer their Pinot Grigio on the austere side and with a higher alcohol level should like this 2012 vintage made from Mendocino County grapes. It offers fragrant citrus and tropical fruit aromas, crisp lemon flavors and a bracing acidity not tempered with residual sugar. 

Food Pairings: Prosciutto salads, cantaloupe, mild cheeses

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