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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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Wine tour to the genuine, the fabulous Tuscany

Once you find your way behind the famous sights of Tuscany this famous Italian region is both small-scale and personal. In our new travel program to Tuscany, we take you to the most exciting wine producers and invite you to delicious food experiences, beautiful nature vistas, and charming medieval towns. You do not need hire […]

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Old oak vats in a wine cellar in Piedmont

Barolo and Barbaresco in the Piedmont becomes a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site

Both Barolo and Barbaresco have just been selected to be featured on the prestigious list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. During UNESCO Standing Committee meeting in Qatar recently they decided to approve Barolo and Barbaresco’s candidacy as World Heritage. Every year they decide on new members of this exclusive club. Being on the UNESCO list […]

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Douro landscape with terraced vineyards in rain and sunshine

A breathtaking wine and food tour along the winding Douro Valley

The most spectacular wine region in Portugal and perhaps in the world Along the Douro Valley there are several different wine regions but the port wine district is undoubtedly the best known. The Douro River starts in Spain, where it is called the Duero, and ends in the Atlantic in Portugal. In Portugal the valley […]

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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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Wine tours to Catalonia and to Bordeaux

Bordeaux is one of the classic wine tour destinations, always in great demand. Catalonia in north-eastern Spain is, perhaps surprisingly, more of a niche destination. We have wine tours to Bordeaux on a very regular basis, but to Catalonia it is, unfortunately, more rarely. We have just published two “sample programs” for wine tours to […]

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