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Eating out in South Africa. Wine touring tips.

South Africa has a very diverse restaurant scene. You can find excellent and very affordable restaurants, as well as very expensive. I would not dare to characterise the Western Cape cuisine (which is the extent of my experience) in any particular way. I find it very eclectic. Anything from pizza (very good!) to French style […]

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A new food palace in Florence: restaurants, bistro, food market

Top destination in the centre, Mercato Centrale! In the first half of 2014 something exciting happened on the food heaven in Florence. A new very good bistro, several restaurants and a food shopping market opened in Florence. The range of interesting places for us foodies are getting better and better. Most recently the doors to […]

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Loire Valley cheese in a restaurant in Sancerre

Rolling hills, charming towns, excellent wines and cheese: Sancerre in the Loire Valley

Sancerre, one of the wine villages on our Three Classics wine tour Sancerre is perhaps most famous for two things: Fist of all its delicious, refreshing, elegant yet structured white wines made from sauvignon blanc. Secondly it is the goat cheeses, not least the Crottin de Chavignol, the small, round cheese, also with quite a […]

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Grilled sardines, a Portuguese speciality

Porto is a great place, not only to start a Douro Valley wine tour

Porto is at the mouth of the Douro River, where it joins the Atlantic. It is the historic and economic centre of the port wine trade. It is also a great place to visit! Porto, or Oporto, is the perfect starting point for a trip to the Douro Valley wine region. But before heading off […]

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“The memory of the wine tour warms us in the chill of autumn” & a good restaurant in Porto

A traveller’s report from the Douro Valley wine tour with a restaurant recommendation in Oporto K & B travelled with us on the Douro Valley wine tour in northern Portugal this autumn. The tour starts and finishes in the historic city of Porto (sometimes called Oporto), on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. There […]

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Le Carceri, a nice restaurant in Florence

A friendly family restaurant to visit when wine touring in Tuscany If you are coming on one of our wine tours to Tuscany it is likely that you will spend a day or two (or more) in Florence either before or after the wine tour. It is certainly a city worth exploring, although in the […]

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An old hilltop village overlooking the vineyards

Restaurant recommendations in Tuscany

Italian wine and food is not only pasta, pizza and wine in a straw basket There are many good restaurants in Tuscany, anything and everything from starred gourmet restaurants to the simplest taverna and wine bar. Here are a few suggestions among our favourites. Even if most people are familiar with the round bottle in […]

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Wine barrels in an old cellar

A memorable lunch and wine tasting on a wine tour to the Languedoc-Roussillon

We were fortunate (you have to create your own luck!) to have a magnificent lunch and wine tasting at the wine tour we recently organised in the Languedoc-Roussillon. This district certainly merits becoming much better known among wine lovers: they make great wine and it is spectacularly beautiful. The small group of wine lovers that […]

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John Loubser, Steenberg Vineyards Winery

Steenberg Vineyards in South Africa – video

Steenberg Vineyards Winery is one of the wine producers that we have had on our trip schedule for our wine tour to South Africa. When we were that last we had the occasion to make a video interview with John Loubser, general manager of the winery. The Steenberg winery is best known for its sauvignon […]

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A wine shop and wine bar

Vienna: wine bars and base camp for wine travel

Austria is one of those wine regions that when you go there you think “why didn’t I come here before?” Not only has it excellent wines, both white and red but it has beautiful scenery too. A good place to start is Vienna that is not far from most of the Austrian wine regions. We’ll […]

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