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Grapes ready to harvest in Valpolicella

Wine tour best bubbles of Italy: Franciacorta, Prosecco, Valpolicella

A wine tour in north-east Italy: From Milan to Venice. Italy’s best sparkling wines, plus Valpolicella! — This trip combines the best of Italy’s sparkling wines – Franciacorta and Prosecco from Conegliano-Valdobbiadene – with the powerful red wines of Valpolicella. It will be an exciting journey starting in Milan and ending in Venice. With overnight […]

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Prosecco fermenting in the wine cellar

Travel to Prosecco: bubbles, wine and gastronomy | pictures

Prosecco has become one of Italy’s most famous sparkling wines. Prosecco is located in north eastern Veneto, not far from Venice. It is also one of the stops our wine tour Bubbles of Italy: Franciacorta, Prosecco and Valpolicella, an exciting journey starting in Milan and ending in Venice. With overnight stays in Brescia, Verona, Conegliano […]

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A lot of oak barrels in the wine cellar

Puglia, Southern Italy Wine Tour

Wine tour to Puglia, Apulia, Italy’s heel: southern sun, baroque splendour and primitivo — Apulia, the long Italian heel, attracts visitors with sun, sea, charming fishing villages, stunning baroque cities and, not least, with its powerful and flavourful wines. There has been a veritable quality revolution in the last 20 years here in Apulia! On […]

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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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Vineyards on the slopes of Piedmont and an old village

The best Barolo and Barbaresco from the ”prima”

A convincing vintage of Barolo 2013 and despite a very difficult year for Barbaresco 2014 there are wines that surprise. Positively. The wines were presented in Alba during  the event Nebbiolo Prima, in Piedmont in early April. Over a hundred wines a day were tasted by some sixty invited wine journalists from around the world. […]

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Wine tasting and lunch on the terrace with a view over the vineyards

Wine since 1453: Marchsi Mazze on Castello di Fonterutoli

“The Mazzei family has been active at their main property Castello Di Fonterutoli since 1435. More recently they have expanded operations with Belguardo in Maremma and Zisola in Sicily. Today, Francesco wanted to show some older vintages of the company’s “second label” Fonterutoli, and two new wines on the Swedish market, a rosé wine and […]

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Hills, vineyards, and villages in Veneto

Hot news: Italian wine

“’Be careful, you can burn yourself,’ says Gerardo Vernazzaro. I stand on a crater overlooking the sea. From the ground, sulfur smoke rises into the air. The name Campi Flegrei means just burning fields. But I did not think the name was literally true. The area’s 90 craters have all had an outbreak sometime in […]

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Nerello in a vat, Etna, Sicily

Focus on Etna on Sicily | wine tour

The climate in Sicily is warm and dry. But the landscape is mountainous and it can rain a lot when you get up in the mountains, as much as 1000 mm a year in some places. The mountains cool the vines and give a nice freshness to the wines. Hot days and cool nights in […]

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A village in the mountains, Etna, Sicily

Volcanic wines: Sicily, focusing on Etna | Wine Tour

Sicily is the Mediterranean’s biggest island. Wine is grown all around the island. Most wineries are near the coast, but for example the well-known Tenuta Regaleali is in the centre of the island, in a dramatic, mountainous landscape. Etna, which is the focus of one of our Sicily wine tours, is located in the east. […]

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Some small things to start lunch with in Veneto

Tuscany: Is the food as important as the wine? | Wine Tour

In Tuscany, on our wine tours, we spend time not only on the wine but also on the food. We do a cooking work-shop together with a skilled chef one morning. In Tuscany, the meal is important. You should sit down and eat together and the meal should take time. It may take time to […]

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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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Amphorae in a Sicilian wine cellar

Sicily Wine Tour

A wine tour to the splendours of Sicily, the wine, the food and the sunshine — Sicily is becoming one of the “hot” wine regions in Italy. They have their own unique grape varieties that give wines filled with fruit and freshness. Nero d’avola, for example, makes powerful yet fresh wines. The quality has increased with […]

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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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Veneto: amarone, Valpolicella, Soave Wine Tour

A wine tour to Veneto: indulge in amarone, relish Valpolicella and rediscover Soave – The focus of this wine tour is Amarone, Valpolicella, and Soave, the famous wines of Veneto. The amarones of Valpolicella have attained cult status and were recently given the much sought after DOCG status. Both amarone and “normal” Valpolicella are very […]

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“It can’t get any better!” – on our wine tours

We love hearing from our guest, the travellers, on our tours. This past autumn we had a wine tour to the Piedmont (or Piemonte if we stick to Italian). It had of course plenty of winery visits, vineyards, and tastings but it also included a visit to the famous truffles market in Alba with the […]

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Hillside vineyards and mountain landscape

TWE Best Wine Travel Destination: Alto Adige in Northern Italy, but also Veneto

The Wine Enthusiast recently did a special feature on what they think are the World’s Best Wine Tour Destinations for 2016. Here are some more details on one of the destinations on their list: Alto Adige in northern Italy and on neighbouring Vento. You can see the Wine Enthusiast’s full list of best wine travel […]

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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 #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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Dry cured ham is a gastronomic speciality in Le Marche

Discover le Marche, the new Tuscany!

Like Tuscany but with fewer tourists, is one way of describing le Marche. In other words, a stunningly beautiful landscape that you find between the mountains and the Adriatic Sea. Since fewer tourists come here there is a charm in Le Marche which is more difficult to find today in Tuscany. The wines have taken […]

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Wine and food in Tuscany, plus beautiful landscapes, Italian villas, and charming restaurants, on a wine tour

Travelling in Tuscany… Rolling hills, cypresses in perfectly straight lines, terracotta-coloured villas. And on top of it lovely wines that perfectly matches the Tuscan food. It’s the ideal image of Tuscany, Italy’s most classic wine regions. But it is not just a dream image. In fact, that’s how it is. You will get a lot […]

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