Best Vineyards In The World

(Take Five, Part II)









  • to flip – to cause something to turn over quickly or to cause something to move by making a short, quick motion
  • outlandish – looking or sounding bizarre or unfamiliar
  • serene – calm, peaceful
  • to set sth apart – to make someone or something different and special
  • to attest (to) something – to say, show, or prove that it is true
  • queasiness – the feeling of wanting to vomit
  • switchback – a zigzag road, trail, or section of railroad tracks for climbing a steep hill
  • acclaim – praise
  • pristine – unspoilt
  • undulating – having a wavy form or appearance


Match the vineyards with the statements below:


1. This vineyard’s owners were stars in a winter sport.

2. Tourists can visit here a 130,000-bottle library of rare wines dating to the 19th

3. In this place the author felt like unwinding on some very fashionable furniture.

4. Tours are conducted in several languages here.

5. Tourists can follow and observe a winemaker closely here.

6. This place offers amazing views of a valley through which the Douro river follows a route that turns repeatedly in different directions.

7. This winery is fully integrated into the landscape using some very modern eco-friendly systems.



Key: 1. Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte, Bordeaux, France; 2. Bodegas de los Herederos del Marques de Riscal, Rioja, Spain; 3. VIK Winery, Millahue Valley, Chile; 4. Bodegas de los Herederos del Marques de Riscal, Rioja, Spain; 5. Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte, Bordeaux, France; 6. Quinta do Crasto, Douro Valley, Portugal; 7. Antinori nel Chianti Classico, Chianti, Italy



Practice Makes Perfect

Read the first 9 paragraphs of the article: Living Your Dream – Some Best Second Home Golf Communities From Europe To Mexico (https://www.forbes.com/sites/larryolmsted/2021/07/22/living-your-dreamsome-best-second-home-golf-communities-from-europe-to-mexico/?sh=aebe33579852) and decide if the sentences below are 

True or False?

1. Ballyliffin Golf Club possesses two stunning golf courses of the oldest style that golf lovers would be extremely eager to play on.

2. The author’s wife isn’t keen on joining him as there are no guest rooms.

3. The amenities of Les Bordes Golf Club cannot be compared to Martis Camp in Tahoe or Shooting Star in Jackson, WY.

4. The owner of Les Bordes splashed out on making it the best.

5. Les Bordes Old doesn’t possess any horse riding facilities.

6. A brand new golf course designed by Gil Hanse has received some scathing

7. In Les Bordes you can play golf indoors if the weather is blustery.



Key: 1T; 2.T; 3.F; 4T; 5F; 6F; 7T




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