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Bordeaux, September 27 – October 1, 2017

Bordeaux, September 27 – October 1, 2017

Bordeaux, a classic wine tour destination! Luxurious châteaux and ambitious winemakers! — In Bordeaux you find world famous châteaux and world famous wines but also a lot of new exciting initiatives – less famous but maybe more important for the future of Bordeaux! – and young enthusiastic wine makers. On this trip we will visit […]

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Piedmont, Wine, Food and Truffles, October 18-22, 2017

Piedmont, Wine, Food and Truffles, October 18-22, 2017

Gourmet tour to the Piedmont with Barolo, Barbaresco, and other exclusive wines, and the rare white truffle — Welcome to a wine tour to one of Italy’s most famous wine regions, the Piedmont, “at the foot of the mountain”. It is a region that is world famous not only for its great wines – headed […]

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Douro Valley, Portugal, October 18-22, 2017

Douro Valley, Portugal, October 18-22, 2017

The Douro Valley Wine Tour: an exciting tour along a magnificent wine river — A exciting wine tour with spectacular views. Many wine regions lie along a famous river. But the Douro in Portugal is the most spectacular of them all! The landscape is dramatic and beautiful. The vines grow on break-neck slopes. We will […]

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Alentejo and Setubal, Portugal, October 25-29, 2017

Alentejo and Setubal, Portugal, October 25-29, 2017

The Wine Tour to the dynamic Alentejo, with a visit to the Setúbal peninsula and the legendary muscatel wines — When the weather is still warm in the fall we visit Portugal, one of the most exciting wine countries in Europe right now. We cover two Portuguese wine regions during these days. We spend a […]

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An old grotto wine cellar in Vouvray, Loire

Loire Valley Wine Tour: Sancerre, Vouvray and Chinon

Tour of the Loire Valley with Sancerre, Vouvray, Chinon and more — Loire is France’s longest river and one of the world’s most famous wine rivers. For this trip we board the bus in Paris and roll down to Sancerre and then on to the Touraine where we find Vouvray, Chinon, Bourgueil and other wine […]

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Champagne Wine Tour

Champagne wine tour: luxury and gastronomy on the highest level — Nothing else in the world of wine brings out the festive feeling as champagne does. But on this wine tour we will discover that champagne is so much more than a drink just for celebrations. It is above all a very exclusive and delicious wine! […]

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Tuscany & Chianti Wine Tour

A wine tour to Tuscany and Chianti with the wonderful wines and food of Italy! — Tuscany enchants you with the beautiful landscape, the wines, the olive oil and not least the gastronomy. the wine always takes first place on our tours but here in Tuscany the local gastronomy also has a front seat. One […]

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Piedmont Wine and Truffles Tour

Gourmet tour to the Piedmont with Barolo, Barbaresco, and other exclusive wines, and the rare white truffle — Welcome to a wine tour to one of Italy’s most famous wine regions, the Piedmont, “at the foot of the mountain”. It is a region that is world famous not only for its great wines – headed by […]

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Douro Valley Wine Tour

The Douro Valley Wine Tour:  an exclusive tour along a magnificent wine river — A luxurious wine tour with spectacular views. Many wine regions lie along a famous river. But the Douro in Portugal is the most spectacular of them all! The landscape is dramatic and beautiful. The vines grow on break-neck slopes. We will enjoy […]

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Lunch table set at the chateau

Bordeaux Wine Tour

Bordeaux, a classic wine tour destination! Luxurious châteaux and ambitious winemakers! — In Bordeaux you find world famous châteaux and world famous wines but also a lot of new exciting initiatives – less famous but maybe more important for the future of Bordeaux! – and young enthusiastic wine makers. On this trip we will visit both […]

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Wine cellar in Burgundy FEATURE

UNESCO World Heritage Wine region #9: Burgundy

I recently wrote about wine regions which are on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Here comes the next wine district. Burgundy was put on the UNESCO list thanks to its climats. This has nothing to do with the weather. Climat is the word they use for the vineyard or the vineyard location in Burgundy. There […]

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UNESCO World Heritage Wine region #8: Champagne

I recently wrote about wine regions which are on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Here comes the next wine district. You do not travel to Champagne for the region’s spectacular scenery. For spectacular it is not. Rather, you find mildly rolling hills in this historic war-torn area. But it is partly deceptive. There are breath-takingly […]

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A food market in Italy

UNESCO World Heritage Wine region #7: Pantelleria

I recently wrote about wine regions which are on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Here comes the next wine district. Pantelleria is a tiny windswept island just off Sicily. The island has a very special landscape and also makes very special wines, such as passito de Pantelleria from the local grape variety zibibbo. It is […]

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UNESCO World Heritage Wine region #6: Bordeaux

I recently wrote about wine regions which are on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Here comes the next wine district. If it is a long time since you visited Bordeaux then you will see a completely different city now than a few decades ago. They have put a lot of resources into renovating the entire […]

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German wine in a bottle

UNESCO World Heritage Wine region #5: Middle Rhine (Mittlerhein)

I recently wrote about wine regions which are on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Here comes the next wine district. This beautiful river valley has been awarded the Unesco honour for its role in history and in trade, but it is of course worth a visit for its beautiful landscapes and its wines too. German […]

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UNESCO World Heritage Wine region #4: Piedmont

I recently wrote about wine regions which are on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Here comes the next wine district. Also Piedmont is on the UNESCO World Heritage sites thanks to its landscape. It is a different landscape, not as stunningly spectacular as the Douro, but beautiful in a different way with its rolling hills. […]

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UNESCO World Heritage Wine region #3: The Douro Valley

I recently wrote about wine regions which are on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Here comes the next wine district. The Douro Valley is on the UNESCO World Heritage List partly thanks to its stunning vineyard scenery. This is very well deserved. Douro Valley in northern Portugal is one of the world’s most spectacular wine […]

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UNESCO World Heritage Wine region #2: The Loire Valley

I recently wrote about wine regions which are on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Here comes the next wine district. The Loire Valley has an unlikely collection of amazing castles and chateaux, which is also what got them on the UNESCO list. Should I be honest, however, these amazing buildings are well away from the […]

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Old bottles with Tokaji in an underground cellar

UNESCO World Heritage Wine region #1: Tokaj in Hungary

I recently wrote about wine regions which are on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Here comes the next wine district. Tokaj is an exciting area with exotic wines. Hungary has undergone a renaissance over the last decade, in terms of wines, as has Tokaj with its famous sweet Tokay wine. Today, Hungary is a very […]

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Travel to World Heritage sites: Wine regions on the UNESCO list

Recently Champagne and Burgundy elected on to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. There are actually several wine regions that have been honoured by UNESCO in the same way. Decanter magazine recently published a list. Good idea. Good reason to talk about the regions with some comments from a vinous perspective. Many of the […]

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